Binghamton University welcomes new and returning students
BINGHAMTON, NY – Binghamton University welcomes new and returning students and their families on Aug. 27 and 28, respectively, with move-in days signifying the beginning of the fall semester and a new academic year.
Approximately 2,570 freshmen, 1,069 transfer students and 1,040 new graduate students will join the Binghamton University community this year. Classes for all of Binghamton’s approximately 17,000 students begin Monday, Aug. 31.
"This is a very exciting time of year, and we are once again thrilled to welcome another outstanding class to Binghamton University," said President Harvey Stenger. "We’ve proven to ourselves that we can get bigger and better at the same time."
Binghamton University received a record-high 30,627 freshman applications for fall 2015 admission, surpassing the previous record of 29,450 set in 2013. With an average high school GPA of 95 and SAT score of 1,300 for critical reading and mathematics, the Class of 2019 is one of the most academically impressive in University history.
"It’s no exaggeration to say that Binghamton continues to recruit the best and the brightest," said Provost Donald Nieman. "We are delighted to welcome yet another group of smart, eager and open-minded students."
Nearly 1,060 highly talented transfer students with a mean GPA of 3.5 will also join the Binghamton University community this fall, including about 275 SUNY Broome Community College students, by far the largest number from any single community college. Another 215 students have signed up for the Binghamton Advantage Program, a special, dual-admission program with SUNY Broome which allows students to become part of the University community and live on the Binghamton University campus while attending SUNY Broome.
"As a group, this incoming class of high-achievers represents the cross-section of socio-economic backgrounds, cities and countries, interests, cultures and other factors that Binghamton values," said Assistant Vice Provost and Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Randall Edouard. "We have admitted the best and the brightest students who have demonstrated not only very high grades and test scores, but students who bring with them wide-ranging life histories, educational backgrounds and rare talents to our community."
Binghamton continues to have a diverse class, with the geographic distribution reflecting New York state’s population. About 39 percent of new students are from upstate New York; 6 percent are from Broome and Tioga counties; 26 percent are from Long Island; and 22 percent are from New York City.
Binghamton also anticipates a large number of new international students to join the campus community this fall. The 900-plus new international student population consists of approximately 340 undergraduate and 600 graduate students from over 45 countries, with the greatest numbers coming from China, India, South Korea and Turkey.