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Chances of getting into SUNY at Binghamton


Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for SUNY at Binghamton
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage
How hard is it to get into Binghamton University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Binghamton University is 43%.  It ranks #26 in New York and #178 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Binghamton University is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 16,402 out of 38,116 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 11 percent (SAT 1290/1450 ACT 29/32). SUNY at Binghamton typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students with an average GPA around 4.0. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Binghamton University application fee is $50 and applications are due by Mar 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to SUNY at Binghamton. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 97% of students submitted SAT scores and 38% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Binghamton University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for SUNY at Binghamton
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 650
SAT Composite 25th 1290
SAT Scores for SUNY at Binghamton
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1450
Average SAT Score 1370

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to SUNY at Binghamton?

SUNY at Binghamton typically prefers applicants to be in the top 13 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1290 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1210. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1370 out of 1600. Binghamton University ranks #12 in New York and #68 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 97 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SUNY at Binghamton admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1450 and Above Good >56%
1370 to 1450 Avg + 43%-56%
1290 to 1370 Avg - 31%-43%
1210 to 1290 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 1210 Low <21%
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Binghamton University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for SUNY at Binghamton
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for SUNY at Binghamton
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 30

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Binghamton University?

Admission data indicates that Binghamton University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 in New York and #88 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to SUNY at Binghamton.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

SUNY at Binghamton admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >60%
30 to 32 Avg + 43%-60%
29 to 30 Avg - 35%-43%
28 to 29 Reach 27%-35%
Less than 28 Low <27%
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Binghamton University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

What GPA do you need to get into SUNY at Binghamton?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Binghamton University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at SUNY at Binghamton was 4.0 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in New York for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Binghamton University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted SUNY at Binghamton students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 70.74% Avg -
3.50 to 3.74 16.56% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 8.54% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 3.11% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 1.05% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

SUNY at Binghamton admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 20,474 17,642 38,116
Accepted 8,835 7,567 16,402
Acceptance Rate 43% 43% 43%
Enrolled 1,577 1,319 2,896
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 17% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 15, 2022
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to SUNY at Binghamton is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to SUNY at Binghamton and what student information is used for admission decisions?

SUNY at Binghamton Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at SUNY at Binghamton
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196079 IPEDS survey data for SUNY at Binghamton.


Does SUNY at Binghamton prefer SAT or ACT?

97% of students submit their SAT scores to Binghamton University. 38% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into SUNY at Binghamton?

43% of those who apply are granted admission to Binghamton University. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for SUNY at Binghamton?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1290 and 1450. 97% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for SUNY at Binghamton?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 29 and 32. 38% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.