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Recruiting information

Binghamton University is one of the premiere schools in the northeast and is one of the top public universities in the nation. We are considered a Public IVY for the quality of our academic programs which rank among the nations best. We are also considered a best value school and when compared amonst our peers for the quality of our academics vs the cost to attend, rank amongst the highest.

As a big-little/little-big school, our campus has the feel of a smaller university in a larger university setting. The average class is 20/1 and we have over 120 different majors to choose from. With 16,000 students (12,000 undergrads, 4,000 grads), you'll see and meet new people every day while also seeing many familiar faces.

Our swimming programs competes at the highest level in Division I and our women's program competes as a member of the America East conference while our men's program competes in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC's) where we've had conference champions, conference record setting performances, Olympic trial qualifiers, and even Olympians.

If interested, please feel free to fill out our prospective student-athlete questionnaire on our website at www.bubearcats.com.

Large 4-year, highly residential (confers bachelors degrees, FTE enrollment over 9,999, at least 50 percent of degree-seeking undergraduates live on campus and at least 80 percent attend full time).
  • 4 years
    Education duration
  • Suburban
    School setting
  • Public
    School type
  • Medium
    School size

Cost & Financial aid

Average annual cost

Cost includes tuition, living costs, books and supplies, and fees minus the average grants and scholarships for federal financial aid recipients.

$20,703

By family income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, students in your income bracket may pay more or less than the overall average costs.

Family income Average cost
$0–$30,000 $13,380
$30,001–$48,000 $16,323
$48,001–$75,000 $21,423
$75,001–$110,000 $22,259
$110,001+ $26,047

Students receiving federal loans

At some schools where few students borrow federal loans, the typical undergraduate may leave school with $0 in debt.

Graduation & Retention

Graduation rate

Students who return
after their first year

Out of 7,886 students…

Graduated 82%
Transferred 14%
Withdrew 4%

Outcomes

Median total debt after graduation

Total debt after graduation depends on field of study for undergraduate borrowers who complete college.

Repayment rate

Making progress 33%
Paid in full 21%
Not making progress 20%
Deferment 14%
Forbearance 7%
Default 2%
Delinquent 2%
Discharge 0%

Typical earnings salary after completing field of study

Data Not Available

Student body

Student admissions

Student population 18,115
Undergraduate enrollment 14,300
Graduate enrollment 3,815

Full-time

24 and under

Race/Ethnicity

White 58%
Asian 15%
Hispanic 12%
Non-resident alien 5%
Black 5%

Admissions

Admission rate

ACT

ACT Combined

SAT

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
Math

Programs/Majors

Field of study Graduates
Economics 363
Psychology 289
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 263
Biology 233
Accounting and Related Services 202
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 180
Mathematics 155
Political Science and Government 152
English Language and Literature 142
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 138
Mechanical Engineering 110
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 109
Finance and Financial Management Services 103
History 97
Computer Science 80
Industrial Engineering 73
Business Administration, Management and Operations 73
Sociology 72
Fine and Studio Arts 69
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 68
Marketing 62
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 60
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 59
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 57
Computer Engineering 54
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 54
Geography and Cartography 54
Management Information Systems and Services 54
Anthropology 50
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 49
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 48
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 47
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 44
Chemistry 39
Physics 24
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 22
Music 21
Area Studies 20
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 17
Computer and Information Sciences 16
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 14
Religion/Religious Studies 12
International Relations and National Security Studies 12
Philosophy 9
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 8
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 2
Medieval and Renaissance Studies 1
Field of study Median earnings
Computer Science $75,921
Management Information Systems and Services $73,949
Computer Engineering $72,214
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing $69,775
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering $69,002
Industrial Engineering $63,430
Finance and Financial Management Services $63,005
Accounting and Related Services $60,325
Mechanical Engineering $59,726
Mathematics $55,286
Business Administration, Management and Operations $52,107
Biomedical/Medical Engineering $47,260
Marketing $46,869
Economics $46,708
Geography and Cartography $45,696
Philosophy $40,896
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics $40,485
Political Science and Government $37,028
Psychology $36,488
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies $35,740
Natural Resources Conservation and Research $34,259
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics $33,993
History $33,993
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology $32,925
Chemistry $32,925
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services $32,772
Sociology $31,423
English Language and Literature $30,870
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies $30,409
Fine and Studio Arts $28,960
Neurobiology and Neurosciences $28,753
Anthropology $26,353
Biology $24,499
Film/Video and Photographic Arts $22,192
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences $21,508
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft $21,052
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies $18,771
Field of study Median debt
Physics $16,892
Chemistry $17,250
Biomedical/Medical Engineering $17,750
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft $17,934
Finance and Financial Management Services $18,125
Management Information Systems and Services $18,500
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics $19,500
Film/Video and Photographic Arts $19,500
Accounting and Related Services $19,500
Economics $19,700
Industrial Engineering $20,000
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology $20,000
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences $20,269
Biology $20,500
Psychology $20,500
Geography and Cartography $20,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations $20,772
Anthropology $20,793
Mathematics $20,921
Marketing $21,106
Political Science and Government $21,500
History $21,500
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies $21,667
Mechanical Engineering $21,750
Neurobiology and Neurosciences $21,750
English Language and Literature $22,125
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies $22,250
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies $22,250
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services $22,924
Sociology $23,000
Natural Resources Conservation and Research $23,125
Fine and Studio Arts $23,534
Computer Science $24,625
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services $25,561
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering $26,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing $26,686
Computer Engineering $27,000