President's Report Masthead
September 30, 2018

University receives record number of freshman applications for third consecutive year

Binghamton University welcomes new and returning students and their families on Aug. 19 and 20, respectively, with move-in days signifying the beginning of the fall semester and a new academic year.

Approximately 2,850 freshmen, 1,080 transfer students and 1,200 new graduate students are expected to join the Binghamton University community this year. Classes for all of Binghamton’s approximately 17,800 students begin Wednesday, Aug. 22.

“This is an exciting time to be at Binghamton University,” said President Harvey Stenger. “Binghamton continues to be a place where the best students in the nation — and the world — come to learn and I am looking forward to helping the Class of 2022 develop into intellectually active, socially involved and successful adults.”

For the third consecutive year, Binghamton received a record number of applications; this year over 38,000 freshmen applied for fall 2018 admission, surpassing the previous record of 33,406 set in 2017. The admitted class has an average high school GPA of 95 and SAT scores at about 1,380 for evidence-based reading and writing and mathematics. The SAT score is based on the new SAT scale, which was launched in March 2016.

“Binghamton has built a strong academic reputation, not just around the country, but around the globe,” said Provost Donald Nieman. “The Class of 2022 represents some of the most talented students we have ever seen, and we fully expect that their contributions will greatly enhance the intellectual, cultural and social vibrancy of our campus and surrounding area.”

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