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

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School Overview

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

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.

SUNY at Binghamton Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(607) 777-2000
Type of School:4-year, Public
Address:4400 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY 13850-6000
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:17,292
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):81%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:16,140 (93% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$9,271
Out-of-state Tuition:$24,351
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:84%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$7,923

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

SUNY at Binghamton Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at SUNY at Binghamton.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1101
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1411
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3821
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services322
English Language and Literature/Letters311
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics21143
Health Professions and Related Programs6152
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service2
Mathematics and Statistics111
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1211
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Philosophy and Religious Studies211
Physical Sciences333
Public Administration and Social Service Professions121
Social Sciences11084
Visual and Performing Arts941
Grand total21796232

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at SUNY at Binghamton.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at SUNY at Binghamton and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid2,17584%
Grant or scholarship aid1,32151%$7,923
Student loan aid1,22347%$7,395

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid6,82151%$7,607
Federal student loans6,14646%$6,820

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for SUNY at Binghamton. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled SUNY at Binghamton students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants32,13915,21416,925
Percent admitted100%41%40%
Percent admitted who enrolled8%9%8%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

SUNY at Binghamton Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment17,292
Undergraduate enrollment13,632
Graduate enrollment3,660

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

SUNY at Binghamton Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)
    • RN Baccalaureate Degree Programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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.

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