Academics

Location
Vestal, NY
Undergrads
11,464
Tuition (in-state)
$16,795 ($7,645)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Freshman

Academics: My major is designed specifically at what I want to study and my academic advisor is great and easy to reach.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Professors: have some you love and some you hate

Curriculum: decent

Registration process: HELL depending on your year

Workload: depends on your major and time management

Special study options: create your own major or accelerated programs

Popular study areas: Watson and Harpur (also if you want peace & quiet while you study, go to Science Library)

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: The liberal arts and sciences here are great. However, the math department is awful. Half of the professors aren't qualified to teach what they are or are awful teachers. In many classes they are just thrown into them and no one is prepared. And for several of the Engineering classes, the teachers are also ill-equipped.

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5 College Senior

Academics: There is a lot of professors who are extremely professional in their areas. There are also variety of study groups to help students with homework.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The classes are very intense and lots of hard work. There are tutors on campus to help for each class, especially for biology. If your a biology major your in for the long haul because you have to put forth every effort to achieve your final result of a good grade. These classes have a huge work load, but it will help towards the end of the semester.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 219th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 346th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 626th
    Best Course Variety
  • 808th
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 978th
    Most Manageable Workloads

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Mills Horton
Hometown
Geneseo, Illinois
Major
English-Creative Writing
Grad Year
2013
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The prevalent student opinion of professors and academics seems to be that "it all depends." While the majority of professors at Binghamton is extremely knowledgeable and helpful, others would rather not be bothered with their teaching duties. Because Binghamton is considered somewhat of a research university, certain professors have the reputation of putting student instruction on the backburner and paying more attention to personal work and research. How involved your teachers are hinges upon your efforts to talk to them about your concerns. Introducing yourself at the beginning of the semester, and visiting professors' office hours will be extremely beneficial to success in all academic endeavors. If you make the effort, you will find that most professors will be warm and open to anything you may need.

Binghamton's academics are highly regarded, and the faculty includes professors who are among the best in their respective fields. However, this does not always translate to a great classroom experience. There are many great professors lurking the halls of Binghamton, but finding one can be a life-changing hit or a disastrous miss.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
20:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
562
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
249
Total FT Faculty
571
Faculty with Terminal Degree
89%
Average Faculty Salary
$92,656
Full-Time Retention Rate
91%
Part-Time Retention Rate
94%
Transfer-Out Rate
9%
Graduation Rate
79%
Programs/Majors Offered
109
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 39%
  • 20 to 49 students: 45%
  • 50 or more students: 16%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Community and Public Affairs
  • Decker School of Nursing
  • Harpur College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Management
  • Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Accounting: 4%
  • Biology and Biological Sciences: 2%
  • English Language Studies: 3%
  • Psychology: 3%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Physical activity/wellness
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cooperative education program
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Exchange student program (domestic)
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • Student-designed major
Best Places to Study
  • Bartle Library
  • CIW Library
  • Hinman Library
  • Jazzman CafĂ©
  • Science Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Don't take 8:30 a.m. classes.
  • Explore the local area of Binghamton, and don't judge it for what everyone says. There's a lot more to the local area than most people give it credit for.
  • Get involved early in organizations.
  • Get to know your professors, especially the ones you like.
  • If you have a car, bring it!
  • Learn the names of as many bouncers as you can.
  • Learn to do things for yourself.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 65 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 70 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 7 responses

  • 42% Flo from Progressive
  • 33% Ingrid Michaelson - singer, songwriter
  • 17% Madeleine Smithberg - co-creator, "The Daily Show"
  • 8% Andrew Bergman - screenwriter, director

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