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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 82% graduation rate, and recent graduates report average salaries of $58,900. 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 some 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. In general, 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, among them Kaskeset, a Jewish a cappella group, and the Circus Arts Association, which accepts people of all skill levels.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$27,300
% of students who get any grants
51%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$17,900
Average price for low-income students
$11,030
admissions
Acceptance rate
40%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1360/30
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
13,702
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
81%
% of need met
69%
% of students who get merit* grants
3%
Average merit grant
$7,980
student success
Graduation rate
82%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$19,500
Average salary within 3 years
$58,900
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
54%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
Rolling

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

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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