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Binghamton University - SUNY

Binghamton University - SUNY

+1 607-777-2171

P.O. Box 6001 Binghamton, NY USA 13902

Founded in 1946, Binghamton University—SUNY is a public research institution located in Vestal, New York. The university is well known for its sustainability efforts, and its programs in management, history, public administration, and psychology are highly regarded. Notable alumni include co-creator of The Daily Show Madeleine Smithberg, Hollywood screenwriter Andrew Bergman, and ESPN commentator Tony Kornheiser.

Ranked 90 in the nation, Binghamton’s acceptance rate is 43%, and its graduation rate is 82%. In-state undergraduate tuition is $5,195 per year, plus fees; its out-of-state undergraduate tuition is $14,115 per year, plus fees. In-state graduate tuition is $13,500 per year, plus fees; its out-of-state graduate tuition is $25,290 per year, plus fees. A total of 18,148 students are enrolled. The university’s six schools offer over 130 academic programs. Binghamton follows a semester-based academic calendar.

On campus, students have access to a nature preserve, which includes a forest and a pond. Popular activities include hiking, biking, and multiple outdoor events and festivals. Students can participate in more than 300 clubs and organizations, including 60 sororities and fraternities. Freshmen are required to live on campus, and the university’s residences offer free laundry. The Binghamton Bearcats compete in the NCAA Division I America East Conference. The student cheering section is known as the BU Zoo, which was formed to promote school pride and community. The school mascot is a bearcat named Baxter. Off campus, students can explore the suburban town of Vestal. The surrounding area has extensive opportunities for outdoor recreation. Binghamton connects students to these opportunities through their Adventure Resource Center and the Outdoor Pursuits program. Students enjoy kayaking, climbing, and camping. Skiing and snowboarding are also popular at Greek Peak, just 30 miles from campus.

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