SUNY Buffalo post-interview waitlist

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For all those pre-meds out there who interviewed at SUNY Buffalo and were waitlisted...

I called the admissions office and spoke with Mr. Rosso today and asked about their process. It goes something like this:

a) Our interviews went very well, otherwise we would have been rejected (they have sent many rejections letters)

b) We are assigned points based on everything in our application and interview. The number we receive is SOLID and will not change regardless of additional transcripts or letters of intent, however we may send these to them as part of our permenant file (i.e. if it helps you and you really want to be there, DO IT).

c) Our position on the waitlist may change depending on the scores of other people (if people have lower scores than it helps us, if they have higher it hurts us).

d) Some lucky individuals may be pulled off the waitlist before the end of the interview period (March), but it is not as likely.

e) Once the interview period is finished, UB shortens the waitlist and sends out rejections to the lowest scored candidates.

f) The rest of us will be contacted as they need people to fill their class, but they are limited in the amount of information that they can provide to us about our status (they might not be able to tell us our rank specifically, how many people are on the list, how many people were taken off, what area of the list they are using to contact people, etc). Some people have been told these stats before, but we can't expect that they will give them to us.

g) Once January arrives they will be able to give us a better idea of where we stand, and it would be acceptable to call once a week if we really want to know what's going on. Most people call about every 2 weeks. As we all know, they will be flooded with calls, so try to be patient.

This is all the information I have been provided. If you feel that UB is your number one choice, then I wish you luck as it is mine as well. If anyone else has any other comments please let us know! GOOD LUCK WITH THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS! I hope to see you in the fall.

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Doesn't UB accept 70% of its interviewees?
 
They have in the past years....but it all depends on how many people choose to keep their acceptances. When the reputation of the school was lower in years past, I think more people chose to decline attending the school. Now that they are improving the school and private school tuitions are outragously high, who knows how many will stay enrolled. I know that I will be holding my acceptance unless I can get a strong financial aid package from PSU, Dartmouth or Pitt.
 
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Originally posted by aqs200
Doesn't UB accept 70% of its interviewees?

what's the point of this comment? the op was merely passing along information.
 
Originally posted by steve007
what's the point of this comment? the op was merely passing along information.

So was I. From usnews.com, they accept around 70% of their interviewees.
 
Originally posted by aqs200
So was I. From USNEWS they accept 70% of their interviewees = good sign.

maybe i misread u then. quite possible w/o voice influctions. i took your original comment to mean something along the line of "if you don't get accepted you're a dope." sorry if i misinterpreted.
 
Originally posted by steve007
maybe i misread u then. quite possible w/o voice influctions. i took your original comment to mean something along the line of "if you don't get accepted you're a dope." sorry if i misinterpreted.

Naw, I never meant it like that. I just wanted the op know that if you get an interview, you have a 70% chance of getting accepted. So, UB probably has alot of waitlist movement.
 
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