What others are saying.
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or best choices.
Here's what several distinguished national college guides and magazines recently reported about Binghamton's overall academics, affordability and programs:
- #8 public university and #15 overall in Forbes' Best Value ranking (2016).
- One of the nation's top 50 public universities for the 18th consecutive year according to U.S. News & World Report. (2015)
- U.S. News & World Report includes several Binghamton graduate programs among its 2017 list of "Best Graduate Schools." (2017)
- Smartest SUNY school according to Business Insider.
- #6 in New York state for its "intense academic culture" according to BestValueSchools.com. (2016)
- #37 of schools with the most diverse student body by race/ethnicity, according to BestColleges.com. (2016)
- Included in "The 50 Most Affordable College Towns in the U.S." (2016)
- #10 best value for public universities based on academics, cost of attendance and financial aid according to The Princeton Review: Best Value Colleges for 2014.
- #35 on its list of "Top Colleges Doing the Most for Low-Income Students" according to The New York Times' Upshot. (2015)
- #39 in the nation for helping students get ahead according to a new Social Mobility Index developed by CollegeNet. (2015)
- Rated a Best Buy and one of the premier public universities in the Northeast, "with a four-year graduation rate that is among the highest of any public university, Binghamton has a reputation for an excellent education at a reasonable price" according to The Fiske Guide to Colleges. (2014)
- #16 in 2016 as a best value among the nation's public colleges for out-of-state students and #22 overall according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance.
- #9 in average annual earnings in Upstate New York colleges, as tabulated by the U.S. Department of Education. (2016)
- Ranked among the top 100 U.S. institutions enrolling 1,000 or more international students – specifically #71 nationally and #9 in New York state out of approximately 1,500 schools participating in Open Doors 2015 – the Institute of International Education (IIE)'s annual census of international students in the U.S.
Also, several aspects of Binghamton University are recognized for outstanding academic offerings, value and successes within specific fields of study, employment and interests:
- The School of Management is #14 on Fortune's list of the "25 Best Colleges for Earning A Degree." (2015)
- Corporate recruiters ranked Binghamton 11th among all schools for the quality of its graduates; and students praised "the schools' intimate feel and responsive administration."
- Binghamton is #15 on the spring 2016 Hillel College Guide Top 60 Schools Jews Choose list.