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Binghamton University (State University of New York) College Portrait

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The best public university in the northeast. Period.

In a little over 60 years, Binghamton University has built a reputation as a world-class institution that combines a broadly interdisciplinary, international education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation. Binghamton is proud to be a "premier public university," which means we challenge our students academically, not financially. The result is a truly unique, best-of-both-worlds college experience. Our academic culture rivals a first-rate private university - rigorous, collaborative and boldly innovative -- while our campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience: richly diverse students, active social life and deep engagement with the community. Our students, both undergraduate and graduate, work one-on-one with an exceptional faculty and groundbreaking scholars. They take advantage of special academic opportunities like combined degrees, foreign language study groups and an unparalleled international education program.

Living in the Community

Rich in Scenic Beauty

At the junction of the Susquehanna and Chenango rivers, the Binghamton metropolitan area was named one of America’s Top Ten “Best Green Places” (Country Home 2007) and is a safe, friendly, affordable community with countless outdoor recreational and cultural opportunities, along with coffee houses, restaurants and shopping malls. Residents here enjoy a unique blend of rural life and urban appeal.