A Premier University

Renowned as one of the top public universities in the nation for its academic excellence, value and student achievement, Binghamton University’s academic culture is one of rigor, collaboration and bold innovation. A mid-sized institution, Binghamton combines a broadly interdisciplinary education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation.

A Premier University

Binghamton is located in the Southern Tier of upstate New York, situated on 930 acres of land, and just a few hours from major urban centers in New York and neighboring states.

15th best value college in the nation — Forbes

One of the nation’s best for academics, affordability and career prospects — The Princeton Review

One of the nation’s top 40 public universities — U.S. News & World Report

Among the “Top Colleges Doing the Most for Low-Income Students” — The New York Times

#6 best value college in NY for its "intense academic culture” — Best Value Schools


Binghamton Opens Doors

Combining stellar academics and a strong career development program gives Binghamton graduates a significant advantage in their future endeavors. Couple that with a network of 127,000 alumni worldwide who are eager to open doors for new alumni and the future is bright for Binghamton graduates.

Recruiters actively seek out Binghamton graduates. More than 1,800 employers recruit Binghamton students every year including Microsoft, Google, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Ernst & Young, PwC, KPMG and Deloitte.

  • 1 in 3 of our students go on to graduate or professional schools
  • 83% of students who apply to law school are accepted compared with 75.8% nationally.
  • Binghamton graduates are accepted into medical school at rates 15% higher than the national average. 


Academic Excellence

Ninety-one percent of freshmen return sophomore year -- well above the national average of 73%; and 71% graduate in four years (national average is 39%).

Binghamton is made up five undergraduate schools: business, community and public affairs, engineering and computer science, liberal arts and nursing. There are several exclusive honors programs and 50+ accelerated degree programs — complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five rather than six years, saving time and tuition. We also have a brand new pharmacy school. Although not an undergraduate school, students can earn a Pharm D graduate degree in just seven years with one of our pathway programs.

Honors Programs

Binghamton offers honors in practically every major, and our most selective students are eligible for special academic opportunities.

Honors Programs

  • The Binghamton University Scholars Program provides students with opportunities to be mentored by top-level administrators and faculty, showcase their work locally and nationally, and earn “Presidents Honors” or “All University Honors” recognition upon graduation.

  • The PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholars Program is the honors program in the School of Management and provides students with unparalleled leadership and networking experiences that prepare students to enter the business world as distinguished professionals.
  • The Freshman Research Immersion (FRI) program is one of a select few of its kind in the country! This groundbreaking program gives first- year STEM (Science-Technology- Engineering-Mathematics) students the opportunity to combine their academic studies with the experience of conducting real research.
  • The Source Project allows students to gain new knowledge about the world we enhabit. Through this research program, students are guided by experienced faculty in the humanities and social sciences.


Student Life

Binghamton students can join 280 clubs and organizations. Elite athletes participate in 21 NCAA Division I varsity teams, and there are dozens of club and intramural sports.

Each of Binghamton’s six living-and-learning residential communities has its own personality, traditions, dining center, recreational and study areas. Collegiate professors and resident assistants (RAs) offer programs and classes to foster academic and personal growth.



Freshmen deadlines

  • Early Action: Nov. 1
  • Regular decision: Jan. 15

Transfer priority deadlines

  • Spring admission: Nov. 1 (engineering and nursing schools, and the social work major only accept fall applications)
  • Fall admission: March 1


Discover Binghamton for yourself. Schedule a campus visit today!  

Questions? Contact us at admit@binghamton.edu.