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Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

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.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students13,491
   Women6,446 (47.8%)
   Men7,045 (52.2%)
Graduate Students3,422


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate42% of 30,616 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.70
SAT Math666 average
630-703 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading638 average
600-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing625 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $24,861
Out-of-state: $39,941
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,271
Out-of-state: $24,351
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met66%
Average Freshman Award$11,376
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes


Vestal Population46,444
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 51% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities10% of women participate
Fraternities 14% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
15.9% Asian
5.4% Black/African-American
11.5% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.1% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students10.1% from 102 countries
First-Year Students Returning91.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
Interested in This College
Average 3.60 3.87 595 596 28
Low 2.46 3.17 370 460 19
High 4.00 5.00 770 700 35
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• The 190-acre Nature Preserve is the University's largest classroom, protecting 30 acres of beaver-created wetland and 185 bird species.

• BU scientists have developed the world's smallest microphone for hearing aids, based on the structure of a fly's ear.

• Some Binghamton students say that, from the air, their campus looks like a diagram of the human brain.

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