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Binghamton University, State University of New York

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Binghamton University, State University of New York


Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY), is the #1 public university in New York and #52 in the U.S., (Forbes, 2023) and is consistently ranked the best value among the nation’s top 50 public universities (U.S. News & World Report). With 18,000 graduate and undergraduate students, six schools, and 130+ academic programs, Binghamton combines the atmosphere of a mid-sized institution with the resources of a large research university. There are several exclusive honors programs and research opportunities for students in every major. Binghamton is located in New York on a campus nestled in picturesque rolling hills yet just a few hours from major urban centers such as New York City, Boston, and Toronto.

Our six residential communities are where you’ll live and make friends in a supportive, strong mini-community within the larger University. Each community has its own dining hall, personality, and traditions. The city of Binghamton is a short drive away and students can ride the bus for free to enjoy plenty of local restaurants, professional sports, and arts and entertainment. Binghamton ensures our students stay safe. All residence hall doors are locked on a 24-hour basis, requiring key-card access; there is an on-campus police presence and an emergency communications system.

With 21 NCAA Division I teams, numerous club sports and intramural teams, plus 450+ student-led organizations and clubs, there’s always something to do! An award-winning career development center gives Binghamton students a significant advantage when they graduate. More than 1,800 employers recruit Binghamton students every year including Microsoft, Google, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Disney, Tata, Samsung, and many others.
We go above and beyond together. Psychologist or economist, biologist or engineer, you'll become everything but ordinary, and graduate prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow and make a positive difference in the world.

Binghamton University is a premier public university.

We have an academic culture that is rigorous, collaborative, and boldly innovative. Our campus exemplifies the best kind of public university experience: richly diverse students, an active social life, and deep engagement within the community. Each of our students, like you, brings a particular vision and set of talents to create a unique perspective. They’re explorers and innovators; they’re eager for a challenge and willing to roll up their sleeves.

A Degree that will take you places!

Binghamton has one of the best 4-year graduation rates (73%) in the United States and the best among SUNY schools. That translates to savings! By graduating in 4 instead of 5 years, you’ll save at least $30,000!


  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • Our professional schools and programs are all fully accredited by their professional accreditation organizations.


Binghamton by the Numbers

  • Total Students: 18,000
  • Undergraduate students: 14,000+
  • Total applications: 50,000+
  • First-year enrolled: 3,100+
  • Transfers enrolled: 800+
  • High school GPA mid-50%: 93–98/3.7-3.9
  • Transfer GPA mid-50%: 3.3- 3.8
  • First-year retention rate: 92% (national average among public 62%)
  • Academic offerings: 130+

    Campus Features

    Binghamton’s 3,763 square-meter campus is nestled in picturesque rolling hills and includes a nearly 770,000 square-meter Nature Preserve.
    Downtown Binghamton is just minutes away and offers a safe, friendly, medium-sized city to discover and explore the arts, local restaurants, and professional sports. We are a three-hour drive from New York City and Philadelphia, and just a five-hour drive from Boston, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.
    Binghamton provides a bus from JFK airport to campus for students when they arrive in the U.S. for the semester.


      There are several ways to apply; please submit one application via the Common Application or the SUNY Application
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      Visa Requirements

      We work closely with you to provide you with the information and documents you need to apply for your student visa.

      Scholarships and Funding

      High-performing students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.

      Alumni Statistics


      Binghamton University ranked one of the nation’s top public universities year after year, reached its highest rank ever on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” list in 2024.

      • #34 public college in the nation, #73 overall (highest rank ever) – U.S. News & World Report, 2024
      • 20+ years as a top 50 public in the nation – U.S. News & World Report
      • #52 top college in America – Forbes, 2024
      • One of America’s Best Colleges – Money’s “Best Colleges in America 2023”
      • Top 25 Best Public Colleges – College Raptor, 2024
      • #60 on WalletHub's 2023 College Ranking: Best Colleges & Universities
      • #1 public university in New York – Forbes’ “Top Colleges in America,” 2024
      • #1 SUNY, #26 public in the nation, and #82 best college overall – Wall Street Journal’s “America’s Best Colleges,” 2024
      • #1 SUNY, #60 best college – WalletHub's 2023 College Ranking: Best Colleges & Universities
      • #1 best value public in N.Y. – U.S. News & World Report, 2023
      • Top 100 colleges for quality, affordability, and outcomes – Money’s Best Colleges, 2022
      • #20 best value public schools – The Princeton Review, 2022
      • Highest research ranking (R1) along with 146 other elite universities in the nation that have achieved the “very high research” classification – Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education
      • #53 top research universities – Forbes, 2022
      • #1 in career preparation
      • #1 provider of new hires for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Ernst & Young (EY) in New York
      • Top 20 best career placements among publics – The Princeton Review, 2022
      • 72 Top Performers on Social Mobility in the Nation for Graduating Economically Disadvantaged Students – U.S. News & World Report, 2024
      • #63 Top U.S. Colleges with the greatest economic diversity – The New York Times College-Access Index, 2023
      • 4.5 out of 5 – National Pride Index for LGBTQ+ Inclusion
      • Top 20 diverse curriculum and inclusive learning environment – Equal Opportunity Magazine, 2022
      • Top 20 schools fostering diversity and inclusion – Women Engineer Magazine, 2021
      • Ranked in the top 50 of more than 700 schools for “superb sustainability practices, a strong foundation in sustainability, education and a healthy quality of life for students on campus.” – The Princeton Review’s “2023 top 50 green schools”
      • #1 top performer in sustainability research – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
      • School of Management ranked among the best in the nation for high-paying jobs in accounting, finance, and marketing – Wall Street Journal, 2023.
      • School of Management ranked in the top 10 public business schools – Poets & Quants, 2023


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