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A world-class institution, Binghamton University offers students a broad, interdisciplinary education with an international perspective and one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation.

Ranked among the elite public universities in the country, Binghamton challenges students academically, not financially, in its unique, best-of-both-worlds environment.

Our academic culture rivals a first-rate private university — rigorous, collaborative and boldly innovative — while our campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience: richly diverse students, active social life and deep engagement within the community.

Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946 to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, when the college was incorporated into the State University of New York, it was renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer, who devoted his later years to settling the area west of Binghamton.

Until 1953, Harpur College was one of only two public liberal arts colleges in the state. In 1961, the campus was moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the state system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton. Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name in 1992.

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80

Established Year

1946

Students

17,292

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About

About University
A world-class institution, Binghamton University offers students a broad, interdisciplinary education with an international perspective and one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation. Ranked among the elite public universities in the country, Binghamton challenges students academically, not financially, in its unique, best-of-both-worlds environment. Our academic culture rivals a first-rate private university — rigorous, collaborative and boldly innovative — while our campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience: richly diverse students, active social life and deep engagement within the community. Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946 to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University. Four years later, when the college was incorporated into the State University of New York, it was renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer, who devoted his later years to settling the area west of Binghamton. Until 1953, Harpur College was one of only two public liberal arts colleges in the state. In 1961, the campus was moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the state system. In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton. Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name in 1992.

Services:

services
Binghamton University--SUNY offers a number of student services, including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance. Binghamton University--SUNY also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.). Of the students at Binghamton University--SUNY, 45 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Binghamton University--SUNY. Students who have cars on campus 45% Health insurance offered Yes

Student Life:

Student Life
Binghamton University--SUNY has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,728, with a gender distribution of 51 percent male students and 49 percent female students. At this school, 51 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 49 percent of students live off campus. In sports, Binghamton University--SUNY is part of the NCAA I. Total enrollment 17,342 Collegiate athletic association NCAA I The student-faculty ratio at Binghamton University--SUNY is 19:1, and the school has 48.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Binghamton University--SUNY include: Business Administration and Management, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Engineering, General; Psychology, General; and Chiropractic. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 91 percent.

Student Reviews:

Reviews
1. Binghamton university is really quite intellectual. The student here are top notch. Many got into Cornell or Yale but came to Binghamton because they couldn't afford those schools and it makes Binghamton a school of really smart people. There are plenty of activities to choose from. Get involved . Downtown is booming on the weekends. There are a ton of Long Island kids so take that for what it is worth. If you can get into business or engineering good for you. They should have a real D1 football team and a hockey rink on campus! 2. Wonderful learning environment for various fields. There are many resources and individuals wanting to help you academically and professionally. 3. This isn't the best school but its certainly amazing in my book. Its got amazing programs and helpful staff almost everywhere you go. There are some professors that have a strong accent but those happen in every college and are rare here. There's free group tutoring for a lot of classes that's amazingly helpful. If there isn't one for your class you can request one and it only takes 5 people for them to get a tutor in that class. If you read one of the other reviews on here that's about then daughters stem scholarship disregard it. I went through the same thing and I also lost my STEM scholarship. The financial aid staff was able to get it back relatively quickly and they were very understanding. All students here have merit and truly deserve to be here. If a rogue happens to slip through the cracks normally the student will either transfer or drop out once they realize that this is a UNIVERSITY, not a high school. The dorms vary on quality with Hinman being the worst and Mountainview being the best. However, they all have their own good qualities and you should review the dorms before you decide where to live. I would recommend this school a billion times over and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Binghamton.