Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

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Welcome to Binghamton University, where exceptional students and top-ranked faculty have created an intellectual and social ecosystem that encourages discovery, transforms lives and helps change the world.

This year, we welcome a freshman class of approximately 2,900, selected from more than 37,000 applicants. The class of 2023 is a remarkable group, boasting a mean SAT score of 1370 (evidence-based and writing and mathematics) and a high school average of 95. They will be joined by 1,010 transfer students with an average GPA of 3.5, as well as approximately 1,600 new graduate students recruited from across the country and around the world to study in doctoral and master’s programs that are among the best in the nation.

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Our academic culture rivals a first-rate private university — rigorous, collaborative and boldly innovative — while our campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience: richly diverse students, active social life and deep engagement within the community.

Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence

In 2013, Binghamton University developed a new approach to hiring faculty and supporting research by creating Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAEs). All are areas of inquiry in which Binghamton has developed strength in research and graduate education and raise complex questions. The TAEs address critical social, scientific, technological, economic, cultural and policy issues that can best be addressed by teams of faculty employing the perspectives and methodologies of multiple disciplines.