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.

Binghamton University Highlights

School Information

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

Students & Programs

Student Population: 18,124
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 82%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 17,072 (94% 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: $10,201
Out-of-state Tuition: $27,791
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 75%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $9,398

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Binghamton University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Binghamton University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2101
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1411
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 2821
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 332
Education 3201
Engineering 1575
English Language and Literature/Letters 211
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 21143
Health Professions and Related Programs 4142
History 111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 221
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2221
Natural Resources and Conservation 121
Philosophy and Religious Studies 211
Physical Sciences 333
Psychology 413
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2121
Social Sciences 1874
Visual and Performing Arts 1041
Grand total 23816732

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Binghamton University 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,201
Out-of-state $27,791
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $13,594
Out-of-state $25,384

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,180 75%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,684 58% $9,398
Student loan aid 1,447 50% $7,471

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 7,713 55% $8,938
Federal student loans 6,093 43% $6,618

Admissions & Enrollment

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

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 37,516 17,354 20,162
Percent admitted 100% 40% 41%
Percent admitted who enrolled 8% 8% 7%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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

Binghamton University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 18,124
Undergraduate enrollment 14,165
Graduate enrollment 3,959

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

Binghamton University 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
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate 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
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
    • Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs
    • Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate 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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