College Profile

Binghamton University, located in the scenic Southern Tier of New York, stands as a beacon of intellectual curiosity and academic achievement. With a rich history, Binghamton has evolved into a vibrant community of scholars, fostering an environment where students not only gain knowledge but also develop critical thinking skills and a passion for lifelong learning.

Binghamton University is renowned for its commitment to academic excellence. Binghamton offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs across six schools, including Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Management, and the Watson School of Engineering.

At Binghamton, we believe in the transformative power of research. Whether you’re studying in the sciences, humanities, or social sciences, our university provides extensive opportunities for hands-on research experiences. From state-of-the-art laboratories to collaborative projects with renowned faculty, Binghamton students contribute to advancements in knowledge and make meaningful contributions to their fields.

Binghamton University embraces diversity and fosters a global perspective. Our diverse community of students represents a multitude of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives, creating rich and engaging experiences. With study abroad programs, international partnerships, and a commitment to global awareness, Binghamton prepares students to thrive in an interconnected world.

Beyond the classroom, Binghamton University offers a vibrant campus life. With over 300 student organizations, there are ample opportunities to explore interests, develop leadership skills, and form lasting friendships. The Events Center, a hub of activity, hosts athletic events, concerts, and cultural performances, providing a lively atmosphere for students to connect and celebrate their diverse talents.

Our commitment to providing a world-class education is reflected in our state-of-the-art facilities. Cutting-edge research centers, modern libraries, and innovative learning spaces create an environment conducive to academic achievement and personal growth.

We create pathways for all Binghamton University students to explore, pursue, and achieve fulfilled lives through a dynamic network of opportunities and connections.  We are recognized by the National Career Development Association (NCDA) as an Exemplary Career Center, the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development is dedicated to supporting and preparing students with all majors for advanced education, careers and purposeful living. We put students first and empower them with the connections and support to take ownership of their career journey.

In conclusion, Binghamton University is more than an institution; it’s a community dedicated to fostering intellectual growth, cultural understanding, and a commitment to excellence. We invite prospective international students to embark on a transformative educational journey, where they will not only gain knowledge and skills but also become part of a supportive and diverse community that will shape their future success.

Programs we offer: 

Undergraduate/Graduate Program

1. Psychology

2. Business Management/Accounting

3. Computer Science

4. Economics

5. Engineering

6. Fine Art(Art & Design/Art history/Theater/Cinema/Music/)

7. Chemistry

8. English (comparative literature/Rhetoric/Creative writing)

9. Philosophy Politics & Law

10. Geography



18,300 Total Enrollment
14,400 Undergraduate Enrollment
3,900 Graduate Enrollment
1,800 International Student Enrollment
49% Male
51% Female
19:1 Faculty-Student Ratio
830 Faculty: Full-Time
277 Faculty: Part-Time
98 Countries Represented
Top 5 China, South Korea, Vietnam, India, Canada
Other First year retention rate - 92%

English as a Second Language Program and Services

Does your institution have an Intensive English Program?

The English Language Institute was first established as the English as a Second Language Program at Binghamton University in 1984. The ELI is part of the Division of Academic Affairs and its courses are University-Wide Courses, in line with its mission to support students in all schools across campus. Our credit-bearing academic English classes in pronunciation, speaking and listening, and reading and writing are offered for advanced English-language learners at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Together with University Tutorial Services, we provide English-language tutoring that plays an important role in our program; trained tutors meet one-on-one with students to assist with a variety of linguistic, social or academic difficulties

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 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.

Additional support programs include the English Conversation Pairs Program, ESA Conversation Circles, the ELI Mentoring Program, Academic Achievement Training, and the International Language Association, which all provide more access to English and opportunities for cross-cultural understanding, among other volunteer and academic opportunities

International Student Housing Options

Is on-campus housing available for international students?

All new first-year students are required to live on campus. Undergraduate transfer students are not required to live on campus, but can live on-campus if you decide this is the best housing option for you.

There are many off campus housing options as well in all different styles such as apartment and house style. Located a short drive or bus ride away from campus, there are many options for students to live off campus. U Club is also a great off campus option as you still get the off campus experience, without being in the downtown area. It is an even shorter ride to campus and is a great option for international students.


Collaborative Programs

The Binghamton University International Exchange Program offers students a rich international experience by fostering interaction between international and domestic students in a wide range of academic and social experiences. Binghamton has exchange agreements with several overseas universities and receives students for one year or one semester. Exchange students are full members of the University community, and have many opportunities to enhance their understanding of the global community and to develop leadership and world citizenship skills. For more details visit

First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

International students seeking to enroll as first-time undergraduates:

International students seeking to transfer:

Graduate admission requirements for international students:

Financial Aid

Merit scholarships for undergraduates and assistantships and fellowships for graduate students.

Phone Number: 607-777-2428

Student Activities and Campus Life

There are several International Student Organizations and Cultural Clubs to join.

There are also several ISSS Social Programs open to students. ISSS organizes a variety of programs to help international students and scholars excel academically and socially. ISSS also partners with other offices, departments, divisions, and student groups at Binghamton University, as well as community organizations to bring a variety of programming to both foreign and domestic students.


Central New York

Binghamton University (SUNY)


Doug Harrington
Senior Assistant Director

Visa Information

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

International students planning to attend with an F-1 or J-1 visa will be required to submit proof of financial support. An I-20 or DS-2019 form will not be issued until verification of funds to cover the first year of study has been received. Students should submit the following to meet this requirement:

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services will issue the I-20 or DS-2019 forms for F-1 or J-1 students.

Cost of Attendance & Financial Assistance

Tuition: Full-Time $26,160
Fees: $6,371
Housing and meals: $18,214
Total cost of Attendance: $50,745

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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