As the only law school in the State University of New York system, UB School of Law has always been committed to expanding pathways to a legal education. After a recent independent validity study, UB School of Law found the GRE to be a reliable indicator of law school potential. Acceptance of the GRE will be especially attractive to students considering one of the many dual degree options offered at UB, as well as students who have not made a final decision regarding their educational path.
Yes. All applicants for admission must apply through LSAC using LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS).
UB will review your percentiles for both the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections and compare them to our median LSAT percentile. Over the past five admission cycles, our median LSAT score averaged 154, which generally falls around the 60th percentile. The School for Law is looking similar performances on the GRE.
If you plan to submit GRE scores, you must indicate as such on the application for admission (question 11. Standardized Test Option).
Your application will not go into review with the Admissions Committee until your GRE scores are received through Educational Testing Services (ETS). Our ETS Code is 2925.
Your official GRE scores are sent to the institutions you designated through your ETS Account 10-15 days after your test date. Our ETS Code is 2925.
Yes. If you have taken both the LSAT and GRE within the past five years, your LSAT score will automatically be reported with your CAS report and be considered during the appilcation review process.
GRE applicants must notify the Office of Admissions of any plans to take the LSAT. Failure to adhere to this policy may result in rescinded admission and/or scholarship reduction or removal.
No. You may opt to submit both LSAT and GRE scores, but you are not required to submit your GRE scores if you have a reportable LSAT score on file.
No. The Admissions Committee has no test preference and will consider and assess applications similarly regardless of test type.
No. We do not set minimum or cut-off scores for either test.
While standardized test scores and GPAs together predict ones’ success in the first year of law school, the Admissions Committee reviews applications holistically. In addition to standardized test score(s) and grades, we consider all application materials when assessing applications.
No. The Admissions Committee will give equal weight to the Verbal Reasoning and the Quantitative Reasoning sections.
Yes. Since the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) sends all LSAT scores from the past five years, we ask applicants who have opted to submit GRE scores to submit all GRE scores from the last five years.