College Profile

Fiske Guide recognizes Binghamton University as “the premier public university in the northeast”(2010); Kiplinger’s ranks Binghamton as the “#1 Best Value in the nation.” (2009-2010); and Binghamton has been distinguished for years as a “public Ivy” by Greenes’ Guide.

Why? Binghamton fosters an atmosphere where students are always questioning, always challenging, and always striving for more and succeeding. Devoted faculty is committed to helping students obtain skills as worldly citizens and to creating a stimulating campus that is supportive, rewarding and fun. Students are active in learning, contributing to and collaborating on advancing knowledge and research with distinguished faculty. From designing sensors that detect toxins, to writing and directing plays, students thrive in a diverse community promoting vigorous exchanges of innovative ideas.

With nearly 130 academic offerings, students often seek more than a bachelor’s degree; pursuing double majors or several minors to reflect their career aspirations and personal interests. Other students, shortly after arriving, choose to pursue fast-track, combined or accelerated degrees – attaining bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years, saving tuition dollars and increasing job opportunities. Forbes ranks Binghamton #1 in the Northeast, #4 in the nation among public universities for graduates attaining top-starting salaries (2008).

Students from every corner of the world pursue their passions and interests, engaging in countless extracurricular activities. Students also strive to earn national recognition for talents — debate, a cappella and engineering competitions. Voted by students as one of the Top 20 U.S. schools with “more things to do on campus”(Princeton Review), there’s always campus fun — concerts, clubs, intramurals, Late Nite activities, hiking in a 200-acre nature preserve, and cheering on Division I teams. Residential communities have a small-town feel with lots of individual student attention. Each community has its own Faculty Master leading and mentoring activities which link and enrich student living and learning experiences, as well as, foster lifetime friendships and memories.


14,711 Total Enrollment
11,704 Undergraduate Enrollment
3,007 Graduate Enrollment
2,132 International Student Enrollment
50% Male
50% Female
1:20 Faculty-Student Ratio
90+ Countries Represented
Top 5 China, South Korea, Turkey, India, Taiwan

English as a Second Language Program and Services

Does your institution have an Intensive English Program?

Can your institution issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Student Status to a student who has been admitted only to the Intensive English Program?

Does your institution provide courses of English as a Second Language to admitted students?

Does your institution conditionally admit students to degree programs if they have not met the English proficiency requirement?
Yes, we can offer conditional admission to high achieving students who score between 70-79 on the TOEFL IBT or 450-499 on the SAT CR section.

International Student Housing Options

Is on-campus housing available for international students?
Yes, on campus housing is available with an option to live in residence halls that remain open throughout the academic year.

First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

International students seeking to enroll as first-time undergraduates:

International students seeking to transfer into one of your institution’s undergraduate programs:

Graduate admission requirements for international students:

Student Activities and Campus Life

Over 200 clubs and organizations, ranging from academic (clubs related to specific majors) to recreational (the Ultimate Frisbee Club, the Circus Arts Association) to cultural (Korean Student Union, Asian Movie Club, African Student Association, etc…) Division 1 athletics, plus many intramural sports. For a full list of clubs, please visit


Central New York

Binghamton University (SUNY)


Nicholas Forcier

Visa Information

Does your institution issue I-20 for F-1 visa status and/or DS-2019 for J-1 visa status?

Cost of Attendance & Financial Assistance

Tuition: Full-Time $15,921
Fees: Approx. $10,000/year (room, mandatory meal plan, mandatory fees)

Major Areas of Study

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies
Art and Graphic Design
Arts, Visual, and Performing
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Counseling and Social Work
Education, Teaching ESL
English Language and Literature
Languages, Intensive English as Second Language
Languages, Literature, and Linguistics
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies
Math and Statistics
Nursing / Other Allied Medical
Philosophy and Religion
Physical Sciences
Public Administration and Social Services
Social Sciences


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