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Student Achievement

Quite simply, Binghamton University students are remarkable. They arrive smart and leave poised to make a difference.

As a student body, individually and in national competitions, our students consistently excel.

  • The class of 2017 boasts an average SAT score almost 25 percent above the average. Its members were chosen from a record 29,046 freshman applications. More New York state students planning for college have their SAT scores sent to Binghamton University than to any other school -- and they tend to be the state's top students. A freshman-to-sophomore retention rate consistently above 90 percent attests to the University's record for creating an invigorating living-and-learning culture that draws the best scholars. Read more about the 2017 Class Profile.

Recent student award winners in national and international competitions: 

  • Natalia Chapovalova has become the first Binghamton University student to receive a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Read more.
  • Leland Foster, a senior studying English at Binghamton University, recently placed second in a national art competition through the Smithsonian Institution of Arts. Read more.
  • Dali Lu, Oyuka Baatarkhuyag, Michael Genito, Ying Zhu and Joyce Wenjing Xu – all students in the School of Management – won first prize in the 2013 Ernst & Young, LLP (E&Y) "Your World, Your Vision" competition, which included universities from across the U.S. and Canada. Read more.
  • David Bassen, recently received a 2012-13 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Read more. 
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Last Updated: 7/23/14