Binghamton University, founded in 1946, is a public institution and part of the State University of New York system. In addition to its collaborative partnerships with the community, industry, and other SUNY institutions, the college offers a freshman mentoring program and unique learning opportunities in the sciences and foreign languages. Its 828-acre campus is located in Binghamton.

Website: www.binghamton.edu/

Public
Co-ed
13,708
Undergraduate
Students
(49.1%) 6,726 Women
(50.9%) 6,982 Men
3,614
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
40% of 33,467 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.70
SAT Math
650-720 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
640-711 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
28-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,866
Out-of-state: $43,706
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,808
Out-of-state: $26,648
Room and Board
$15,058
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Freshman Award
$13,516
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,022
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
754
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes
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Campus Life

Binghamton Population
46,444
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
52% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bearcat
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
14% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
15.2% Asian
5.7% Black/African-American
12.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.6% White
1.7% Unknown
International Students
8.2% from 97 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
72.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
62%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
42.0%
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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

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

Examinations
Exam Required Units 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
ACT Writing Test Policy 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

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
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

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 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


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
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

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
40% of 33,467 applicants were admitted
Women
41% of 17,386 applicants were admitted
Men
40% of 16,081 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,866 (21%) of 13,507 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,405 (20%) of 7,085 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,461 (23%) of 6,422 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
47% of 11,526 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
1,543
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
374

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.70
3.75 and Above
65%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
650-720 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
45%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
6%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
640-711 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
39%
Score of 600 - 700
53%
Score of 500 - 600
7%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
29 average
28-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
50%
Score of 24 - 29
47%
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 Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,866
Out-of-state: $43,706
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,808
Out-of-state: $26,648
Room and Board
$15,058
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$1,000
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 31
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002836
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,568 (86.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,593 (61.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,593 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
233 (15.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$13,516
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,328 (79.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,908
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,563 (96.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,764
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 218 (14.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
120 (2.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,629

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
9,850 (71.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
7,053 (71.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,045 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,313 (14.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$14,129
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,847 (81.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,655
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,908 (97.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,457
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 575 (6.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
452 (2.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,644

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
51%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,022
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
611
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
28
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
58
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Married Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
200
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,942
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sculpture
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, anthropology; art history; Asian/AsianAmerican studies; biology; chemistry; computer science; economics; education; French; geography; geology; Italian; math; material science; philosophy, politics & law; physics; political science; public administration; sociology; Spanish; systems science; theatre
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
754
Part-Time Faculty
293
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
67%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 31% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 50% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,487,531
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1184
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Music, Master of Science in Education, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Applied Physics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemistry
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English Education
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Geology
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music
  • Nursing--General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Systems Science

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Applied Physics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biopsychology
  • Chemistry
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Geology
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing--General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Statistics
  • Systems Science

Location and Setting


Binghamton Population
46,444
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
930 acres

Weather

Temperature
14.3 average low in January, 73.8 average high in September
Rain
161 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Binghamton
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
52% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
45%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
only main gate open to traffic 12-5 am, emergency text system, self-defense workshops

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bearcat
School Colors
Dark green, black, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf     x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, finance society, student volunteer center, habitat for humanity, pre-medical association, sno-cats ski and snowboard club
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
14% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
13,708
Women
6,726 (49.1%)
Men
6,982 (50.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
13,337
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
15.2% Asian
5.7% Black/African-American
12.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.6% White
1.7% Unknown
International Students.
8.2% from 97 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
3,614

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
72.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
81.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
82.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
62%
Average Starting Salary
62%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
42.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Engineering 1%
Law 7%
Arts and Sciences 5%
Medicine 9%
Education 7%
Other 7%

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