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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.

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Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students13,412
   Women6,382 (47.6%)
   Men7,030 (52.4%)
Graduate Students3,283


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate44% of 28,518 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 GPA3.6
SAT Math660 average
620-700 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading629 average
590-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing622 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite29 average
27-30 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $24,251
Out-of-state: $37,371
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,053
Out-of-state: $22,173
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met63%
Average Freshman Award$11,236
Average Indebtedness of
2011 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: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes


Vestal Population46,444
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing98% of freshmen, 52% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities10% of women participate
Fraternities12% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
15.9% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
11.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.4% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students10.4% from 96 countries
First-Year Students Returning89.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Interested in This College
Average 3.61 3.85 634 600 598 29
Low 1.20 2.80 330 380 380 21
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 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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