#1 Public University in N.Y.

Renowned as the #1 public university in New York and 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.

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Affordable Excellence

#1 Public University in N.Y. — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Ranked #34 best public in the nation — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

#2 among schools in the Northeast for Student Outcomes — Wall Street Journal, 2020

One of only 10 Best Buy public universities in the nation — Fiske Guide to Colleges 

Among the “Top Colleges Doing the Most for Low-Income Students” — The New York Times, 2017

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 140,000 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.

Career clusters connect students to customized job/internship lists, events and career opportunities based on their interests (arts and communication, business and entrepreneurship, science and healthcare, etc.)

Student Life

Binghamton students can join 450+ 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.

Binghamton strives to become a genuinely inclusive community where those with differening backgrounds and allegiances feel valued and can learn from one another.


Academic Excellence

Ninety-two percent of first-year students return sophomore year -- well above the national average for pubics of 62%; and 74% 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 sciences and nursing. There are several exclusive honors programs and 50+ accelerated and fast-track degree programs — complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five rather than six years, saving time and tuition. First-year pre-pharmacy applicants may also be admitted for a guaranteed a seat in our Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program through the Pharmacy Early Acceptance Program (PEAP).

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 First-year 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 is among the very few programs in the nation that offer research experiences in the humanities and social sciences to first-year students. You'll have the chance to work with faculty mentors and produce original research. 
  • The Innovation Scholars program combines academics, experiential learning, networking and mentorship to teach students how to create solutions to solve large problems.


First-year application 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


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