SUNY At Binghamton

SUNY At Binghamton

The State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton, also called SUNY Binghamton or Binghamton University, is one of four university centers in New York State's system of post-secondary public education. It was established in 1946 and since then has undergone a number of changes in location and name. The main campus is located in Vestal, New York. SUNY at Binghamton enrolls more than 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students and consists of six colleges and schools:

  • Harpur College of Arts and Science
  • The College of Community and Public Affairs
  • The Decker School of Nursing
  • The School of Education
  • The School of Management
  • Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science

SUNY Binghamton is a member of the NCAA and their sports teams are nicknamed the Binghamton Bearcats.

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Contacting Binghamton University

SUNY at Binghamton
Vestal Pky E
Binghamton , NY 13902-6000
General Phone: (607) 777-2000

Binghamton University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,390Asian studies, Latin American studies, African-American studies, linguistics, comparative literature, German language, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, ...
Business and Management494business management, accounting
Therapy and Counseling324psychology, clinical psychology, psychobiology, psychology courses
Engineering295engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering
Science287biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, physics, physics courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine253registered nursing, nurse practitioner, various nursing
Computer Science and Engineering143computer and info science, information science, computer support
Education and Teaching98education, special ed, elementary school teaching, English teaching, math teaching, reading teaching, science teaching, social studies teaching, biology teaching, ...
Family and Social Work61public administration, social work
Religion and Philosophy40philosophy, Jewish studies
Conservation and Resource Management28conservation
Photography and Commercial Art26cinematography
Art Studies25art studies
Drama and Performing Arts20drama
Music16music, music performance
Science and Laboratory Technician9science tech
Fine Arts9art history and criticism

Number of programs and degrees for Binghamton University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,82150
Master's degree63647
Doctor's degree11625
Post-master's certificate223

Binghamton University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Binghamton University had a total enrollment of 14,435 students (14,116 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 54%
Women 46%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 79%
Graduate 21%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 43%
Black 5%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 11%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 22%
(Foreign Students) 13%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 31%
20-21 34%
22-24 16%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York80%
(International Students)10%
New Jersey6%

Binghamton University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 90 %
Part-Time 94 %

Binghamton University Room and Board (2007)

Binghamton University offers campus housing for 6,653 of its 14,116 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Binghamton, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Binghamton University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal570660
SAT Math610690
ACT Composite2529

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT92%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT18%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Binghamton University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,072
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,332
Room and board $ 9,774
Room charge $ 6,088
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,686
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Binghamton University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 283600)

Binghamton University Faculty

Binghamton University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track6840
Non-tenured and not on tenure track6373

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year133$116,40731$108,711
Associate professoracademic year106$85,91675$82,249
Assistant professoracademic year88$70,97053$68,740
Instructoracademic year2*13$58,690
Lectureracademic year22$53,49937$48,354
All faculty totalacademic year351$91,526209$75,282

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Binghamton University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball America East
Baseball America East
Track America East

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports7170141

Binghamton University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Arabic Language and Literature
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Physics, Other

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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