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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 just under 70 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," that challenges 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 with many things to do – no matter the season.

At the junction of the Susquehanna and Chenango rivers, the Binghamton metropolitan area was recently named one of the top 20 college towns in America by the American Institute for Economic Research, 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.