Binghamton University – The State University of New York (SUNY)

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Student Reviews: 3.62/5 (1)

The State University of New York at Binghamton, or Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY), or BU, as it’s known to locals, is a public, research university located in the State of New York. BU is one of four university centers in the SUNY system. Originally started as a small, liberal arts college in 1946 to serve the needs of local veterans returning from World War II, the SUNY system has grown into a large, doctoral-granting institution. It currently consists of six colleges and schools, and facilitates over 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Binghamton University is known for the high-quality education it provides to students at an affordable price. It has consistently been ranked in the top 10 best value public colleges by USA Today and has been called a “Public Ivy” by Greenes’ Guide.

General Information

Admission Office
Box 6001
Binghamton, NY 13902-6001
(607) 777-2171
Fax: (607) 777-4445
[email protected]
Contact: Cheryl Brown
Director of Admissions
Main Address
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
(607) 777-2000
Total undergrads: 11,821
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,519
Degree-seeking undergrads: 11,760
Graduate enrollment: 3,077

Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $40
Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 40%
Percent students who return sophomore year: 90%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American Studies B
Asian Studies B
East Asian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
South Asian Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Acting B
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Directing/Theatrical Production B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Sculpture B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology B
Cellular/Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Business Administration/Management B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Industrial Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature
Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature
Arabic B
Classics B
Comparative Literature B
French B
German B
Hebrew B
Italian B
Latin B
Linguistics B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Nursing (RN) B

History – General B

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Medieval/Renaissance Studies B
Multi/Interdisciplinary studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion
Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychobiology/Physiological Psychology B
Psychology – General B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Applied Economics B
Cartography B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Ratings for Binghamton University – The State University of New York (SUNY)

Student Reviews: 3.62/5 (1)




Academically rigorous. Lots of choices. Active and diverse student body.

Binghamton, NY. Lack of school spirit.

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