Binghamton

Binghamton University

4400 Vestal Pkwy E, Binghamton, United States
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  • Total Documents
    4,857
  • Class Notes
    3,496
  • Textbook Notes
    460
  • Study Guides
    900
  • Currently Enrolled
    3,231
  • Previously Enrolled
    2,778

Overview of Binghamton University (Binghamton)

About this school

Binghamton University, founded in 1946, is a public institution and part of the State University of New York system. In addition to its collaborative partnerships with the community, industry, and other SUNY institutions, the college offers a freshman mentoring program and unique learning opportunities in the sciences and foreign languages. Its 828-acre campus is located in Binghamton.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:13,708
    • Men:6,982 (50.9%)
    • Women:6,726 (49.1%)

Location

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Admission Information (Binghamton)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Binghamton University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
4
Foreign Language
3
-
Social Studies
2
4
History
-
4
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
4400 Vestal Parkway East
City, State, Zip
Binghamton, NY  13902-6000
Phone
(607) 777-2171
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio, audition recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
40% of 33,467 applicants were admitted
Women
41% of 17,386 applicants were admitted
Men
40% of 16,081 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,866 (21%) of 13,507 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,405 (20%) of 7,085 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,461 (23%) of 6,422 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.70
375 And Above
65%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
650-720 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
45%
• Score 600 - 700
49%
• Score 500 - 600
6%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
640-711 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
39%
• Score 600 - 700
53%
• Score 500 - 600
7%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
29 average |28-31 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
50%
• Score 24 - 29
47%
• Score 18 - 23
3%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Binghamton)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,523|Out-of-state: $24,403
  • Room & Board: - $14,577 (87.93509078844181%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (6.032454605779091%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,000 (6.032454605779091%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Binghamton University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 31
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002836
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,329 (86.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,434 (61.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,433 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
218 (15.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$13,199
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,144 (79.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,101
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,389 (96.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,753
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 208 (14.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
65 (2.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,985

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
9,510 (71.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
6,895 (72.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,885 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
981 (14.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$13,677
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,613 (81.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,356
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,706 (97.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,540
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 475 (6.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
366 (2.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,980

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
51%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,022
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Married Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,483

Academics & Instruction (Binghamton)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


754

Part-Time Faculty


293

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


67%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 7% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,487,531

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1184
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Binghamton University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


91.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


72.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


81.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


82.0%

Programs & Majors (Binghamton)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (75)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, anthropology; art history; Asian/Asian American studies; biology; chemistry; computer science; economics; education; French; geography; geology; Italian; math; material science; philosophy, politics & law; physics; political science; public administration; sociology; Spanish; systems science; theatre

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Engineering, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (63)


  • Accounting
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Italian
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Nursing--General
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Student Affairs
  • Sustainable Development
  • Systems Science
  • Theater
  • Writing

Campus Life (Binghamton)

Location & Geography

Population


46,444

Nearest Metropolitan Area


930 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
14.3 average low in January, 73.8 average high in September
Rain
161 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
70 mile(s) from campus in Syracuse
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Binghamton
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


52% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


45%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bearcat
School Colors
Dark green, black, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Binghamton University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, finance society, student volunteer center, habitat for humanity, pre-medical association, sno-cats ski and snowboard club

Sororities


11% of women participate

Fraternities


14% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


13,337

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
13,708
Women
6,726
Men
6,982

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 15.2% Asian
  • 5.7% Black/African-American
  • 12.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 62.6% White
  • 1.7% Unknown

International Students


8.2% from 97 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


3,614

Student Resources (Binghamton)