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

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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.

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