GRE FAQ

Why has UB School of Law decided to accept the GRE?
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.

If I plan to submit GRE scores, must I apply through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC)?
Yes. All applicants for admission must apply through LSAC using LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS).

If I take the GRE in lieu of the LSAT, how will UB School of Law evaluate my GRE scores?
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.

How will I indicate that I am submitting GRE scores instead of the LSAT?
If you plan to submit GRE scores, you must notify the Office of Admissions by uploading an addendum to your application or by emailing law-admissions@buffalo.edu upon application submission. Please include your GRE test date.

Note - Your application will not be completed or go into review with the Admissions Committee until your GRE scores are received through Educational Testing Services (ETS). Our ETS Code is 2925.

How do I submit my GRE scores to UB School of Law?
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.

If I take both the LSAT and the GRE, must I submit my LSAT score?
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.

If I take both the LSAT and the GRE, must I submit my GRE scores?
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.

Will taking the GRE in lieu of the LSAT put me at a disadvantage during the review process?
No. The Admissions Committee has no test preference and will consider and assess applications similarly regardless of test type.

Does UB School of Law have a minimum score required for the LSAT or GRE?
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.

If I take the GRE in lieu of the LSAT, will one GRE section be weighted more heavily than the other?
No. The Admissions Committee will give equal weight to the Verbal Reasoning and the Quantitative Reasoning sections.

I took the GRE more than once.  Must I request ETS to send all scores?
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.