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Binghamton University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into SUNY at Binghamton

SUNY at Binghamton

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
39.8%
Admission Difficulty for SUNY at Binghamton
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Binghamton University and can I get accepted? The school has a 40% acceptance rate ranking it #23 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 15,429 out of 38,755 applicants were admitted making Binghamton University a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 12 percent. SUNY at Binghamton typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Binghamton University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1310-1440
Applicants Submitting SAT
97%
SAT Scores for SUNY at Binghamton
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 650
SAT Math 25th 660
SAT Composite 25th 1310
SAT Scores for SUNY at Binghamton
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 730
SAT Composite 75th 1440
Average SAT Score 1380

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 requires applicants to be in the top 11 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1310 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 1240. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1380 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 97 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SUNY at Binghamton admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1440 and Above Good >53%
1375 to 1440 Avg + 40%-53%
1310 to 1375 Avg - 28%-40%
1245 to 1310 Reach 19%-28%
Less than 1245 Low <19%
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Binghamton University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
28-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
38%
ACT Scores for SUNY at Binghamton
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 28
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 28 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 12 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 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 #14 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to SUNY at Binghamton.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

SUNY at Binghamton admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >53%
30 to 32 Avg + 40%-53%
28 to 30 Avg - 28%-40%
26 to 28 Reach 19%-28%
Less than 26 Low <19%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into SUNY at Binghamton. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at SUNY at Binghamton was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #23 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
3.75+ 57% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 7% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 4% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

52% of SUNY at Binghamton freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted SUNY at Binghamton students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 52%
Top 25% of class 84%
Top 50% of class 96%
Bottom 50% of class 4%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

SUNY at Binghamton admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 20,774 17,981 38,755
Accepted 8,232 7,197 15,429
Acceptance Rate 40% 40% 40%
Enrolled 1,492 1,457 2,949
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 20% 19%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to SUNY at Binghamton and what considerations affect admission decisions?

SUNY at Binghamton Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

40% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1310 and 1440. 97% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 28 and 32. 38% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.