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Study at SUNY At Binghamton

The State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton, also called SUNY Binghamton or Binghamton University, is one of four university centers in New York State’s system of post-secondary public education. It was established in 1946 and since then has undergone a number of changes in location and name. The main campus is located in Vestal, New York. SUNY at Binghamton enrolls more than 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students and consists of six colleges and schools:

  • Harpur College of Arts and Science
  • The College of Community and Public Affairs
  • The Decker School of Nursing
  • The School of Education
  • The School of Management
  • Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science

SUNY Binghamton is a member of the NCAA and their sports teams are nicknamed the Binghamton Bearcats.

Profile of SUNY At Binghamton

Students attend Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY, a medium-sized suburb. The school is a public institution. Binghamton University degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in science, mathematics, and liberal arts.

Binghamton University Selectivity

Binghamton University is selective and does not offer open admission. One sign of prestige is that the school only let in 43% of those who applied in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 570. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 610 and 690.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Binghamton University is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student enrolment

There are 14,435 students at the school .

Student Life

Binghamton University offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the America East.

Binghamton University Programs and Degrees
General Category


Most Common Majors

Liberal Arts1,445English, social services, economics, history, social studies, political science, sociology, anthropology, . . .
Business and Management510 business management, accounting
Therapy and Counseling 351psychology, psychology courses, clinical psychology, psychobiology
Science311biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, geology, physics courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine243registered nursing, nurse practitioner, various nursing
Engineering 240electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, biomedical engineering, engineering, materials engineering
Computer Science and Engineering152computer and info science, information science, computer support
Education and Teaching100special ed, reading teaching, social studies teaching, math teaching, education, English teaching, elementary school teaching, chemistry teaching, . . .
Family and Social Work83 social work, public administration
Mathematics 64mathematics
Religion and Philosophy 33philosophy, Jewish studies
Conservation and Resource Management31conservation
Photography and Commercial Art26cinematography
Drama and Performing Arts23drama
Art Studies19art studies
Fine Arts 11art history and criticism
Science and Laboratory Technician4science tech

Contact: Binghamton University

SUNY At Binghamton

Vestal Pky E

Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

General Phone: (607) 777-2000


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