# What Does it Take to Get Into State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton?

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The State University of New York (SUNY) system is a strong network of public schools, offering great value to students both in- and out-of-state. SUNY Binghamton is the top-ranked university of the 64 SUNY campuses that serve more than half a million students.

SUNY Binghamton prides itself on offering the best of both worlds. Its academic culture rivals those of private universities and is “rigorous, collaborative and boldly innovative.” It also offers combined degree programs and extensive study abroad programs. At the same time, its status as a public university makes it affordable, diverse, and deeply engaged in its community.

Students considering the SUNY system should seriously consider SUNY Binghamton and all it has to offer. To learn more about how to get in, keep reading.

## Applying to SUNY Binghamton: A Quick Overview

SUNY Binghamton accepts the Common Application, the Coalition Application, or its own SUNY Application, which allows you to apply to multiple SUNY schools with one application. You only need to fill out one of these, and you can learn more about the Common Application in our Guide to the Common App.

There are two application options for first-year applicants. Early Action applications are due by November 1. Regular Decision applications are due January 15.

In addition to the application, applicants will need to submit:

## What If You Get Rejected?

Getting into SUNY Binghamton is never a sure deal, so if you get rejected, rest assured that you are among the majority. While it’s not the outcome you hoped for, it’s also not the end of the world.

First of all, you should know that SUNY Binghamton does accept transfer students so you could theoretically go on to graduate with a SUNY Binghamton degree. That being said, the acceptance rate of transfer students is similar to the first-year acceptance rate, so you’ll need to keep your grades up and work on improving your academic statistics if you hope to get in as a transfer.

Another great option for students set on the SUNY system is SUNY Albany. Located less than 150 miles from SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Albany boasts some impressive stats of its own, but has slightly less stringent admissions standards and a later application deadline. If you aren’t sure that you’ll get into SUNY Binghamton, it’s a good idea to submit your application to SUNY Albany, or one of the other SUNY schools as well.

For students who don’t get into SUNY Binghamton, it’s important to remember that luckily, it isn’t the only option available. With thousands of options, there is a good fit out there for everyone. For help adjusting to a different dream school, read our post, Envisioning a New Future: Preparing for Life at Your Second-Choice (or Third, or Fourth) School.

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Kate Koch-Sundquist is a graduate of Pomona College where she studied sociology, psychology, and writing before going on to receive an M.Ed. from Lesley University. After a few forays into living abroad and afloat (sometimes at the same time), she now makes her home north of Boston where she works as a content writer and, with her husband, raises two young sons who both inspire her and challenge her on a daily basis.
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