The Future of Harpur College
Harpur College students, who hail from across the country and around the world, are truly extraordinary. Hungry to gain an understanding of themselves in relation to the social, natural and physical worlds, they challenge themselves and their professors to ask and answer fundamental questions no matter what course of study they choose. Our internationally acclaimed faculty members are impressed by Binghamton students’ enthusiasm, creativity and strong academic preparation. They eagerly take advantage of all Harpur has to offer, learning to think logically, communicate effectively, understand scientific reasoning and analysis, appreciate different cultures and viewpoints, and make sound decisions.
Widely heralded for a commitment to internationalizing the student experience, Binghamton University overall and Harpur College in particular offer a rich environment for developing skills and habits of mind that prepare students to thrive in an increasingly complex and interdependent world. Students take full advantage of an innovative curriculum, strong interdisciplinary programs, study-abroad opportunities, competitions, and research and internship experiences to make the most of all we have to offer.
With the help of alumni and friends, Harpur College will be able to build on its tradition of excellence to offer students new opportunities to grow personally and intellectually, even during a time of diminishing state support. Faculty members will create new and innovative programs by collaborating with colleagues in Harpur as well as in other Binghamton schools. Our experiential learning opportunities will expand while we continue to value and promote an uncommon synergy between students and professors.
Public colleges and universities are seeing public funding decrease with each passing year, making it more difficult to offer students the high-quality education they will need to address the many individual and collective challenges they will face. The evidence is indisputable: Harpur College produces alumni who can compete with the best and who have made their mark. But the margin of excellence that makes this possible is created by private philanthropy. We rely on generous alumni and friends to ensure that Harpur College continues to offer its students an education that is second to none and prepares them for the demands and opportunities they will meet as citizens and professionals.
Points of Pride
- The Harpur faculty includes a Pulitzer Prize winner, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and dozens of Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Humanities, and American Council of Learned Society Fellows.
- Over half of our graduates go on to advanced study, with several hundred entering medical school and law school
- Over 30 current Harpur faculty members have been awarded distinguished professor status by the State University
of New York.