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Binghamton University Overview

Located in Vestal, New York, Binghamton University is a public institution. Vestal is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Binghamton University Known For?

4,004 Undergraduate Awards
$35,105 Avg Cost After Aid
43% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Binghamton University is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Binghamton University.
  • In 2019-2020, 73% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Binghamton University bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $72,980 a year. That's about 79% more than their peers at other schools.
  • The average Binghamton University student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Binghamton University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Binghamton University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Best Geography & Cartography Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Fine & Studio Arts Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Anthropology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Anthropology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Geography & Cartography Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Most Popular Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Most Popular Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Social Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Binghamton University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Community Organization & Advocacy Schools College Factual
#58 Best General Psychology Schools College Factual
#74 Best Accounting Schools College Factual
#78 Best Nursing Schools College Factual
#80 Best Psychology Schools College Factual
#166 Best Health Professions Schools College Factual

Where Is Binghamton University?

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Contact details for Binghamton University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4400 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY 13850-6000
Phone: 607-777-2000
Website: www.binghamton.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Binghamton-NY/Binghamton-University/51791915551
Twitter: http://twitter.com/binghamtonu

How Do I Get Into Binghamton University?

You can apply to Binghamton University online at: www.binghamton.edu/admissions/apply

Admission Requirements for Binghamton University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program considered but not required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Binghamton University?

43% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
99% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate of Binghamton University is 43%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 43%, and the acceptance rate for women is 43%.

Average Test Scores

About 99% of students accepted to Binghamton University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 640 and 710. Math scores were between 650 and 740.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Binghamton University  ( 640 to 710 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Binghamton University  ( 650 to 740 )
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800
Binghamton University received ACT scores from 31% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 29 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for Binghamton University  ( 29 to 32 )
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Can I Afford Binghamton University?

$35,105 Net Price
48% Take Out Loans
1.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Binghamton University is $35,105. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Binghamton University, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $7,630 a year. That adds up to $30,520 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Binghamton University is 1.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Binghamton University Undergraduate Student Diversity

13,889 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 14,333 undergraduate students at Binghamton University, with 13,889 being full-time and 444 being part-time.

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There are also 3,815 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 13,889 full-time undergraduates at Binghamton University, 49% are male and 51% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Binghamton University students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,138
Black or African American 650
Hispanic or Latino 1,723
White 8,088
International Students 651
Other Races/Ethnicities 639

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Binghamton University. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 83 countries are represented at Binghamton University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Binghamton University

5,478 Took All Classes Online
16,275 Took At Least One Class Online
1,215.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 16,275 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Binghamton University has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Binghamton University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Binghamton University was 1,215.9%. This is the #87 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Binghamton University regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Binghamton University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Economics 337 0 39 10 386
General Psychology 341 0 6 0 347
General Biology 319 0 13 6 338
Computer Science 102 0 209 15 326
Nursing 193 7 83 4 287
Business Administration & Management 78 30 172 2 282
Accounting 173 0 88 0 261
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 258 0 0 0 258
Mathematics 178 0 10 4 192
Human Development & Family Studies 169 0 0 0 169
Mechanical Engineering 107 0 49 11 167
Industrial Engineering 64 0 85 13 162
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 154 0 0 0 154
Political Science & Government 145 0 1 3 149
General English Literature 125 0 11 3 139
Biomedical Engineering 69 0 33 7 109
Social Work 18 0 85 0 103
Finance & Financial Management 102 0 0 0 102
History 88 0 6 8 102
Natural Resources Conservation 67 0 17 0 84
Marketing 76 0 0 0 76
Anthropology 41 0 30 5 76
Chemistry 59 0 1 13 73
Sociology 61 0 3 6 70
Electrical and Computer Engineering. 0 0 59 10 69
Fine & Studio Arts 64 0 2 2 68
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 63 0 0 0 63
Public Administration 0 0 63 0 63
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 34 5 4 18 61
Geography & Cartography 42 0 18 0 60
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 54 0 54
Management Information Systems 52 0 0 0 52
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 51 51
Geological & Earth Sciences 42 0 8 1 51
Romance Languages 45 0 5 0 50
Computer Engineering 48 0 0 0 48
Educational Administration 0 11 29 0 40
Writing Studies 37 0 0 0 37
Physics 25 0 1 10 36
Electrical Engineering 35 0 0 0 35
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 34 0 0 0 34
Ethnic Studies 25 0 0 0 25
Systems Theory 0 0 22 3 25
Computer Information Systems 21 0 0 0 21
Philosophy 16 0 1 2 19
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 1 11 7 19
Drama & Theater Arts 17 0 1 0 18
Area Studies 17 0 0 0 17
Music 10 0 6 0 16
Special Education 0 1 13 0 14
Entrepreneurial Studies 10 0 0 0 10
General Education 0 0 4 6 10
Teaching English or French 0 5 5 0 10
Religious Studies 10 0 0 0 10
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 9 0 0 0 9
Public Health 0 0 9 0 9
Statistics 0 0 9 0 9
Systems Engineering 0 7 0 0 7
Classical Languages & Literature 7 0 0 0 7
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 7 7
Materials Engineering 0 0 3 2 5
Germanic Languages 5 0 0 0 5
Child Development & Psychology 1 0 0 4 5
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 3 0 0 0 3
General Social Sciences 3 0 0 0 3
International Relations & National Security 3 0 0 0 3
Medieval Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Public Policy 0 2 0 0 2
Homeland Security 0 1 0 0 1
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 4,004 70 1,268 233 5,575

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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