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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?

3,902 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 2017-2018, 70% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Binghamton University bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $61,600 a year. That's about 51% 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

Binghamton University is ranked #357 out of 2,587 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

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
#18 Best Management Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Music Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#84 Best Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#99 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#126 Best Psychology 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
#12 Best Management Information Systems Schools College Factual
#20 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools College Factual
#32 Best Accounting Schools College Factual
#66 Best Psychology Schools College Factual
#101 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual
#153 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

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
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
1.8% 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 1.8%. 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 349 0 27 3 379
General Psychology 316 0 12 0 328
Business Administration & Management 83 27 200 2 312
General Biology 284 0 17 4 305
Accounting 189 0 109 0 298
Nursing 174 10 62 14 260
Computer Science 90 0 149 9 248
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 231 0 0 0 231
Industrial Engineering 72 0 100 15 187
Mathematics 173 0 3 7 183
Political Science & Government 160 0 8 4 172
General English Literature 141 0 8 9 158
Mechanical Engineering 100 0 37 15 152
Electrical Engineering 52 0 79 15 146
Human Development & Family Studies 144 0 0 0 144
History 105 0 9 3 117
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 115 0 0 0 115
Finance & Financial Management 103 0 0 0 103
Biomedical Engineering 59 0 27 4 90
Social Work 0 1 83 0 84
Sociology 65 0 6 9 80
Public Administration 0 0 77 0 77
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 48 7 4 14 73
Anthropology 38 0 23 7 68
Fine & Studio Arts 61 0 0 3 64
Natural Resources Conservation 52 0 9 0 61
Chemistry 49 0 4 8 61
Marketing 58 0 0 0 58
Geological & Earth Sciences 51 0 4 1 56
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 51 0 0 0 51
Romance Languages 47 0 3 0 50
Writing Studies 47 0 0 0 47
Geography & Cartography 37 0 10 0 47
Educational Administration 0 15 30 0 45
Computer Engineering 45 0 0 0 45
Management Information Systems 44 0 0 0 44
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 40 0 40
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 38 0 0 0 38
Philosophy 27 0 4 4 35
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 30 0 0 0 30
Physics 23 0 1 2 26
Computer Information Systems 25 0 0 0 25
Drama & Theater Arts 23 0 2 0 25
Ethnic Studies 24 0 0 0 24
Area Studies 21 0 0 0 21
Systems Theory 0 0 20 1 21
Music 15 0 6 0 21
Special Education 0 1 14 0 15
General Education 0 0 4 9 13
Homeland Security 0 11 0 0 11
Religious Studies 10 0 0 0 10
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 9 9
Classical Languages & Literature 8 0 0 0 8
Germanic Languages 8 0 0 0 8
International Relations & National Security 8 0 0 0 8
Teaching English or French 0 0 7 0 7
Materials Engineering 0 0 5 2 7
Entrepreneurial Studies 6 0 0 0 6
Public Health 0 0 6 0 6
Systems Engineering 0 5 0 0 5
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 5 5
Statistics 0 0 4 0 4
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 3 0 0 0 3
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 3 3
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 3 0 0 3
General Social Sciences 0 1 0 0 1
Public Policy 0 1 0 0 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering. 0 0 0 0 0
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Medieval Studies 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 3,902 82 1,213 181 5,378

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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