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Reviews 2028 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's not guaranteed you'll have a great time every night but many people do.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are a ton of options, even if you're not involved in Greek life.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Overall it's challenging but not impossible, as long as you have a good work ethic.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: No one will really give you any problems with being who you are, as long as you're not in anyone's face about it.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Most people drink (but not everyone and no one forces anyone to drink) a good number of people smoke marijuana and take Adderall, some frat guys snort coke (the majority don't).

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The school does its best to make all students feel at home.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not in Greek life, but the general consensus seems to be that those in it enjoy it and those not in it don't feel like they're missing out.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We don't have football, but the students here definitely take pride in their physiques.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a great school and it's very cost effective.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: 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.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: You really have to reach out and look for your own job, no one will offer you one. However, we have plenty of places for students to work, whether it be peer advising, library positions, or work study.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: 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.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: We have all the options, whether it be traditional dorm room corridor-style or updated and modern suite style rooms. Many people fight over the "nicer" housing communities, but living in one of the older ones often provides students with an incredible sense of community. Additionally, our hall and community governments are very active and many people participate in them. We also have many fun events planned throughout the residential communities that keep everyone involved and happy.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The best part about our Greek life is that it is not necessary that you join. There are enough people involved that if you plan on joining Greek life, you're going to have a large and awesome networking community. In this same vein, there are enough people not involved that if you would never want to participate in anything Greek life, you wouldn't have to at all. Our Greek life is more philanthropic here than it is focused on parties.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: People see athletes on campus as hard workers- we certainly respect our division one athletics. However, the only games with any real attendance are probably basketball and baseball. Most, if not all, other sports are pretty much under the radar. The athletes are usually very close to one another and are quite exclusive. Our club sports, on the other hand, are very open minded, accepting, and sought after. People love playing sports in the quads, being competitive at a mild level, and creating community through athletics. Our gym is pretty nice.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Binghamton was not my first choice school. I would have loved to go to a prestigious university that people would've "ooh'd" over when I told them. Unfortunately, money issues constrained me to a public university. While I was originally not excited to be a Binghamton student, I now feel as if I have the best friends in the world and a decent education and community, all for a reasonable price (as reasonable as it can be).

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors care. If you're having problems, talk to them in office hours, and they're generally understanding and accommodating within limits.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: As a history and medieval studies double major, I'm not sure what I'm going to do as a career--other than maybe go to grad school.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: - You should always keep your wits about you no matter where you are (on campus, off campus, wherever), but especially at night/in less populated areas. Personally, I've walked back to my dorm from the library in the middle of the night multiple times; it's scary, but I was fine (and I hope it stays that way!!) I walk fast, constantly look around, don't have headphones in, and keep sight of the blue lights with emergency phones below them. Walking in groups is good, too, and getting a ride across campus when available is favorable.

- Have the numbers for university police and harpur's ferry (medical emergency service on campus) in your phone.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The farther from classes, the better the amenities since those buildings are newer and updated. The dorms closer to classes (Hinman, CIW) are fine though.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't pay much attention to Greek life.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Binghamton is home. After feeling like an outcast in high school, I've somewhere I belong through joining clubs and through my majors.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I think I've learned a lot from the classes I've taken and some have been very interesting to me. A lot of professors are foreign and difficult to understand, but I like to teach myself the material either way.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Career services is a great resource for finding jobs or internships. There is a huge career fair every semester for all fields. There is especially great recruiting on campus for accounting students. All the Big 4 firms as well as many mid-size and smaller firms recruit on campus throughout the year. They even hold interviews on campus to make it easier for us. Because of this, I was accepted into 8 summer leadership programs with various firms and accepted an internship offer for the Summer of 2017 with a Big 4 firm.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus and I have never had any bad experiences with my personal safety.


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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.

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