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Binghamton University, State University of New York

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Introduction

Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY), is the #1 public university in New York and was recently named among the "New Ivies" by Forbes. We are a mid-sized university of 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including over 1,500 international students from over 100 countries. Binghamton provides top tier education in six schools and 130+ academic programs, with several exclusive honors programs and world-class research opportunities for students in every major.

On campus, there's always something to do, with 21 NCAA Division I teams and 450+ student-led clubs and organizations. Binghamton University is nestled in picturesque rolling hills just minutes from a vibrant downtown area where students can explore the arts, local restaurants, and professional sports. We are just a few hours from major urban centers such as New York City, Boston, and Toronto, and our award-winning career center connects students to opportunities around the country and around the world.

Binghamton offers countless resources to support students learning and excelling both within and outside of the classroom. Combined with an affordable price, Binghamton University consistently earns a best value ranking among US universities.

Statistics

Binghamton by the Numbers

  • Total Students: 18,000
  • Undergraduate students: 14,000+
  • International students: 1,500+
  • Total applications: 50,000+
  • First-year enrolled: 3,100+
  • Transfers enrolled: 800+
  • High school GPA mid-50%: 93–98/3.7-3.9
  • Transfer GPA mid-50%: 3.3- 3.8
  • First-year retention rate: 92% (national average among publics: 62%)
  • Four-year graduation rate: 73% (national average among publics: 39%)
  • Academic offerings: 130+

    Campus Features

    On Binghamton University’s main campus, you can find interactive classroom spaces, laboratories, a trading room where students invest real money, a museum, and more! There are six residential communities, each with their own personalities and traditions, where you can make yourself at home. One of our most unique resources is our 190 acre Nature Preserve, which is open to the public year-round.

    Just a short walk or bus ride away, students and faculty engage in cutting edge research at the Innovative Technologies Complex, study nursing and pharmacy on the Health Sciences campus, or engage with the local community and government from the University Downtown Center.

      Admissions

      Begin your application process by submitting either the Coalition Application, Common Application or the SUNY Application

      In general, the following items are also needed for admission consideration:

      • Official high school transcripts from your most recent three years, issued from each institution attended, and translated to English if necessary.
      • Official English proficiency test scores. Note: All test scores must be less than two years old. Binghamton accepts the following tests for demonstrating English proficiency: TOEFL IBT, TOEFL Essentials, TOEFL Home Edition, IELTS, IELTS Indicator, Duolingo, SAT, ACT, Cambridge English (B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 proficiency).
      • Documents demonstrating proof of financial support to cover the first year of study in order to obtain an I-20 or DS-2019.
      • Submit the necessary documents to obtain a visa.

      Supporting application materials can be sent electronically to [email protected] or by mail. For further requirements and clarification, please view the Undergraduate Admission Website for more specific details on minimum scores and the admission process.

      Visa Requirements

      International applicants are considered those who intend to come to the university on an F-1 or J-1 student visa. We work closely with you to provide you with the information and documents you need to apply for your student visa.

      Scholarships and Funding

      Binghamton University has a limited number of scholarships available for first-year students, including international students. All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Scholarships may range from $3,500-$10,000. While International students are not eligible for federal/state funding, international students can apply for private scholarships that are available to them in their upperclassmen years.

      Alumni Statistics

      Rankings

      Binghamton University is ranked one of the nation’s top public universities year after year, reached its highest rank ever on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” list in 2024.

      • Among the "New Ivies": 10 public universities that turn out “smart, driven graduates craved by employers of all types.” – Forbes, 2024
      • #1 public university in New York, #52 top college in America – Forbes’ “Top Colleges in America,” 2024
      • Top 25 Best Public Colleges – College Raptor, 2024
      • #34 public college in the nation, #73 overall (highest rank ever) – U.S. News & World Report, 2024
      • 20+ years as a top 50 public in the nation – U.S. News & World Report
      • Top 100 colleges for quality, affordability, and outcomes – Money’s Best Colleges, 2022
      • Highest research ranking (R1) along with 146 other elite universities in the nation that have achieved the “very high research” classification – Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education
      • School of Management ranked in the top 10 public business schools – Poets & Quants, 2023
      • #1 provider of new hires for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Ernst & Young (EY) in New York
      • Top 20 best career placements among publics – The Princeton Review, 2022
      • 72 Top Performers on Social Mobility in the Nation for Graduating Economically Disadvantaged Students – U.S. News & World Report, 2024
      • #63 Top U.S. Colleges with the greatest economic diversity – The New York Times College-Access Index, 2023
      • 4.5 out of 5 – National Pride Index for LGBTQ+ Inclusion
      • Top 20 diverse curriculum and inclusive learning environment – Equal Opportunity Magazine, 2022
      • Ranked in the top 50 of more than 700 schools for “superb sustainability practices, a strong foundation in sustainability, education and a healthy quality of life for students on campus.” – The Princeton Review’s “2023 top 50 green schools
      • #1 top performer in sustainability research – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

      Student Testimonials

      Locations

      • Binghamton

        4400 Vestal Parkway East Binghamton, NY, 13902, Binghamton

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