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2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

As a top tier state school, the academic quality is excellent. There are 9 core general eduaction requirements that help provide an interesting outlook and a some good life skills. There are plenty of research opportunities as well as study abroad options. The student body overall is extermely intelligent and definitely more collaborative than competitive.

Quality of Life

One of my favorite aspects of Binghamton University is the residential life - especially as an underclassmen. There are five unique residential communities with their own dining halls that help make a midsize school feel smaller when necessary. The surrounding city of Binghamton is relatively safe and is slowly growing into a college town with more and more student housing moving into the city.

Admissions

The admissions process is pretty standard with an option for early action. Most scholarships are need based and any academic performance based scholarships come after a year or so of attendance at BU.

Graduation Year

2010

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Clearly defined major degree requirements, academic advising always available, small core class sizes, easy accessibility of professors and ample amounts of research opportunities, high competitiveness, subjective/fair grading, notable faculty, easy and related study abroad opportunities, and a manageable workload.

Quality of Life

Great housing, exceptionally low cost of living, manageable sized campus, high end facilities, fantastic library, many dining options, nice neighborhood, good community relations, no crime and much safety, overall high level of happiness

Admissions

Early Action preferred, Common Application accepted, little financial aid for merit - majority receive for income purposes, hard for out of state students to get in

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

I think the course in this university is a little bit hard.

Admissions

First of all,Applicants should finish an online application.It includes any detail information of yours, and then,an essay required to finish application.

Level

4

Graduation Year

2013

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

There are SUNY general education requirements, and each major requires about ten classes in the department, and then many others to supplement the major from other departments. One hundred level courses are usually large, but upper level courses are definitely smaller. Professors are very accessible through office hours and emails and research opportunities are available to students who want to participate. As a math major, I have a large workload. As a rule of thumb, my math classes say to do three hours of work outside of class for every hour in class.

Quality of Life

I am extremely happy at Binghamton. I love living on campus. Each residence community is a small college within a large University. There are computer centers in each dorm, the library is a five minute walk away, each dorm has its own dining hall, and I feel extremely safe. I could not be happier!

Admissions

The admissions process when I applied was very selective. There was early action and regular decision. I used the common application, but one could also use the SUNY application.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2012

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

general requirements, small class sizes, only a few good academic advisers, lots of research opportunities, fair grading, distinguished faculty, broad study abroad program

Quality of Life

moderately priced housing, very safe dorms and campus, strained community relations, poor weather, overall quality of life very high, low crime rate

Admissions

essays, common application or SUNY application, early action, financial aid and scholarships through financial aid department

Level

2

Graduation Year

2012

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

There are general education requirements (aesthetics, social science, lab science, mathematics, foreign language, wellness, etc). Academic advising is always available, no matter what your major. Advising is also strongly encouraged by the faculty. Class sizes for introductory classes never exceeds about 350 students but individualized attention is not a problem either. Hundreds of study abroad opportunities.

Quality of Life

Dorms are air conditioned and the community style living (modeled after Oxford University) promotes a feeling of home.

Admissions

Binghamton accepts the Common Application and the SUNY Application. You may apply using either, and both are considered equally. Binghamton does not conduct interviews with prospective students. Binghamton is bringing back the Early Action process after a two year hiatus.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2012

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

There are tons of classes to choose from. As a freshman, many of my classes were large lectures rather than smaller classes, though I did have one. The lecture hall classes really are not too much of an adjustment. There are three large screens that project all of the notes, so it is pretty easy to follow along. The general requirement classes are almost always large lectures, and you interact much more with your assigned Teacher's Assistant than with the actual professor (unless you go to office hours). The only problem with the Gen Ed classes is how much ground they have to cover, leaving you with tons of information to memorize.

Quality of Life

I absolutely love my dorm. It is enormous, air-conditioned and heated, I have two bathrooms in my suite that I share with 5 other girls (they get cleaned every week). My dorm is a little out of the way, but it is absolutely worth it. The cost of living is so low compared to my friends at other schools who are pursuing the same degree and enjoying their time just as much. I really like the dining hall food a lot, even though because I am a vegetarian, there are limited options for me. Campus police are always driving around, and there are blue lights located all around campus, under which is a phone that will call 911 if you are ever in trouble. I am extremely happy here at Binghamton, and am dreading leaving for the summer.

Admissions

The application was pretty basic. An essay was required and was given with a few suggested topics, but one of the options was to write about anything you wanted, so I did. Financial aid isn't very helpful; at least not for me, though I could definitely use it. I got in using early action.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2013

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Quality of Life

AMAZINGGG

cost of living: low

quality of life: high!

Admissions

common application

Level

2

Graduation Year

2013

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

I was the valedictorian of my graduating high school class so i had certain expectations for the quality of my undergraduate academic experience. I am pleased to say that Binghamton University has exceeded my expectations with their challenging but stimulating courses, accomplished faculty members, the richness of their degree programs, and the number of opportunities students have for research, additional assistance, and studying abroad. Students can receive guidance from the college that they attend at BU (ie Harpur, SOM, Watson, Decker, etc.) and they can also receive specialized advice from professionals in their field of interest.

Quality of Life

I am quite satisfied with my dorming experience.

Admissions

Early action application, reasonable application process through the SUNY application system but NO financial aid for incoming freshmen

Level

2

Graduation Year

2012

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

There are general requirements but in interesting fields like Pluralism, Globalization and Humanities. There are a lot of study abroad opportunities and you can still graduate on time. CLass sizes are relatively small or break down into discussion groups.

Quality of Life

Housing is the best part. We have Oxford style communities, so instead of having just 40 random dorms, we have 7 living communities of 5 or 6 buildings, where you get to know everyone in your community.

Admissions

You can use common application or SUNY application. YOu have to write essays, there are no interviews. There are not many scholarships, only financial aid.

Graduation Year

2010

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