Binghamton University--SUNY

Offering all the choices and opportunities of a research university, Binghamton University is also dedicated to undergraduate education and provides students with the attention found at a small college. Our students are among the most gifted in the nation and our faculty are devoted teachers and mentors committed to helping students obtain the skills to become global citizens. Together, Binghamtons faculty and students create a stimulating campus environment that is supportive, rewarding and fun. Students thrive in a diverse community that promotes the vigorous exchange of innovative ideas. Entering freshmen with an interest in research can immerse themselves through the Freshman Research Immersion (FRI) program that provides first-year students with authentic research experience in sciences and engineering. Teaming up with faculty and other inquisitive students, students in the FRI program conduct cutting-edge research projects in one of 8 unique and challenging research streams: biofilms(microbio), biogeochem(environ sci), biomed-chem,geospatial remote sensing(environ sci),molecular anthro,neurosci, image and acoustic signals analysis, and smart energy(chem/phy) . Binghamton students excel, winning national accolades, gaining admission to top graduate schools and succeeding with distinction in various professions. Binghamton is a highly residential campus with students living in small, closely-knit communities where they can get to know everyone and find a unique residential life experience. Collegiate professors in each community, bring living and learning together, help students connect their academic lives with their lives outside the classroom give students a place to turn when they have questions about academic issues and non-academic concerns, and connect students to campus programs and services, fostering faculty- student interaction. With one of the largest study-abroad programs in the nation, students have nearly 900 programs to choose from. Students also take advantage of the many enriched programs at the University including 3/2 and 4/1 accelerated or combined-degree programs, allowing them to complete bachelors and masters degrees in five rather than six years, saving time and tuition while increasing their marketability. The University emphasizes entrepreneurship through its Entrepreneurship Across the Curriculum program that offers students, a concentration in entrepreneurship as well as incentives and assistance for faculty who agree to offer an entrepreneurship component in their classes on a continuing basis. Students also enjoy Languages Across the Curriculum, which promotes the use of languages other than English in non-language courses, helping students become aware of intercultural perspectives and providing opportunity for them to continuously use their language skills. Binghamton graduates command top starting salaries because of their rich experiential learning, leadership development, global awareness, and critical-thinking, analytical and communication skills. The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development offers support to research career options, seek assistance exploring job fields or launch a search for a semester internship, summer job or first full-time job. Students also have access to online career tools, resume writing assistance, interview skills coaching, staff and peer advising, and on-campus job fairs. Binghamton students take advantage of excellent facilities for learning and recreation, attending concerts, participating in clubs and intramurals, hiking the University's nearly 190-acre nature preserve and cheering on 21 Division I athletic teams. The community offers professional baseball and hockey, opera, First Fridays featuring local artists works, and dozens of parks and activities. The campus has state-of-the-art labs, four libraries and dozens of spaces for students to meet and collaborate on coursework and projects.

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School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1946 N/A Semester $93.4 million + PO Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902 (607) 777-2000
overall score total score state city online paying global
53 100.0 New York Binghamton 383 358 157

Student Life List

Total Enrollment live On Campus Description
17,292 52% Binghamton University--SUNY has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,632, with a gender distribution of 51 percent male students and 49 percent female students. At this school, 52 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 45 percent of students live off campus. In sports, Binghamton University--SUNY is part of the NCAA I.

Student Body

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Total enrollment 17,292
Total undergraduate enrollment 13,632
Total graduate enrollment 3,660
Enrolled students who are veterans or active service members 0.2%

Degree-seeking student gender distribution

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Degree-seeking men 51.5%


Students living on- and off-campus

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Students who live in college-owned, operated or affiliated housing 52%
Students who live off-campus 45%

Types of campus housing available

coed dorms (75%)
apartments for married students (1%)
apartment for single students (14%)
special housing for disabled students (2%)
other housing options (8%)


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Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

Clubs & Organizations

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Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institution (Cornell University)
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institution (Cornell University)
Navy ROTC Not offered