SUNY at Binghamton Top Questions

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

Erica

Party students; everyone is from long island; not as smart as private university students.

Emily

Stereotypically Long Islanders that can't get into actual Ivy League schools.

Kimberley

Long Islanders. it's pretty true but people come from all around the US and even from over seas. A lot of people believe that Binghamton is full of students that can't make it into Ivys or can't afford Ivys. Also true.

Danielle

People think that Binghamton students are generally party-ers. This stereotype is not accurate because most students stay on campus and hang out with friends on a typical Friday and Saturday night.

Jesse

Many students at Binghamton University are highly intelligent, social, and easy to get along with. There is both a high Jewish and Asian population, so I assume that would be one of the stereotypes for the school.

Michael

A common stereotype of students that attend Binghamton University is that the student body parties hard and often. I disagree. This stereotype is derived from the perceived lack of extracurricular activities that students can participate in. On the contrary, SUNY Binghamton has hundreds of active non-exclusive clubs to fit any prospective student, with many groups that offer valuable experiences, including those that offer leadership experiences and technical training, among others. As a whole, the student body is diverse, and distributed evenly among the various "stereotypes". Binghamton University has a very healthy athletic community, including primarily division 1 sports teams, as well as many intramural and recreational sports groups, such as intramural ultimate Frisbee and intramural basketball. Binghamton University also has one of the largest and most active Greek communities in the North East United States. This is beneficial to the student body because of the incredible variety of choices. For Greek life, which I am a part of, runs the gamut from social fraternities, to Professional oriented fraternities and even community service fraternities. This allows the student body to shop around and find organizations that best fit and benefit the individual student. Binghamton University is known to be a party school, but upon further inspection, a student can find many, many extracurricular activities that can keep his or her self busy for all of college!

Michael

A common stereotype of students that attend Binghamton University is that the student body parties hard and often. I disagree. This stereotype is derived from the perceived lack of extracurricular activities that students can participate in. On the contrary, SUNY Binghamton has hundreds of active non-exclusive clubs to fit any prospective student, with many groups that offer valuable experiences, including those that offer leadership experiences and technical training, among others. As a whole, the student body is diverse, and distributed evenly among the various "stereotypes". Binghamton University has a very healthy athletic community, including primarily division 1 sports teams, as well as many intramural and recreational sports groups, such as intramural ultimate Frisbee and intramural basketball. Binghamton University also has one of the largest and most active Greek communities in the North East United States. This is beneficial to the student body because of the incredible variety of choices. For Greek life, which I am a part of, runs the gamut from social fraternities, to Professional oriented fraternities and even community service fraternities. This allows the student body to shop around and find organizations that best fit and benefit the individual student. Binghamton University is known to be a party school, but upon further inspection, a student can find many, many extracurricular activities that can keep his or her self busy for all of college!

Nicole

At Binghamton, we have a reputation as the Cornell wannabes, the ones that couldn't get in or couldn't afford it. Although it's sometimes true, we can really appreciate the education we're getting. Some of our professors actually work at Cornell, which is always an advantage, and Binghamton is a great value. A lot of students go on to a graduate program at amazing universities.

Catherine

As a public school with a top notch academic reputation, Binghamton kids are seen as unspoiled, more budget conscious and more 'down to earth' than our private ivy league counterparts. I would agree with this. Yes, we are cheap and cringe at the idea of paying $6 for a Collegetown bagel, but when push comes to shove we have deep pockets for those in need. When a flood devastated the surrounding area and left thousands homeless, Bing students nearly single handed manned the local evacuation center that sheltered a thousand victims and donated thousands of dollar to the community. So as cheap as we are, we're even more generous.

Geneal

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

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