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.
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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 sa.binghamton.edu.