A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 (without football)
Athletic Conference
America East
Address
4400 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, NY 13850
From Binghamton University, SUNY

Binghamton University is renowned as one of the top public universities in the nation for its academic excellence, value, student achievement, and outcomes post-graduation. A mid-size institution, Binghamton offers more than 130 academic offerings, exclusive honors programs, and research opportunities for undergraduate students in every major.

Binghamton students can join 280 clubs and organizations and elite athletes participate in 21 NCAA Division I varsity teams. Binghamton is a residential school where students develop close friendships that shape their experiences and memories.

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

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
42%
SAT Range
1230-1383
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
Will You Get In?

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Cost

Net Price
$16,081/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,743/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,397/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,071/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,147/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,446/ 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.147 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.147 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,054Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 98 responses
Report
  • Long Island
    31%
  • Long Island or Jewish and sometimes both
    29%
  • Work hard, play hard
    11%
  • Intelligent
    10%
  • Diligent
    8%
  • Well Mannered
    6%
  • Unique
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.186 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.209 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 96 responses
Report
  • Home
    27%
  • Grows on you
    23%
  • Persistent
    13%
  • Open Minded
    11%
  • Adequate
    9%
  • Make you versatile
    7%
  • Awful
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
48%
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
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Binghamton University, SUNY 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)
My professors are absolutely committed to my success not only at Binghamton, but in my post-graduate endeavors. They are always available when I need academic and personal guidance. The English department staff is friendly, efficient, and always helpful; no unnecessary running around! I'm forever grateful that I choose Binghamton; Go Bearcats!