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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 Student Life

SUNY Binghamton is on a 930-acre campus in the suburban setting of Binghamton, New York.

SUNY Binghamton Student Activities

There are many activities and organizations for SUNY Binghamton students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Interested in Greek life? SUNY Binghamton has fraternities and sororities.

SUNY Binghamton has the Binghamton Transfer Student Association. In fact, more students participate in the Binghamton Transfer Student Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at SUNY Binghamton include Binghamton Cheese Club, New York Public Interest Research Group, American Red Cross Club and Paws and Effect.

SUNY Binghamton students' favorite campus events are Spring Fling, UFest/Rec Fest and Parent and Family Weekend.

Does SUNY Binghamton Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at SUNY Binghamton.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for freshman
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities No
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 50%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 7,449
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 7,009
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 50%

SUNY Binghamton offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most SUNY Binghamton students live off campus. In 2022, 50% of undergrads at SUNY Binghamton lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 50% of students lived off-campus or commuted to SUNY Binghamton. There are 7,449 spots available in on-campus housing for all 14,307 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 7,009 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 95% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

SUNY Binghamton offers coed housing.

SUNY Binghamton Athletics

At SUNY Binghamton there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at SUNY Binghamton:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Indoor Track NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Lacrosse NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at SUNY Binghamton

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Binghamton University, State University of New York is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The SUNY Binghamton campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

SUNY Binghamton offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, SUNY Binghamton has only main gate open to traffic 12-5 am, emergency text system, self-defense workshops.

Plan a Visit to SUNY Binghamton

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit SUNY Binghamton, take Interstate 81 and Route 17/Interstate 86 to Binghamton, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Greater Binghamton airport.

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SUNY Binghamton Campus Services

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