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Binghamton University

Binghamton, 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 Students13,632
   Women6,613 (48.5%)
   Men7,019 (51.5%)
Graduate Students3,660


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate41% of 32,139 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 Math665 average
630-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading641 average
600-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing622 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite29 average
28-31 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $26,100
Out-of-state: $40,980
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,523
Out-of-state: $24,403
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met63%
Average Freshman Award$11,602
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size2-9 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


Binghamton Population46,444
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 52% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities11% of women participate
Fraternities 14% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
15.5% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
11.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.4% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students9.4% from 103 countries
First-Year Students Returning92.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Average 3.64 3.97 660 653 29
Low 2.50 2.80 440 500 20
High 4.00 4.85 800 780 34
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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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