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Binghamton University
Binghamton, NY
FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Entrance Difficulty
Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School Graduation High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program College preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 4
Foreign Language 3  
Social Studies 2 4
History   4
Academic Electives    
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT
Subject Tests,
or ACT
   
SAT Subject
Tests Only
 
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
Admissions Office
Address 4400 Vestal Parkway East
City, State, Zip Binghamton, NY  13902-6000
Phone (607) 777-2171
Fax  
E-mail admit@binghamton.edu
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered No
Early Decision Deadline  
Early Decision Notification  
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Action Deadline November 1
Early Action Notification January 15
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Application Fee $50
Application Fee Waiver Available
Regular Admission Notification April 1
Accept Offer of Admission By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used Yes
Defer Admission Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted
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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued
Application Form
Common Application Accepted
Universal College Application Not accepted
Electronic Application Available
 
Other Application Requirements
Interview Not required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other Portfolio, audition recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process
SELECTION OF STUDENTS
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X      
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Class Rank   X    
Recommendations   X    
Essay   X    
Interview       X
Level of Applicant's Interest     X  
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Volunteer Work     X  
Particular Talent/Ability     X  
Character/Personal Qualities     X  
First Generation to Attend College     X  
State Residency     X  
Geographic Residence     X  
Relation with Alumnus     X  
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment       X
Ethnicity     X  
Work Experience     X  
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 41% of 32,139 applicants were admitted
   Women 37% of 16,925 applicants were admitted
   Men 45% of 15,214 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled 2,838 (22%) of 13,056 admitted students enrolled
   Women 1,396 (22%) of 6,245 admitted students enrolled
   Men 1,442 (21%) of 6,811 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision
Admission Rate
 
Early Action
Admission Rate
49% of 12075 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List 4,106
Students Accepting Wait List Position  
Students Admitted From Wait List 276
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 665 average
630-710 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 30%
  Score of 600 - 700 57%
  Score of 500 - 600 12%
  Score of 400 - 500 1%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Critical Reading 641 average
600-690 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 21%
  Score of 600 - 700 59%
  Score of 500 - 600 17%
  Score of 400 - 500 3%
  Score of 300 - 400 1%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing 622 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 22%
  Score of 600 - 700 58%
  Score of 500 - 600 17%
  Score of 400 - 500 3%
  Score of 300 - 400 1%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA 3.70
3.75 and Above 64%
3.50 - 3.74 17%
3.25 - 3.49 12%
3.00 - 3.24 5%
2.50 - 2.99 2%
2.00 - 2.49  
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 29 average
28-31 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 47%
  Score of 24 - 29 50%
  Score of 18 - 23 3%
  Score of 12 - 17 0%
  Score of 6 - 11 0%
  Score of 5 or Below 0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank  
National Merit Scholar Not reported
Valedictorian Not reported
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer Not reported