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Also known as "Binghamton University"

4400 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY

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SUNY at Binghamton is a public institution that has a fair number of majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Vestal, New York, in a predominately suburban area. SUNY at Binghamton has a yearly student enrollment of around fifteen thousand.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Psychology
  • English Language And Literature
  • Social Sciences
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. Most students admitted to this school achieve an SAT score between 1770 - 2030, or an ACT composite score between 26 - 30. Approximately 40% of all students that applied were admitted at this school, with 21% of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition varies for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay nearly $7,900, while nonresidents pay $17,000 for the year. Housing may be available for students that would like to live on-campus for a cost of $8,300 each year. Students at this school may qualify for aid which is usually grants and loans.

Athletic programs are available at Binghamton University through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate sports. Available sports offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)

Students should visit the SUNY at Binghamton website to obtain a complete list of academic programs offered, admissions information, and more.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students SUNY at Binghamton accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting accepted to SUNY at Binghamton.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading580 - 670
SAT ® Math620 - 700
SAT ® Writing570 - 660
SAT ® Total Score1770 - 2030

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English0 - 0
ACT ® Math0 - 0
ACT ® Composite Score26 - 30

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into Binghamton University

The chances for admission at SUNY at Binghamton can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions10,918 (40%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled2,321 (21%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at SUNY at Binghamton is around 15,000 students. The student body is made up of 79% undergraduate students and 21% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $5,600-$6,700
    • Out-of-State: $15,000-$17,660
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $230-$280 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $610-$740 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid63%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships52%$6,090
Receiving Student Loans51%$6,272

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 2%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, SUNY at Binghamton may provide services to students including:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

With a very high graduation rate of around 77%, Binghamton University is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years66%
Graduating in 5 Years10%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program (more info)
  • Graduate Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

SUNY at Binghamton is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (America East)
  • Basketball (America East)
  • Track and Field (America East)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)


English Language and Literature

  • English (B, D, M)
  • Rhetoric and Composition (B)

Social Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Nursing (B, C, D, M)
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (C, M)
  • Psychiatric, Mental Health Nurse (C, M)
  • Family Practice Nurse (C)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies


Philosophy and Religious Studies


Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer (B, D, M)
  • Information Science Studies (B)

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Public Administration and Social Services

Physical Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts


  • Reading Teacher Education (M)
  • Education, Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities (M)
  • Special Education (M)
  • Social Studies Teacher Education (M)
  • Student Counseling and Personnel Services (M)
  • English and Language Arts Teacher Education (M)
  • Mathematics Teacher Education (M)
  • Biology Teacher Education (M)
  • Elementary Education (M)
  • Education (D, M)
  • Educational Leadership and Administration (C)
  • Physics Teacher Education (M)
  • Science Teacher Education (M)
  • Chemistry Teacher Education (M)

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Linguistics (B)
  • Spanish Language and Literature (B, M)
  • Comparative Literature (B, D, M)
  • Arabic Language and Literature (B)
  • French Language and Literature (B, M)
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (C, D)
  • Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (B)
  • Italian Language and Literature (B, M)
  • Hebrew Language and Literature (B)
  • German Language and Literature (B)

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Asian Civilization Studies (B)
  • Latin American Studies (B)
  • African-American Studies (B)
  • Asian-American Studies (B)

Science Technology

  • Science Technologies (M)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Humanistic Studies (B)

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B)

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