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Colleges / Binghamton University, State University of New York

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Binghamton, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate44%
Acceptance Rate44%

SUNY Binghamton Admissions

If you are planning on applying to SUNY Binghamton, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the application fee costs $50.

Students who submit their applications to SUNY Binghamton for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by April 1.

SUNY Binghamton Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

SUNY Binghamton 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 4.0
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 52%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 80%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 32%
Waitlist Yes

Binghamton University, State University of New York Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes Info Not Available ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 1 January 15

Want to Apply Early to SUNY Binghamton?

SUNY Binghamton 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. SUNY Binghamton will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

SUNY Binghamton accepts about 61% of early action applicants and 44% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, SUNY Binghamton admitted 9,71 of the 14,873 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early to boost their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it shows your interest in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Binghamton University, State University of New York Admissions

Transferring to Binghamton University, State University of New York

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to SUNY Binghamton

SUNY Binghamton has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does SUNY Binghamton Look For in an Applicant?

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

Admissions Factors at SUNY Binghamton

What does SUNY Binghamton consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

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

Make sure to check with SUNY Binghamton for more information on admission factors.

SUNY Binghamton 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to SUNY Binghamton, all applicants 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)
Other Requirements portfolio, audition
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into SUNY Binghamton?

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

Out of all students that were admitted, 36% submitted a class rank. At SUNY Binghamton 52% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 86% were in the top 25% and 98% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Binghamton University, State University of New York, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
3.75 and 3.99 75%
3.50 and 3.74 15%
3.25 and 3.49 7%
3.00 and 3.24 2%
2.50 and 2.9 1%
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to SUNY Binghamton directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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. 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.

Standardized Test Scores

SUNY Binghamton looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

SUNY Binghamton is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 80% of SUNY Binghamton's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 32% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for SUNY Binghamton?

To be competitive with other SUNY Binghamton applicants, you should strive to earn between 1320 and 1460 (or higher!) on the SAT. At SUNY Binghamton 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1460 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 750 or higher and 75% of students scored 650 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of SUNY Binghamton students scored 720 or higher, and 75% scored a 650 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for SUNY Binghamton?

To be most competitive at SUNY Binghamton, you should strive to earn between 30 and 33 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for SUNY Binghamton's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.

A 30 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for SUNY Binghamton students. Only one out of every four students scored below 30.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on 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 • 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 44%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at SUNY Binghamton?

✅ SUNY Binghamton offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.

What is the early action acceptance rate at SUNY Binghamton?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at SUNY Binghamton was 61% 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 44%. This means that the institution accepts 44 out of every 100 applicants.


SUNY Binghamton Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SUNY Binghamton is Jan 15.

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

30 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above


30 to 33


30 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to SUNY Binghamton is 31. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into SUNY Binghamton. Students with an ACT score that falls between 30 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 30 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

SUNY Binghamton SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1320 - 1460


Math SAT Range

660 - 750


Reading SAT Range

650 - 720

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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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