Binghamton University

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One of the nation's top 50 public universities, Binghamton is located in upstate New York in a suburb called Vestal. Binghamton offers rigorous academics, dedicated faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to over 13,000 undergraduate students. There are more than 250 student organizations, including about 50 recognized fraternities and sororities. There are many opportunities for outdoor activities, especially in the winter with many nearby ski areas.

SHORTCUTS

Stay: Marriott |  Breakfast: Chroma Cafe

Lunch: Binghamton HOTSDinner: Lost Dog

Visitor Information: Binghamton invites all prospective students and their parents to schedule a campus visit, which lasts approximately two hours and includes

Stay: The Courtyard by Marriott and Holiday Inn are both conveniently located. The historic Grand Hotel was built in 1897 as the original Binghamton City Hall and was converted to a Hotel in the 1980s. 

Coffee: Open bright and early, go to Chroma for good coffee and breakfast sandwiches. Tom's Coffee, Cards and Gifts is a great little boutique selling coffee ranging from Colombian bean to the fabulously flavored Snicklerdoodle and Hazelnut.

Breakfast: Nezuntoz (pronounced knees and toes) keeps people happy with great breakfast (and lunch), coffee and good company! Grab a blueberry muffin and coffee at The Park Diner.

Lunch: Order the kale salad or the grilled cheese sandwich at family owned, CopperTop TavernGarage Taco Bar offers great tacos, salads and soups. Binghamton HOTS serves a variety of hot plates including burgers, hot dogs and mac and cheese.

Dinner

 

Casual: Both Lost Dog and Burger Mondays serve contemporary comfort food along with handcrafted beer. The Penne a la Vodka is a classic at Lost Dog. For an interesting dessert experience, head to Uncorked Wine and Chocolate Loft for wine and chocolate pairings. 

 

A Step Up: Go to Social on Slate for delicious small plates. One parent says the Ahi tuna is a must! Right in downtown Binghamton, Number 5 offers local, electric fare as well as an extensive wine list! For excellent seafood, head to Remliks. A short ride away, in Conklin, Moxie offers a trendy menu in a very warm and comfortable space. Fifteen minutes away, in Endicott, is Lampy's owned by Jim McCoy, owner of Number 5. The ambiance here is similar to a French bistro- cozy, relaxed and warm.

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Views From a College Counselor: Stuart Nachbar of Educated Quest remarks on his recent visit to Binghamton: “Binghamton University does everything that people who follow education would expect of a flagship state university: maintain achievable admissions for excellent students; be affordable to residents through reasonable tuition and fees or generous scholarship programs; successfully retain and graduate its freshmen classes; be able to offer reasonably priced housing options on or near campus for students who are unlikely to commute, and have strong connections into the job market for students and alumni. Binghamton is one of the best buys in American higher education. New York residents are assessed less than $10,000 in tuition and fees; those who qualify for the state’s Excelsior program pay no tuition at all. Non-Residents are charged just over $22,000 in tuition and fees. “ To see Stuart’s full profile of Binghamton click here. Be sure to click on the extended profile link at the bottom of the page to see a comprehensive guide that includes facts on SAT and ACT mid ranges, comparable colleges, curriculum, the alumni network, safety on campus and costs—just to name a few. 

Local Attractions

 

Fall/Spring: Be adventurous and walk through Binghamton's Nature Preserve which encompasses 120 acres of undeveloped land. If you're looking to fish, Roscoe is an hour away and offers world class Trout fishing. Check out the "world famous" Roscoe Diner while there.

 

Winter: Looking to ski? Look no further than Greek Peak Mountain Resort.

Move In Day

— Quotes From Campus —

There is a lot of sports on campus for athletes. There are also activities for non-athletes. Lots of school spirit here!
— Megan
At Binghamton, Greek life is there if you want it, but it does not dominate the social scene.
— Taylor
 

BINGHAMTON FAST FACTS

Established

1946

Mascot

Bearcat

School Colors

Dark Green, Black, and White

Acceptance Rate

41% (2016)

Common Application

Yes

Supplement Essays

No

Early Action/Decision

Early Action

SAT

Average - 1370

ACT

Average - 29

Type

Public

Size

Big - 13,179 Undergraduates

Website

binghamton.edu

Region

Mid-Atlantic
Mid-atlantic

Admissions Office

4400 Vestal Parkway East Address Line 1
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

(p) (607) 777-2171
admit@binghamton.edu

Sandra Starke, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

Sports Divisions

NCAA Division I

Greek Life

Yes

Noteworthy Alumni

Paul Reiser

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