Skip header content and main navigation Binghamton University, State University of New York - Think
Our Vision
decorative graphic of a puzzle piece with the Think logo.
  • Acces photo from 2012 Advocacy Day


    Binghamton is the top-rated public university in New York state and is consistently named one of the best college values in the nation. Read more.

Our Mission

Binghamton University's mission is to provide an affordable, world-class education to high-caliber students while extending the frontiers of human knowledge. Our internationally renowned faculty brings a spirit of inquiry and discovery into the classroom. Our students, who come from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds, are among the best in the nation. They graduate with the knowledge, skills and work habits needed to succeed in a global economy and become leading members of their communities in New York and beyond. Investments in Binghamton University deliver powerful and productive returns to the region and the state.


Our students are among the best and brightest in the nation, and we consistently place in the top tier in national rankings.

  • The Class of 2015 has an average SAT score of 1306 and an average high school GPA of 94.

  • U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review consistently rank Binghamton among the elite top 50 public universities in the nation.

  • BusinessWeek ranked Binghamton’s School of Management the 13th best public business school in the nation.

  • Our four-year graduation rate of 68 percent is one of the highest in the country.

  • Our faculty includes a Pulitzer Prize winner, Fulbright scholars and published experts in topics ranging from the Victorian novel to nanocircuitry.

  • Binghamton has been named one of the "greenest" universities in the nation for three consecutive years by the Princeton Review.


Binghamton University provides an affordable, world-class education accessible to all students, regardless of their socioeconomic background.

  • Our commitment to low cost, high quality and equal access is reflected in our remarkably diverse student body:
    • 1 in 3 students come from families with incomes less than $30,000
    • 2 in 3 students apply for financial aid
    • 1 in 3 are students of color
    • 1 in 4 are first-generation students
    • 1 in 10 are international students
    • 1 in 16 are transfer students

  • Our commitment to student value has not gone unrecognized:
    • The Princeton Review ranks Binghamton University as the 4th "best value" in the nation.
    Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranks Binghamton 2nd "best value" for out-of-state students and 12th overall.
    Forbes ranks Binghamton 37th on its list of "best buys."

Economic Impact

Binghamton delivers solutions that fuel the state's economy.

  • Binghamton generates more than $1 billion in economic impact statewide each year.

  • For every $1 the state invests in Binghamton University, the University returns $7.

  • 50,000 Binghamton University alumni live in New York state, where they play leading roles in business, medicine, engineering, law, education and politics, and generate $88 million in income and sales taxes each year.

  • Binghamton is a catalyst for job creation in the Southern Tier and New York state. The University maintains more than 1,300 strategic relationships with industry, small business, government, education, healthcare and social agencies that together will exceed $10 billion in economic impact on regional and state economies over the next decade.


Our research leads to new insights, new technologies and new jobs and improves the quality of life for all New Yorkers.

  • Faculty members conduct leading-edge research in smart energy, including solar and thermoelectric energy harvesting, energy storage technologies, energy-efficient electronic systems and sensing devices.

  • A new research initiative will unite Binghamton's strengths in biomedical research, systems science and microelectronic device development to improve healthcare for all New Yorkers.

  • Our New York State Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center (S3IP) is spearheading the development of next-generation flexible electronics and has developed job-creating alliances with firms across the state.

  • 17 percent of sponsored research at Binghamton is supported by industry, outpacing the national average of just below 6 percent.

  • In 2012, Binghamton's technology transfer and licensing fees will hit an all-time high.

Connect with Binghamton:
Twitter icon links to Binghamton University's Twitter page YouTube icon links to Binghamton University's YouTube page Facebook icon links to Binghamton University's Facebook page Instagram

Last Updated: 7/25/12