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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 Students12,997
   Women6,071 (46.7%)
   Men6,926 (53.3%)
Graduate Students3,080


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate42% of 29,067 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 Math665 average
620-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading625 average
583-675 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing620 average
570-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite29 average
27-30 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $23,647
Out-of-state: $35,287
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,619
Out-of-state: $20,259
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met63%
Average Freshman Award$10,520
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 10% 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 Housing98% of freshmen, 59% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities10% of women participate
Fraternities10% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
15.9% Asian
5.7% Black/African-American
10.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
60.6% White
4.2% Unknown
International Students11.4% from 93 countries
First-Year Students Returning91.0%
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 3.57 3.83 626 599 599 28
Low 2.10 2.10 330 340 380 13
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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