SUNY at Binghamton Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (24)
It's no secret that Binghamton University offers its students an exceptional education at a competitive value. However, this school offers its students so much more than just that. At BU, I was able to explore and learn more about myself, my country, and the world around me. I met so many different kinds of people, both students and faculty, that challenged and supported me. From this school I have only grown in my knowledge, confidence and perspective. Everything my future holds, I owe to Binghamton.
Binghamton is the Harvard of the SUNY system. If you are bored in Binghamton then it's your own fault. The school makes it incredibly easy to be involved. Everyone knows that if you want to stay here then you have to do well. The person who enters will be different than the person who leaves. You will get an ivy school education at a public school price.
Binghamton University is an excellent place to pursue higher education. I found the instructors and quality of education to be really fulfilling. The Harpur College of Arts & Sciences had an interesting selection of classes with varying levels of difficulty.
Binghamton is a great school for the price. It has something for everybody, from engineering to the arts. It is a pretty large school but depending on your department class sizes are generally quite small. Most professors are very knowledgeable and love what they do.
I wouldn't change my experience in college for anything. Binghamton is a wonderful university that has allowed me to connect with dedicated and passionate faculty and has given me so many experiences that have helped me to develop the skills necessary to move onto graduate school and my career. One of my favorite parts of Binghamton was the hands-on learning that I was able to get and the connections that I have gained. Everything about this school and my experience here has been absolutely incredible.
SUNY Binghamton has the academic rigor of a high tear private school, for the price of a SUNY School. The breadth of choices of majors is astounding. From Biomedical Engineering to Judaic Studies, there is something for everyone. Outside the classroom, there is a plethora of extracurricular activities you can immerse yourself in. But if you are in the theater department you will most likely be more involved with the rigorous program's theater productions that continuously mount up sold out performances at the well known Watters Theater.
If you are prepared, there are numerous opportunities for you to take advantage of, but there isn't a lot of introduction to it for freshmen. There is free tutoring for a lot of classes, career advising, and if you are having a hard time, there is guidance counseling as well
As an undergraduate student at Binghamton University, you are prepared to enter an acute, dynamic and nebulous workforce. As a PPL student, I was urged to ask and pursue the bigger questions. Over the course of my academic career, I fine tuned my analytical skills and gained invaluable experience in critically evaluating, reasoning and charitably understand opposing world views. I graduated with a craving for nuance, complexity, and challenge.
The biology major was divided into two focuses: biochemical, cell and molecular biology (BCMB) or ecology, evolution and behavior (EEB). The classwork was very different in their approach, BCMB classes tended to be more rote memorization while EEB classes were more discussion based and focused on current issues as well. Class diversity leaned towards more whites in EEB and more racial diversity (especially Asian and Indian) in the BCMB classes. Overall, the experiences in both were great and academically rigorous without being unnecessary.
SUNY Binghamton was an amazing place to learn, grow, and discover. The campus felt safe and welcoming. The professors were both knowledgable in their fields and in educating their students. I wish that the school had more diversity among it's student body. I would also liked to have seen more effort form the faculty/ advising to elp student learn about actual jobs that involve their major.