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SUNY at Binghamton Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 406 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 93 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

47% Women
53% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

America East

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $75,701)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $63,246)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 129 101 - -
Baseball 34 - Yes -
Basketball 14 14 - Yes
Golf 10 - Yes -
Lacrosse 37 23 Yes -
Soccer 27 31 Yes Yes
Softball - 20 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving 26 31 Yes -
Tennis 11 9 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 13 Yes Yes
Wrestling 31 - - -
Badminton - - Yes -
Bowling - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.1%
Hispanic 6.5%
Non-resident alien 13.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 17.5%
Two or more races 0.2%
White/non-Hispanic 45.9%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 74
Liquor Law Violation 7
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 20

Notable Alumni

  • Paul Reiser (Class of '77), Actor, writer, and comedian
  • William Baldwin (Class of '85), Actor
  • Tony Kornheiser (Class of '70), Washington Post sports columnist and co-host of ESPN's Pardon the Interruption
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Lauren from Staten Island, NY
  • 5
  • Dorming here at Binghamton University is great. Although some of the residence halls are newer than others, they all have something special about them. All residential students have pride in…

  • Nov-11-2012 Read More
  • jocelyn from Scarsdale, NY
  • 4
  • Some dorms are noisier than others. Binghamton mixes floors by years and also are co-ed. There are suites available and also singles and triplets. Although I enjoyed my dorm…

  • Apr-28-2012 Read More
  • Christopher from Charlton, NY
  • 4
  • many of the communities have suite style dorms. suites are great. three double bedrooms off of a common room, so you share your bathroom with 6 people total instead of…

  • Mar-15-2012 Read More
  • Rebecca
  • 4
  • Each residential community is very different so you should research them all before picking one. The amenities are generally really nice, though, with two of the communities being almost…

  • Mar-16-2012 Read More
  • Rebecca from Bronx, NY
  • 5
  • Dorming on campus is the best way to meet and connect with lots of people without having to really try. The residential life communities really make an effort to provide…

  • Jun-05-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Heather from Glen Head, NY
  • Oct-30-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is mediocre at best. I would've given it 3 stars but its so repetitive and the workers are super slow. I wish there were more cafes on campus.

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  • 3
  • Yook Teng from Little Neck, NY
  • Oct-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Sodexo is the company that provides the food at our dining halls. It's not exactly the best food, but it's still edible. The company has upgraded its food quality since the last year (at least for Hinman). I find that the quality is a little different at each dining hall. Personally, I like the C4 dining hall the best; more choices and overall quality is the best. Appalachian Dining Hall doesn't have the best food, but it has the best view on campus! If you're willing to compromise food quality, you definitely want to eat there often during the Fall. You get a great picture of the campus and a fantastic feel for Autumn with the different leave colors.

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  • 3
  • May-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Sodexo isn't amazing, but they don't suck either, and they are very willing and able to accommodate different diets. They could do better in the health food department, but overall, the food isn't bad.

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  • 4
  • Anon
  • Mar-12-2014 I am a past student here

    The dining halls are okay. There are a lot of options (and a lot of dining halls) to choose from. A brand new food court just opened and it blows everything else away. Fantastic.

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  • 3
  • Mel
  • Mar-02-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Can't address this because I won't be attending.

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  • 5
  • Rachel from Vestal, NY
  • Mar-01-2014 I am a current student here

    The school offers flexible food plans that operate outside the standard dining hall. There are restaurants, bagel places, coffee shops, and more. There is also a Kosher Kitchen and arrangements can be made for other kinds of dietary restrictions such as medical or religious (i.e. Halal). Sodexo runs the services and do an excellent job. Check out some of the on campus restaurants for a change from dining hall choices.

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  • 2
  • Kirsten from NY
  • Dec-22-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is not the best, but there are many options in each dining hall including salad bars, vegan options, international foods, grilled foods, and many other options.

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  • 3
  • Melinda from Binghamton, NY
  • Oct-21-2013 I am a current student here

    The food here is good. They only charge you for what you buy (not a set price for dinner) For example if you get 1 slice of pizza for dinner and a soda. they will only charge your meal plan for the soda and pizza slice. Also there are 4 dinning halls on campus and as a resident, you can visit and get food at any of them. It doesn't matter what community you live in on campus. If you get sick of the food on campus, you can go down the strip near the campus and get food at over 20 different restaurants or have food delivered right to your building.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • May-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Our school is 11% Greek. If you're interested in it, it's there, but if not you won't notice it much. By no means are we Greek or geek.

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  • 0
  • Anon
  • Mar-12-2014 I am a past student here

    Don't go here for the greek life.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Aug-14-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is pretty prevalent, but you can learn to have fun without being Greek. Just join organizations and clubs to meet friends.

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  • 0
  • LILA
  • Aug-05-2013 I am a current student here


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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Jul-02-2013 I am a current student here

    It's a hit or miss. If you want to join greek life, be prepared for some gruesome pledging. A lot of people upon surviving the process say it's an experience that everyone should go through, but who knows. There are a handful of frats/sororities that throw awesome parties, a majority that only hang out with each other and don't do much else, and then the professional frats. Check it out and be open to the idea, but be careful.

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  • 0
  • Olawale from Binghamton, NY
  • Jun-27-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is HUGE on campus. There's a host of both social and pre-professional fraternities and sororities including many cultural/ethnic greek organizations. Greek life play a key role in characterizing the BU social atmosphere.

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