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Binghamton University

Vestal, New York
The Binghamton campus and surroundings credit: Binghamton University
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Overview
Public
13,185 Undergraduates
41% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Midsize
Public
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
Binghamton University
4400 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, New York
13850-6000
(607) 777-2000
www.binghamton.edu

Binghamton University, which is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is one of the top 90 colleges in the nation. It’s a public research university that opened in 1946. It was originally called Triple Cities College and used for the local veterans who had served in World War II. Today, it sits on 930 acres of land in Binghamton, New York. The town of Binghamton is home to professional baseball and hockey teams, a symphony orchestra, an opera company and fine dining. On campus, there is a 190-acre nature preserve with forest and wetlands. The college is considered a public Ivy because it provides an Ivy education at a public cost. Its motto is “From breadth through depth to perspective.” Notable alumni include actor William Baldwin, sportswriter Tony Kornheiser, professor Deborah Tannen, comedian Paul Reiser, singer Ingrid Michaelson and comic book artist Art Spiegelman. The university’s color is Pantone 342 (a shade of green), its mascot is Baxter the Bearcat and its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I America East. Varsity teams at Binghamton include men’s basketball, lacrosse, golf and cross country, and women’s basketball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis and volleyball.

Location
75

coffee score

78

restaurants score

Students
51%

Men

49%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

1039

New Transfer Students

Admissions
41%

Acceptance Rate

20%

Enrollment Yield

1230-1400

SAT Range

32,139

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$16,540

Typical Cost

$24,403

Out-Of-State (published)

$9,523

In-State (published)

84%

Recieve Financial Aid

91%

Have Loans

$16,500

Median Debt

Academics
19.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

132

Doctorates Awareded

Psychology

Top Major

5

Faculty Awards

1

National Academy Members

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 300 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, more than 59 fraternities and sororities

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

America East

Track & Field Conference:

America East

Social