University of Buffalo accidentally accepts thousands of prospective students

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – University at Buffalo officials are explaining how the university mistakenly accepted thousands of prospective students.

A spokesperson said the emails went out Wednesday to more than 5,000 people who applied to the university. UB said it sent out a second email about three to four hours later notifying the students of the mistake and apologizing for it.

UB also sent out this statement saying, “The University at Buffalo sincerely regrets this error, as well as any stress it may have caused students and families who received the letters.

“The miscommunication occurred when an incorrect email list was generated from an applicant database. Within three to four hours following the discovery of this error, the university emailed a letter of explanation to the recipients, offering its sincerest apologies to those who were affected.

“The university’s Office of Enrollment Management has taken immediate steps to ensure that errors of this kind will not occur in the future. We know that this can be a stressful time for prospective students and their families. The University at Buffalo deeply regrets this unfortunate error in communication.

“It is important to note that the admissions applications of this group of students are still under review and the students are still being considered for acceptance by the university.”

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