Binghamton University, SUNY

2,071 reviews
  1. Vestal, NY
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Binghamton University, SUNY is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
America East
Address
4400 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, NY 13850

Binghamton University, SUNY Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
SAT Range
1210-1370
ACT Range
27-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$15,572/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,585/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,534/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,424/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,249/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,275/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.148 responses
39%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.143 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.143 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,908Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 94 responses
Report
  • Long Island
    31%
  • Long Island or Jewish and sometimes both
    29%
  • Work hard, play hard
    12%
  • Intelligent
    11%
  • Diligent
    9%
  • Well Mannered
    5%
  • Unique
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.182 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.205 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 92 responses
Report
  • Home
    28%
  • Grows on you
    23%
  • Persistent
    13%
  • Open Minded
    12%
  • Adequate
    10%
  • Make you versatile
    7%
  • Rigorous
    3%

After Binghamton University, SUNY

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.104 responses

Reviews

2,071 reviews
  • Excellent
    278
  • Very Good
    755
  • Average
    853
  • Poor
    123
  • Terrible
    62
Most professors are really awesome! Many really care about what they teach and research. Furthermore, many professors invite undergraduate students to get involved in research projects, which is awesome for student resumes and experience.

Our professors are interested in very diverse things and thus we have an insanely diverse amount of course offerings.

The only major downside to the professors on our campus is that, because we are a research institution, some don't care about what happens to the students in terms of grades or well-being. This is not common, but it is true of some.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
A medium to large generic public institution. A far cry from any Ivy or a elite university. Overcrowded, under funded, lacking resources and stuffing more and more students in and shuffling them through as quickly as possible without caring about the experience students have. You know the stereotype of the large public school where you are a number. Welcome to Binghamton! It is cheap. That is the payoff. It has fallen below the other 4 university centers and Geneseo. But it is probably cheaper. The advantage program is an incredible addition. Pay the cost of a university while getting to attend a community college. How is that ok?
  • Niche User
  • 2 months ago
In terms of general health and safety and the promotion of being healthy on campus, we have many initiatives! We have a whole B Healthy thing to eat healthy and drink water and exercise. I think this initiative does reach some students, but definitely not all. We have signage promoting people walk and run the campus sidewalks and a great gym facility. Safety is taken very seriously with a 24 hour REAL police force always present on campus, usually within five minutes of wherever you happen to be. The blue light system and our safe ride/walk program keeps students safe on their campus walks. Unfortunately, I do not think there are adequate resources for sexual health or sexual assault prevention.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago