2,090 reviews
  1. Vestal, NY
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Binghamton University, SUNY is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
America East
Address
4400 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, NY 13850

Binghamton University, SUNY Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
SAT Scores Range
1210-1370
ACT Scores Range
27-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Binghamton University, SUNY

Cost

Net Price
$15,572/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,585/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,534/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,424/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,249/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,275/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.148 responses
39%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.143 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.143 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,908Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 94 responses
Report
  • Long Island
    31%
  • Long Island or Jewish and sometimes both
    29%
  • Work hard, play hard
    12%
  • Intelligent
    11%
  • Diligent
    9%
  • Well Mannered
    5%
  • Unique
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.182 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.205 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 92 responses
Report
  • Home
    28%
  • Grows on you
    23%
  • Persistent
    13%
  • Open Minded
    12%
  • Adequate
    10%
  • Make you versatile
    7%
  • Rigorous
    3%

After Binghamton University, SUNY

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.104 responses

Binghamton University, SUNY Reviews

2,090 reviews
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Binghamton University is a school with strong academics, and a nice campus. The university is a great place to find your academic and extracurricular interests. The intro classes can be very difficult, but these courses just test your ability to study. The professors can sometimes be difficult to understand, but there are tutors readily available at the tutor center. Overall, the students at Binghamton have a passion for what they study and in turn this creates an atmosphere that encourages creative thinking and collaborative learning. Go bearcats!
I've spent a semester already at Binghamton and I'm really glad I chose to go here. The atmosphere is pretty great and when you're not in class, there's plenty to do on-campus even if the local area isn't really something spectacular. One of my favorite things is the amount of support services they offer, whether it be concerning academic advising or career counseling! That's in my opinion, one of the most important things that will help you in your college career!
In short:

Pros:
- Academics (There's a reason it's called a "Public Ivy"
- Student Life (There's so much here to keep you busy)
- Career Services (The Fleishman Center is amazing)

Cons
- Food (Sodexo has got to go)
- Local Area (Better to stay on-campus)
- On-campus housing (Way too expensive)
- Winter (When Winter comes, it does so in full force)
This was my top school, I was originally admitted as a spring admit but then they found me a spot for the fall. This school has the perfect balance of academic rigor and enjoyable, great quality classes. There is always so much to do on campus, someone is always handing out free stuff & there are so many clubs to be involved with. The housing situation is great because you can pick from five housing communities, each with a slightly different vibe and different amenities. Many of the professors here also teach at Cornell and Ithaca so you can say that you're receiving a private school level education for a fraction of the cost! I could not be happier here, coming here was the best choice I've made in a long time.