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Binghamton University

In the past seven decades, this New York public university has grown from a small regional school to a research university with a variety of nationally recognized programs. It shines at getting students to graduation on time, with an 81% graduation rate, well above the average for public universities, and recent graduates report average salaries of $56,200 to PayScale. One of SUNY Binghamton's specialties is international education. The university has robust study-abroad offerings, and its student population includes 2,500 people from more than 100 other countries. Binghamton also offers a dual-degree program with Turkish universities and a Languages Across Curriculum program, in which languages other than English are used in a variety of academic courses with the translation assistance of international graduate students. Overall, Binghamton offers more than 130 programs for undergrads, including Arabic studies, cinema, and Hebrew. Freshmen interested in engineering participate in the Engineering Design Division, a hands-on introduction to different engineering fields to help them discover which specialty most interests them. Binghamton also has a ton of opportunities for students outside the classroom, including Kaskeset, a Jewish a cappella group, and several dance associations including ballroom and Bhangra.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: The university is offering "Bingflex" courses, in which some students attend in-person while others attend online. There are also hybrid courses that combine virtual learning with some in-person meetings. Campus is open for a reduced number of students.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$27,600
% of students who get any grants
53%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$17,200
Average price for low-income students
$12,400
admissions
Acceptance rate
40%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1380/30
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
13,990
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
83%
% of need met
70%
% of students who get merit* grants
3%
Average merit grant
$7,640
student success
Graduation rate
81%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$19,500
Average salary within 5 years
$56,200
% earning more than $28,000
84%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
rolling

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: The university is offering "Bingflex" courses, in which some students attend in-person while others attend online. There are also hybrid courses that combine virtual learning with some in-person meetings. Campus is open for a reduced number of students.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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