So, you’re thinking about applying to The State University of New York at Binghamton (commonly referred to simply as 'Binghamton'), and you’re curious about your chances of admission. Well, we’re here to help! Of course, there are a lot of factors in the admissions process, and it’s impossible to accurately predict whether you’ll be admitted or not. However, the most important factors in the admissions game are your GPA and test scores. So, using those as a measure, we can give you an estimate of your chances.
With an acceptance rate of 42.5%, admission to Binghamton is extremely competitive. Based on our analysis, to have a good chance of being admitted, you need to be at the very top of your class and have an SAT score of close to 1600, or an ACT score of around 35.
Not quite there? Try taking our SAT prep course and You'll still have a chance of getting in, but it’s in the single digits. Let’s take a closer look at Binghamton admission statistics.
Binghamton Admissions Statistics
Binghamton’s acceptance rate in 2017 was 42.5%. For students applying to the class of 2021, out of 30,616 applicants, Binghamton admitted about 13,010. The average GPA of admitted applicants was 3.7, the average ACT score was 29, and the average SAT score was 1360.
For students who took the ACT, the 25th percentile score of successful applicants was 27, and the 75th percentile score was 31.
For students who took the SAT, the 25th percentile score was 1290. The 75th percentile score was 1440.
If you’re somewhere in the middle of these numbers, remember that a high test score can compensate for a slightly lower GPA, and vice versa. If you’re at the lower end, it helps if you’re a diverse applicant, the child of an alum, or have incredible personal achievements. Still, at the 25th percentile, your chances of getting in are in the low single digits.
Other aspects of your application, such as athletics, extracurricular and recommendations, are important, but will likely only make a difference for admission if you’re in the 75th percentile range for your GPA and SAT/ACT scores.
As we said, admission to Binghamton is very competitive. Even if Binghamton is your dream school, and even if you’re in the 75th percentile, you’ll still want to make sure you apply to a wide variety of schools to ensure you’ll gain admission somewhere.
Generally, you should have at least three safety schools (where you are in the 75th percentile of GPA/test scores), three reach schools (where you are in the 25th percentile of GPA/test scores) and three target schools (where you are near the average for GPA/test scores) on your list.
OK, so you’ve decided to apply. We took at a look at Binghamton’s admissions requirements to help you get everything in order.
Binghamton Application Requirements
To apply to Binghamton, you’ll need to fill out either the Common Application, Coalition Application, or SUNY Application, submit either an ACT or SAT score, submit your high school transcript, and submit one letter of recommendation from either a teacher or counselor. Everything should be submitted by November 1st for Early Action, and January 15th for Regular Decision.
Here’s a full list of application requirements:
- Fill out either the Common Application, Coalition Application, or SUNY Application
- Submit either an ACT score or SAT score
- Submit your high school transcript
- Submit one letter of recommendation from either a teacher or counselor
The application deadline is November 1st for Early Action and January 15th for Regular Decision. March 1st is the financial aid application deadline.
Have you been admitted to Binghamton? Congratulations! Below is a glimpse of what your classmates will be like.
Binghamton Admitted Students Profile
If you matriculate at Binghamton, you’ll be joining a diverse class, with students from all over the U.S. and the world, and have a chance to study in dozens of fields.
Here are some interesting facts about the recently admitted class:
- Roughly 51.5% are male and 48.5% are female
- 9.4% of students are international
Binghamton has a diverse class, as well, with a large number of people of color. The ethnicities of admitted applicants are:
- International: 9.4%
- Underrepresented minority: 1.9%
- Two or more races: 2.5%
- White: 62.4%
What do these admitted students plan to study? Binghamton offers dozens of majors, and students matriculating there pursue a wide number of subjects. Here is a list of some of the top programs:
- English Language and Literature
Now, how are you going to pay for this?
Binghamton Tuition Figures
At $41,746, Binghamton’s cost of attendance is astronomical. But, don’t panic! Most incoming students receive some form of financial aid, and the average award is $8,667.
Here’s a fuller look at Binghamton tuition and financial aid in 2017:
- Total budget: $41,746
- Average financial aid package: $8,667
- The average student debt of a Binghamton graduate is $25,718
Now, what is life like at Binghamton? Let’s take a look.
Binghamton's main campus is located in Vestal, New York, with a second campus located in downtown Binghamton itself.
The school started in part because IBM co-founder Thomas J. Watson collaborated with a group of individuals to establish it as a two-year satellite institution to Syracuse University.
Remember, you’re going to Binghamton for its excellent academics! Below is a look at what academic life will be like.
Binghamton has dozens of majors. Some of the school’s more interesting majors are:
- Actuarial Science
- Applied Economics
- Business Administration and Management
- Cinematography and Film/Video Production
- Creative Writing
- Directing and Theatrical Production
- East Asian Studies
- French Language and Literature
- Geology/Earth Science
- Hebrew Language and Literature
- Industrial Engineering
- Jewish/Judaic Studies
- Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
- Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Now, let’s take a look at life outside the classroom at Binghamton.
Student Life at Binghamton
Binghamton has hundreds of student organizations, covering academic interests, creative and performing arts, cultural and racial initiatives, gender and sexuality affinity groups, government and politics interests, and various media and publications.
Here’s a sampling of Binghamton’s student activities:
- 20:1 Programs
- Active Minds
- American Sign Language Club
- Corazon de Dahlia
- Fencing Club
- Center for Civic Engagement
- Match Club
- Binghamton Society for Economic Outreach
- Dzidefo Africa Choir
- Binghamton Buddies
- One Special World
- Economics Club
- History Club
- Partners In Health
- Art Co-Op
- Biochemistry Club
Are you an athlete? Binghamton’s got plenty of options for you.
Binghamton offers a large number of intercollegiate sports, with extensive varsity, as well as club, offerings, for both men and women. So, if you’re not up to varsity level, remember there are plenty of club and intramural sports to try out for, too.
Binghamton’s sports include:
- Swimming & Diving
- Track & Field
Who might you become with a Binghamton degree? Let’s take a look at some well-known and successful alums:
Binghamton has produced politicians, business tycoons, entertainers, musicians, media figures, and leaders in dozens of other fields.
Here’s a list of some particularly well-known alums:
- Filmmaker Alan Berliner
- Progressive Insurance spokeswoman Stephanie Courtney
- Dancer Bill T. Jones
- Sports journalist Tony Kornheiser
- Musician Ingrid Michaelson
- Author Camille Paglia
- Comedian Paul Reiser
- Musician Lee Ranaldo
- Cartoonist Art Spiegelman
- Journalist Jillian York
- Bloomberg LP co-founder Thomas Secunda
- Talk show host Dave Rubin
And this is only a partial list!
Getting into Binghamton is pretty competitive. Don’t despair if you get a no. If you have a strong GPA and high test scores, you have a great chance of getting into at least one of the more competitive schools. And if you don’t, remember: where you go is NOT who you are. If you work hard, you’ll end up at a school that’s right for you, and still get a great education.
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