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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
41%
SAT Range
1230-1400
ACT Range
28-31
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$16,540/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,086/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,608/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,547/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,787/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,822/ year
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  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.148 responses
40%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.148 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.148 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,185Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 99 responses
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  • Long Island
    30%
  • 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.187 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.210 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 97 responses
Report
  • Home
    27%
  • Grows on you
    24%
  • Persistent
    12%
  • Open Minded
    11%
  • Adequate
    9%
  • Make you versatile
    7%
  • Awful
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
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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I really like Binghamton but there is room for improvement. As a psychology major it is hard to get into classes you need as they close out, even if you came in with a ton of AP credits. Also, so many classes are big so its harder to focus and do well in them. The campus is hilly. Academics are great, i’ve only had one bad teacher. Advising sucks I had to figure everything out on my own. Mountainview dorms were awfull, invisible RA, no community events, unfriendly people etc. Now I live in Newing and I love it and it’s so much better! Many Long Island students, intentational students (mostly from Asia) and Jewish students. You have to find your people at this school but once you do your experience can be great. Also, we don’t have certain majors like education (also communications, and others people complain about) which really sucks but they try to sell you on their grad program. The food is hit or miss, definitely go to the Kosher station since they have the best food.
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Binghamton University has great professors and staff who want to see you succeed! There are so many resources for your academics, mental health, etc. It offers so many different majors, clubs and activities. It's an amazing school and I can't imagine myself anywhere else.
After freshman year of partying every day, things tend to die down for the next following years. The location in Binghamton allows a student to focus on course work and extracurricular activities. Furthermore, from my experience in Binghamton, the connections made at job fairs and interactions with future employer's eases students into the job field. Binghamton also hosts events and concerts daily for students to get to know each other. There are also family events where families can come up to Binghamton to check up on their child's progress and life at the university. Overall, Binghamton University is the school to go for a higher education.