About the University
A world-class institution, Binghamton University offers students a broad, interdisciplinary education with an international perspective and one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation.
Ranked among the elite public universities in the country, Binghamton challenges students academically, not financially, in its unique, best-of-both-worlds environment.
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.
Our students, both undergraduate and graduate, work one-on-one with an exceptional faculty and groundbreaking scholars. They take advantage of special academic opportunities like combined degrees, foreign language study groups and an unparalleled international education program.
The University consists of seven schools:
- Harpur College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Community and Public Affairs,
- Decker School of Nursing
- Graduate School of Education
- School of Management
- Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science
- School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
– Excerpt from SUNY Binghamton’s website.
Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.
In 1985, the SUNY Board of Trustees passed a resolution mandating that all individuals participating in SUNY programs of international exchange possess health and accident insurance through a policy contracted by the University. This was to protect international students from the exceptionally high cost of medical care in the United States, and to fulfill U.S. federal government a requirements.
Cost: $589.50 (fall); $1414.80 (year); $825.30 (spring)
CHARTIS is not accepted
All Binghamton University freshmen (both domestic and international) must live on campus for their first year. This will allow you to be more connected to campus life, faculty, and other freshmen. There several different residential communities on campus to choose from.
Undergraduate students with sophomore standing or above (>23 credits) can opt to live off-campus.
*Please keep in mind that International Student and Scholar Services cannot act as an agent on your behalf or assist you in arranging housing agreements, but they can act as an informational resource.
Living on-campus: On-campus housing is currently available for undergraduate and graduate students. If you are a visiting scholar interested in on-campus housing, please inquire at email@example.com
Off-campus Housing: The links below contain resources you can use to find housing in the Binghamton area, along with information to keep in mind before and after finding the apartment.
- Important Considerations Before Moving Off-Campus
- Evaluating Off-Campus Housing
- Getting Settled In
- Renter’s Insurance
- ISSS Housing Panel
The average budget per month is: $500-600
In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $8,100.00 per semester.