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Reviews 1907 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: There are little blue lights all around campus and if you don't feel safe a campus police officer will come to the one that you are currently at and will take you home.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I think that the school has a great name but many intro classes are VERY HARD. I am not joking. If you are Pre-Med although we have many people who do get into medical schools, (and I'm not against working extremely hard) but the intro classes are weed out classes. Many professors do not speak english, parking is AWFUL. It seems as though there are 400 students for 100 parking spots (freshman cannot have cars on campus).

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Not all dorms are created equal. There are the dorms that look as though they are about to collapse in 1 minute and then there are the dorms that look like they're a hotel. There are many fun events that dorms host such as dorm wars in which each building in the community puts on some special events for the week and they make sure that everyone is having fun. Also, the RA's are really great and always try their best to make sure everyone is having a good time and make sure that everyone feels welcome in their community.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Not too much Greek life but there are Panhellenic groups, professional fraternities/sororities and of course socials. I think the hardest ones to get into are the professional for the simple fact that they want to make you a better person and they're not just there to party and have a good time. Since Greek life isn't so grand I honestly don't think that non-Greeks view greeks in any way

4 College Senior

Athletics: There are many club sports but many you have to be initiated into which is a bit frightening because you want to have a good time and just play sports with your friends. I have personally never been to any games but I did try out for the club volleyball team .

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Although Binghamton University has given me the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals. I believe that if you are on the Pre-Med track and are nervous about your grades, Binghamton is not a great place to start.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Classes at Binghamton are highly competitive and difficult. The quality is high and a lot is taught, and students are constantly challenged and pushed to get their full effort every step of the way.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: While safety off campus has appeared to be slightly more spoken about by most students, very rarely do students speak about safety issues on campus.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life plays a big role in the social life of many students, regardless of their own personal involvement in Greek life. Many people complain that Greek life is snobby and rude; however, it is hard to deny that it adds a lot to the campus socially.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: From personal experience both on and off a varsity team on campus, athletics is a very big deal for student-athletes, but much less important to students. Students are greatly concerned about grades and for this reason pay little attention to athletics; however, the school puts in a good effort all the same to integrate athletics into student life.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have had an amazing at Binghamton. I have had fantastic experiences both in and out of the classroom; non-academic opportunities have included incredibly fun opportunities through Residental Life, and academic opportunities include the amazing help that comes from tutoring services and office hours as well as the overall healthily competitive nature prevalent among students on campus. Overall, Binghamton had been everything that I've wanted and needed it to be.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus so I can not give a real rating.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The greeks are a big part but not as big as they can be.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Binghamton definitely has school spirit.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The dynamics and politics of the campus can be improved.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are a few bars downtown that most people frequent. They can be crowded at popular times on the weekend and many are dirty and cramped. Going out underage is very frequent and bars are not strict as they know underaged college students are their revenue sources. Buses downtown can be very crowded but are free. Cab drivers are kind of scary and at $4 each way, cabs can be expensive.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are usually only parties during the first 2 or 3 weeks of each semester when the frats are hosting rush events.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors that care are not too hard to come by. The library is diverse and has many types of study room, only unbearably full during the week up until finals. Registration is pretty easy.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: A majority of the students are jewish and practicing. The school is somewhat liberal and accepting of different sexual orientations.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Binghamton University is a pretty decent school so far. I haven't really delved deep into it considering I'm not even a freshman yet but visiting the school gave me a great vibe about spending the next 4 years there, I wouldn't consider it to be top notch but a school that is great for top notch students

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel generally safe on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really like having some small and large classes.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It hasn't affected me yet much.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The intra-murals are more popular than the varsity sports.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my school, especially the ambulance agency.

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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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