Binghamton University campus visits reach an all-time high
About 20,800 prospective freshmen and transfer students visited the Binghamton University campus in 2004-05. That’s an 18 percent increase from the year before and nearly double the 11,800 visitors who came in 2000-01.
Jeffery Gates, associate director of undergraduate admissions, said more than 70 highly trained student tour guides handle this vital introduction to campus. As many as 200 students apply for the job each semester.
“We also have over 100 student ambassadors who assist us in welcoming our visitors to campus for the special programs like Open House, Honors Day and Binghamton Multicultural Weekend,” Gates said. “These students are volunteers who love BU and are proud to share their experiences with others.”
Tours are just one aspect of the typical campus visit, though. Staff members also conduct an information session with parents and students. That part of the visit addresses the particulars of the admissions process, academic offerings at Binghamton and statistics about the University.
Applicants and their parents leave with a central message about Binghamton: This is the premier public university in the Northeast.