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Binghamton University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Binghamton University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Binghamton University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Binghamton University was awarded 157 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general psychology.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Binghamton University as #177 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Binghamton University is also ranked #19 out of 132 schools in New York.

See all of the rankings for Binghamton University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Binghamton University?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Binghamton University is a competitive 40%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 97% of students accepted to Binghamton University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 640 and 711. Math scores were between 650 and 720.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Binghamton University  ( 640 to 711 )

SAT Math Scores for Binghamton University  ( 650 to 720 )
Binghamton University received ACT scores from 50% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 28 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Binghamton University  ( 28 to 31 )

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Binghamton University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Binghamton University, this rate is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Binghamton University is 71%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  71 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Binghamton University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 91% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Binghamton University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  91 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Binghamton University for first-time, full-time students is 69%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  69 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Binghamton University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 14,165 undergraduates at Binghamton University with 13,845 being full-time and 320 being part-time.

Binghamton University Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Binghamton University is 82.24 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  82.24 out of 100
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How Much Does Binghamton University Cost?

The overall average net price of Binghamton University is $18,958. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Binghamton University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,867 $14,985 $19,061 $21,172 $24,429

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Binghamton University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Binghamton University, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $7,066 a year. That adds up to $28,264 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Binghamton University is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Binghamton University Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Binghamton University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $61,600 in their early years. That's great news for Binghamton University students since it is 55% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Binghamton University make the most money.

Location of Binghamton University

Binghamton University is a public institution located in Vestal, New York. Binghamton University is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Location of Binghamton University

Contact details for Binghamton University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4400 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY 13850-6000
Phone: 607-777-2000

Binghamton University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 71 majors graduated from Binghamton University. Of these students, 3,888 received undergraduate degrees and 1,297 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 363 $43,000
General Psychology 289 $36,600
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 263 $28,200
General Biology 233 $24,000
Accounting 202 $57,400
Nursing 180 $67,300
Mathematics 155 $46,700
Political Science & Government 152 $34,100
General English Literature 142 $28,000
Human Development & Family Studies 138 $28,400

Learn more about the majors offered at Binghamton University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Binghamton University

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 890 students took at least one online class at Binghamton University. This is an increase from the 640 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 890 121
2016-2017 640 92
2015-2016 1,152 150
2014-2015 948 87
2013-2014 981 140

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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