Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

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Donald G. Nieman

As a new academic year gets underway, Binghamton University remains committed to its mission: transforming lives and changing the world.

This year, we welcome a freshman class of 2,850, selected from almost 40,000 applicants. The Class of 2022 is an exceptional group of students, even by Binghamton's high standards, boasting an average SAT score of 1380 (evidence-based reading and writing and mathematics) and a high school average of 95. Our new freshmen will be joined by 1,080 transfer students with an average GPA of 3.5, as well as 1,200 new graduate students recruited from across the country and around the world to study in doctoral and master's programs that are among the most competitive 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.