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2 out of 5
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 1985

Looking back 3 plus decades I review my experience at Binghamton from depth to breadth to perspective, the motto of my alma mater. When selecting a university start by narrowing your choices to 6-7 centers of learning based on what you can reasonably afford. Make sure to see schools both small, large and medium in range of student body; urban and suburban; and make sure, and I cannot stress this enough, there is some sort of one on one advisory or mentor program beginning when you start and lasting through graduation, that provides internships, career advice and aptitude testing, none of which I found at Binghamton. Without a plan, you are just taking classes which may add up to a degree but ultimately are meaningless. Back in 1982, there were 12,000 students and one was told to find their own advisor. Unfortunately for me, having come from an average public HS, Where I rarely if ever saw a guidance counselor, I had no idea how to proceed. Eventually, I approached an instructor in my major who agreed to be my advisor. Big mistake. She was as interested in advising students as is my cat. She gave me the number of credits I needed to graduate, which I could find in a brochure and ushered me out of her office, because she was busy doing research on German Industrialization in the 19th century . Maybe I saw her twice. I only leave off her name because I forgot it. The professors were a mixed bunch, and on the whole though academically stellar. However, there was no strategy or scholarly path presented for an undergraduate History major. If you were interested in pursuing higher academics, you were unprepared for any serious scholarship, since the History Department at Binghamton neglected to remind its undergraduates that without being fluent or at least proficient in at least one or two foreign languages in your field of historical study (French, Latin, Spanish, ) you could not hope to be accepted at any serious history graduate program at any university in the U.S. Perhaps since the majority of the students were applying to Law Schools they didnt think it necessary. Lecture halls of 100-150+ students was average for introductory courses. Rarely was there any one on one time with instructors. With some large universities you still feel intimate learning settings, not at Binghamton. Binghamton was and it still possibly is just somewhere to go BEFORE you GET your GRADUATE DEGREE. You will NOT get a career here. If you can get into Binghamton, you may have the grades to get into Cornell or Brown, and comparable name schools. Quite simply, it is worth the loans to have a degree from a university whose very name will open doors to you through your life. You cannot get that at a State school. And if you have no goal in mind put college off until you do. It is a lot of money to waste just to take courses that have no value for you.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2010

Binghamton is a top level public university in New York with a beautiful campus, amazing on campus housing and student learning programs that will support you for your entire enrollment at the university! There are so many academic and social resources available that you will have ample opportunities to engage in curricular and co curricular activities! It is a really great option at an amazingly affordable price!

4 out of 5
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

Binghamton University is its own city of intellect situated in the rolling hills of upstate New York on the outskirts of the tri-city area. It is one of the best value universities of the Northeast. The faculty there is excellent and diversity of classes was an eye opening experience for me. Binghamton also has a great reputation in New York City which is great for job placement opportunities. All in all I loved my experiences here!

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4 out of 5
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2013

Go Bearcats! I received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature. I had wonderful professors with rigorous curriculums. In addition,I'm attending Boston University in the fall for graduate studies in public health.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

My psychology degree does not help me with my current job. After graduating from Binghamton, I went to nursing school in Syracuse NY. Now I am a registered nurse in an outpatient oncology facility. My psychology degree did not help me with my career and is a lot back debt.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2012

Located in the southern tier of New York and surrounded by acres of nature preserve, Binghamton University has it all. Binghamton University is a phenomenal school and a perfect learning location for anyone who wants to go to a big school but still take advantage of small classroom sizes. Specifically, the Political Science department was number 11 in the nation when I attended and the return on my investment in my education at Binghamton keeps giving. All of my employment post graduation has been with the support of my previous professors and connections I made in the Political Science department. While in classes you get to learn from an amazing staff that come with extensive and impressive backgrounds in their field. If you're looking for the best of academia, student life and a life time of connections - Binghamton is for you!

4 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 2016

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.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

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.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Physical and Biological Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2014

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.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Spanish Language and Literature
Graduation Year: 2016

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.

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