The superb quality of a Binghamton University education is reflected in the caliber of students and faculty the University attracts, its reputation at home and abroad and the impressive accomplishments of alumni. Binghamton delivers an education that is in a class of its own – at once great and public, selective and accessible, community-oriented and globally involved. Binghamton University gets high marks from national surveys and achieves outstanding academic results.
Fast facts about Binghamton:
- Faculty at Binghamton University include a Pulitzer Prize winner, a National Book Award winner, Fulbright, Ford and Guggenheim scholars, and fellows in such professional affiliations as the National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Psychological Society and American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
- Binghamton is ranked as a comprehensive doctoral research university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
- Long before globalization became a buzzword, Binghamton recognized the importance of teaching students about the world and fostering an international exchange of ideas. That's why more than 1,400 international students from 100 countries attend Binghamton University, while dozens of visiting international scholars and faculty bring their worldly perspective to our campus. The University has won every major award given in the United States for comprehensive internationalization in higher education, notably being honored by NAFSA: Association of International Educators as one of five premier schools with extraordinary achievement in internationalization. Innovative programs like Languages Across the Curriculum and area studies expose students to a world perspective. Nearly a fifth of our students study abroad. International students come from more than 90 countries.
- Binghamton’s research growth is among the highest in New York. Our expenditures grew by 3 percent in 2007-2008 and nearly 12 percent in 2008-2009, bucking a national trend of flat or even falling figures. The University’s patent licensure revenue has seen a more than five-fold increase in the last five years.
- Binghamton undergraduate scores on professional certification examinations are consistently in the top 10 percent nationally.
- Binghamton's four-year graduation rate is the second-highest in the country among our peers, and close to 50 percent of our students go on to graduate and professional programs.
What others think about Binghamton:
- For the 13th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” ranked Binghamton among the nation’s elite universities (2010):
- 37th among public universities and colleges
- 80th among all public and private universities
- Named by the Fiske Guide to Colleges as the “premier public university in the Northeast” for six years in a row, Binghamton also consistently ranks among the nation’s top 50 public universities (U.S. News & World Report), is among the country’s best values (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Princeton Review) and is the most selective of the four SUNY university centers. The Class of 2013 boasts an average SAT score almost 25 percent above the national average.
- One of the Top Best Values in the Nation - Kiplinger's Personal Finance (February 2012)
- Number Two Best Value for Out-of-State Students - Kiplingers Personal Finance (February 2012)
- Students say: "Delivering Ivy League academics and a good social experience at a state school price" - The Princeton Review’s “America's Best Value Colleges” (2008)
- 8th Most Selective Public University - U.S. News & World Report's “America's Best Colleges” (2008)
- 8th in smallest classes at a public university - U.S. News & World Report's “America's Best Colleges” (2008)
- Ranked #95 based on social mobility, research and service by the Washington Monthly's 2007 College Guide featuring 242 national universities.
- Binghamton University is recognized as one of the top three doctoral research-intensive campuses in terms of graduation rates according to the Education Trust.
External recognition for outstanding academics, value and success:
- Binghamton’s School of Management is rated 12th best public business school in the nation by Business Week.
- Angelo Mastrangelo, an adjunct lecturer in the School of Management, was highlighted as one of the country’s top 18 professors by Fortune Small Business in its “Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs” feature.
- Binghamton University is #16 on the Reform Judaism Insider's Guide to College (Fall 2008) list of Top 60 Public Schools Jews Choose and #14 on Top 20 schools by percentage of Jews.
- Distinguished Faculty
- Measures of Excellence (.pdf, 362kb)