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Binghamton University, State University of New York

Binghamton, NY 4-Year Public

SUNY Binghamton Admissions

If you want to apply to SUNY Binghamton, the fee for the application is $50.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from SUNY Binghamton by April 1.

SUNY Binghamton Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of SUNY Binghamton's admissions stats.

SUNY Binghamton 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 4.0
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 80%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 32%
Waitlist Yes

Continue reading for more information on SUNY Binghamton's admissions stats.

Considering Applying Early to SUNY Binghamton?

Binghamton University, State University of New York offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! SUNY Binghamton will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

SUNY Binghamton accepts about 6% of early action applicants and 43% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, SUNY Binghamton admitted 8,93 of the 14,877 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is SUNY Binghamton Hard To Get Into?

It is very difficult to get into SUNY Binghamton. SUNY Binghamton evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, SUNY Binghamton accepted 43% of all applicants, around 16,402 of the 38,116 students who applied.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like SUNY Binghamton, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

In 2021, SUNY Binghamton waitlisted 5,792 students. Of those, 2,411 eventually got in.

What Does SUNY Binghamton Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at SUNY Binghamton

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

SUNY Binghamton 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to SUNY Binghamton must submit the following items. Double check with SUNY Binghamton's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements portfolio, audition
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into SUNY Binghamton?

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. 4.0. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Students admitted to SUNY Binghamton have an average unweighted GPA of 4.0

At Binghamton University, State University of New York, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 70.74%
3.50 and 3.74 16.56%
3.25 and 3.49 8.54%
3.00 and 3.24 3.11%
2.50 and 2.9 1.05%
2.00 and 2.49 0%

SUNY Binghamton considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

SUNY Binghamton does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 80% of SUNY Binghamton's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 32% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for SUNY Binghamton?

To be competitive with other SUNY Binghamton applicants, you should strive to earn between 1320 and 1440 (or higher!) on the SAT. At SUNY Binghamton 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1440 and 25% of scored lower than 1320, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of SUNY Binghamton students scored 740 or higher and 75% of students scored 640 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of SUNY Binghamton students scored 710 or higher, and 75% scored a 640 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for SUNY Binghamton?

To be most competitive at SUNY Binghamton, you should strive to earn between 29 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for SUNY Binghamton's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 29 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for SUNY Binghamton students. Only one out of every four students scored below 29.

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Transferring to Binghamton University, State University of New York

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to SUNY Binghamton. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in SUNY Binghamton during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

SUNY Binghamton Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to SUNY Binghamton?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to SUNY Binghamton.

Does SUNY Binghamton accept transfer credits?

SUNY Binghamton ✅ accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. SUNY Binghamton accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit
  • Excelsior College Examinations

Does SUNY Binghamton accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

SUNY Binghamton accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to SUNY Binghamton?

✅ SUNY Binghamton is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is SUNY Binghamton's acceptance rate?

✅ SUNY Binghamton's acceptance rate is 43%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at SUNY Binghamton?

✅ SUNY Binghamton's early decision acceptance rate was 0% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at SUNY Binghamton?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at SUNY Binghamton was 6% in 2021.

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SUNY Binghamton Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into SUNY Binghamton? SUNY Binghamton is a very selective institution. The SUNY Binghamton acceptance rate is 43%. This means that the institution accepts 43 out of every 100 applicants.


SUNY Binghamton Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SUNY Binghamton is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SUNY Binghamton is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

SUNY Binghamton ACT Scores


ACT Range

29 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above


29 to 32


29 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to SUNY Binghamton is 30. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into SUNY Binghamton. Students with an ACT score that falls between 29 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 29 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

SUNY Binghamton SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1320 - 1440


Math SAT Range

650 - 740


Reading SAT Range

640 - 710

SUNY Binghamton GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At SUNY Binghamton, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 4.0. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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