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Your chances of getting into SUNY at Binghamton

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for SUNY at Binghamton
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Exceptional 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Binghamton University is 44.2%.  Its admission rate is the 20th lowest in New York and the 158th lowest the nation.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Binghamton University and can you get accepted?

Binghamton University is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 17,455 out of the 39,533 who applied were admitted.

The school has extremely high admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 9 percent on standardized admission tests. SUNY at Binghamton typically accepts and attracts "A/A+" average high school students with an average GPA around 4.0. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class or better. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Binghamton University?

44% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to SUNY at Binghamton you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 4.0 or better
  • Earn A/A+ grades in high school
  • Score 1390 on the SAT
  • Score 31 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 10% of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Binghamton University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Binghamton University are to have around a 4.0 high school GPA. You are required to have exceptionally good grades and you should be graduating near the top of your class.

Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Binghamton University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Binghamton University is 4.0 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A/A+ letter grades and regularly score around 97-100 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #1 in New York for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Binghamton University is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 4.0 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

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 75.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 15.0% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 7.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 2.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 1.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Binghamton University SAT Scores

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. 54% of students submitted SAT scores and 13% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for SUNY at Binghamton
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 650
Math 25th Percentile 660
Composite 25th Percentile 1310
SAT Scores for SUNY at Binghamton
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 720
Math 75th Percentile 750
Composite 75th Percentile 1470
Average SAT Score 1390

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Binghamton University is 1390 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1310-1470. Students who get into SUNY at Binghamton score in the top 11 percent of all SAT test takers..  Binghamton University ranks #13 in the state of New York and #85 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1390 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Binghamton University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1310 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1310, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1230, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

SUNY at Binghamton is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1390 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1390, you have around a 44% chance of being admitted. A 1470 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 60% chance of getting in.

SUNY at Binghamton admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1470 and Above Good >60%
1390 to 1470 Avg + 44%-60%
1310 to 1390 Avg - 29%-44%
1230 to 1310 Reach 18%-29%
Less than 1230 Low <18%
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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
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile 30
ACT Scores for SUNY at Binghamton
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile 33
Average ACT Score 31

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Binghamton University is 31, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 30 and 33.  The school ranks #14 in New York and #88 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 31. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 30 and score in the score in the top 7 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 28.

13 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to SUNY at Binghamton.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as SUNY at Binghamton is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Binghamton University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 31 score has around 44% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 65% with a 33 ACT score.

SUNY at Binghamton admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
33 and Above Good >65%
31 to 33 Avg + 44%-65%
30 to 31 Avg - 34%-44%
29 to 30 Reach 25%-34%
Less than 29 Low <25%
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High School Class Rank

52% of SUNY at Binghamton freshman are in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class. For your application to be competitive, you need to graduate at the top of your 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 86%
Top 50% of class 98%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

SUNY at Binghamton admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 22,174 17,359 39,533
Accepted 7,579 9,876 17,455
Acceptance Rate 34% 57% 44%
Enrolled 1,659 1,430 3,089
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 14% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jan 15, 2024

Days left to Apply


Applicants have 113 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2024.

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Binghamton University is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 4.0 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 1390 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1470 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 31 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

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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?

54% of students submit their SAT scores to Binghamton University. 13% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into SUNY at Binghamton?

44% 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 1310 and 1470. The average SAT score is 1390. 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 30 and 33. The average ACT score is 31. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.