About SUNY at Binghamton

Founded in 1946, SUNY at Binghamton. is a Public college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 13,632 full time undergraduate students, and 3,660 full time graduate students.

The SUNY at Binghamton Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 692 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at SUNY at Binghamton include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate40%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range1230-1400
ACT Range28-31

Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,73% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 8 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

98% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 87% were in the top quarter, and 57% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at SUNY at Binghamton.

5%
“We”re apathetic”
34%
“We know about current events and vote”
48%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
13%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
9%
“We save it for the classroom”
24%
“Sometimes, but not often”
52%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
16%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
8%
“I only go out in groups”
23%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
68%
“I feel extremely safe”
10%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
70%
“We bought the gear”
20%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
26%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
11%
“Available in class”
68%
“They keep regular office hours”
15%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
35%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
60%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
10%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
41%
“We only party on weekends”
46%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
6%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
39%
“There might be people who do”
45%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
10%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
5%
“We”re apathetic”
34%
“We know about current events and vote”
48%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
13%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
9%
“We save it for the classroom”
24%
“Sometimes, but not often”
52%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
16%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
8%
“I only go out in groups”
23%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
68%
“I feel extremely safe”
10%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
70%
“We bought the gear”
20%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
26%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
11%
“Available in class”
68%
“They keep regular office hours”
15%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
35%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
60%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
10%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
41%
“We only party on weekends”
46%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
6%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
39%
“There might be people who do”
45%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
10%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

SUNY at Binghamton REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    226 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    157 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    231 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    233 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    233 Students rated class size 3.6 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    233 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    233 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    233 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of SUNY at Binghamton?

78 Students rated SUNY at Binghamton

Kylie - 08/24/2022

It is a GREAT school! It has a very nice campus and the class sizes that I had were small. Some of the lecture halls probably have much larger class sizes. The dining hall food was great in my opinion and they have a Marketplace option for even better food options.

Torate - 06/07/2022

Great place for graduates of NY public high schools who wouldn't thrive in an intellectual climate but who get A's in high school even if it meant grade grubbing for them and who are not too wrapped up in much of anything that can't be accomplished in the mall. If you don't want your comfort zone disturbed, expect mommy and daddy to jump when things don't go your way, and you're someone who keeps their eye on the latest influencer with the highest number of followers, this school just may be perfect for you. Loads of students who didn't get into more selective schools will attend with you.

Patricia - 04/05/2022

Binghamton University is a university that I am proud to be a part of. I transferred to this school after my sophomore year and I have to say that I wish that I went there from the beginning. It is a really big school that offers a lot of opportunities to get involved and make connections along the way. I have already made so many friends and have gotten involved in campus clubs/events like the Binghamton Aiding Hearts where we do volunteering every month and the National Society of Leadership and Success where we can develop leadership skills that will help us grow as a person. I am really glad that I go to this school as I have already matured and developed as a person and a student.

Valentina - 12/27/2021

I am very happy here. At first, I did not want to apply to this school but I am very happy that I chose to attend it. The academics are great and there are fun activities to do on the weekends. I have made a lot of friends and everyone is very kind. I have been able to form great relationships with some of my professors and they are available to help me outside of class time.

SUNY at Binghamton FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at SUNY at Binghamton?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for SUNY at Binghamton is 40%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    My college experience has let me come into my own. In high school I was an indecisive, shy girl. However, my time at college has made me outgoing, strong and independent. College has forced me to grow not onlyt as a student but as a person too. I have been able to take control of my life and live the way I want. The seperation from the norms of home put me out of my comfort zone yet has made me flourish. As a high school student I never would have dreamed that I would have the confidence to study abroad in the upcoming semester nor would I have believed I would be double majoring. Overall my college experience did not change me, but it let me develop. I honestly do not think the most important part of the college experience is the classes, it is the experiences you have, the people you meet and the memories you will have. I will carry college with me forever because I know it has made me who I am today. I am excited to see where the next year and a half of college will take me!

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    The school attracts children from all different ethnic and racial backgrounds. The students are motivated, hard working, and determined.

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  4. What are the academics like at your school?

    Class sizes at Binghamton are very small. Even for Freshman classes they usually adverage between 20-40 students. Unless you take big lectures, you are likely to be in small discussion classes which means that your teacher will know you name and get to know you personally. The students that go here are hard workers and the class averages are generally high, so don't count on curves. Being a Human Development major I'm in a major that's is greatly changing. The HDEV classes are small and requirements are changing so definitely keep ontop of what your major requirements are.

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  5. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school has a large and vibrant Jewish community which is important to me.

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  6. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The school is very large, but it has good major programs and the class sizes are small. On the flip side of this, since classes are small signing up for the classes you want to take can be a problem. Look forward to taking some early/boring classes the first semester or two. The school has a good reputation with people though, and employers supposedly want to hire students from public colleges because they are well rounded individuals. The dorms are fairly comfortable, and the city surrounding the college has plenty of shopping and entertainment opportunities.

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  7. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Binghamton is rural and there is not much activity compared to New York City; diverse student population at BU

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  8. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Yes, they are both very true.

    Read all  56 answers
  9. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Binghamton offers a great social life, Late Nite Bing happens every weekend and there are always new movies and activities for students to do. The Rat is a bar thats close by that students enjoy going to, and any frat party happening is always only a cab ride away. Either way, whether you're straight-edge or a partier you'll have weekend options that will keep you entertained.

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  10. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    SUNY Binghamton is a large institution that offers excellent coursework, particularly in the humanities, coupled with all the daily priveleges and necessities one would expect from a state school.

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  11. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    It is so cold, and the food can be bad at times. There is a cheating issue, but every college deals with that. There is diversity, but you find that people still cluster around, the asian internationals stick together and the Long Islanders as well. The school is 50% Long Islanders. There is not much to do on the weekends except goto the frat parties.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Getting your bang for the buck! Private school education with a public school pricetag.

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  13. What's unique about your campus?

    Going to Binghamton is like going to an Ivy League except it is affordable and the atmosphere isn't as intense. Students here are just as intelligent and hard working but much more down to earth. Economic status definitely doesn't come into play at Binghamton and that alone makes the experience much more pleasurable.

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  14. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had really believed that it was okay to not have a major coming in as a new student. I pressured myself a lot to come up with a major because I thought that would make me more successful, when really I chose the wrong major and became unseccessful. If new students just register for courses that interest them, their interests will spark and an idea for a major will eventually come along without the pressure of forcing yourself into one.

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  15. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is registering for courses. The process is very stressful and courses fill up quickly and student's get closed out.

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  16. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People shouldn't attend this school if they are not willing to open up and aid others. They shouldn't attend this school if they don't think that they will be able to manage the amount of work given.

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  17. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When i tell my friends about Binghamton, i brag that its the best public school in the north east. Binghamton is a tough school to get into and a good quality education counts thats why i chose to go here.

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  18. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Generally anyone can attend this school; whether one is outgoing or shy, they will find a niche in Binghamton.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Yes, but most time than not they are one in the same

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  20. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    No one cares about sports on the whole.

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  21. Describe the dorms.

    The dorms are livable. They are obviously not the greatest living situation, but no college dorm really is. Binghamton has many different dorm options, varied dependent upon the selected "Living Community" that you choose. The University has 5 different on-campus living communities, each with their own style of dorms. The dorms vary from the corridor double style of Dickinson, to the high-end suite style dorms of Mountainview. Each community also has it's own dining hall nearby.

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Student Body

Students

49%

female

51%

male

13,632

Total Undergrad Enrollment

3,660

Total Grad Students

8%

Out-Of-State

82%

In-State

10%

International

Organizations

346

Student Organizations

28

Fraternities

18

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

44%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
14%
% Black or African-American
5%
% Hispanic/Latino
11%
% White or Caucasian
56%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

84% of students attending SUNY at Binghamton receive some sort of financial aid. 25% were awarded federal grants. While 47% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$24,351

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$13,590

Room and Board

38,941

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$11,086
$30 - $48K
$13,608
$48 - $75K
$18,547
$75 - $110K
$21,787
$110K & UP
$22,822

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