SUNY Binghamton University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Vestal, NY
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Small city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
41 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Guy/girl ratio
  • Nightlife
  • Off-campus housing
  • Price

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Campus dining
  • The surrounding areas of Binghamton
  • Diversity without interaction
  • Gen-ed classes

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Binghamton is not a school that will hold your hand through the college experience. If you arrive here expecting to find your place while sitting in your dorm room, then this is not the school for you. You must make an effort and be proactive by joining clubs and getting involved in your academic, social, extracurricular, and professional life. Binghamton doesn't win recognition for the most beautiful campus, have a huge football program, or predictable weather, but Binghamton has everything you will need to make yourself feel at home. 

Binghamton is a mid-size school that rests upon a foundation of balance. If you are looking for the atmosphere of a large party- or athletics-oriented school or the hands-on attention of a small private school, you will not find what you are looking for at Binghamton. There are moments, though, when you can experience the benefits of going to a larger school as well as a smaller private school. Even though the basketball team isn't very good, there are times when the student section will be filled and cheering for the team, even though they're losing. A required "gen ed" class will be made to feel more intimate when the professor makes himself available at any time to answer questions. What really makes Binghamton worth it is the people you will meet. You just have to be willing to make the effort to find them! Add to this the affordable price tag, and you have one of the best bargains around.

Binghamton Student Reviews

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3 College Junior

Nightlife: House parties: are fun and a good way to meet new people

Bars: small selection & relatively easy to get in

Frats: depends on the person

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Never felt in danger when on campus even late at night

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms: Newing/Dickinson are the best (upgraded), CIW (very social), Mountainview (really nice but far), Hinman (old, but closest to the lecture hall)

Social atmosphere: corridor style is more social than suite style

Housing process: simple

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Pros: close to the bars and downtown center

Cons: sometimes miss dorm life

Availability: lofts/apt. go quicker

Convenience: usually have multiple bus stops

Cost: depends on your location (more expensive the closer you get to the downtown area)

Landlords: really have to be careful (pages that help with this)

Parking: really expensive

Safety: decent but can be sketchy at times

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2 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Area attractions: things to do (more if you have a car)

Safety: about a 6… could be safer

Shopping: not that great (go to Syracuse)

Local attitude toward students: most locals hate BU students and target them

1 person found this useful Report

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