Choosing a College: Binghamton University

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Binghamton University
Binghamton, NY

As the premier public research university in New York State, Binghamton University offers outstanding pre-professional programs in business, nursing, and engineering, while also providing students a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Nearly 14,000 undergrads are enrolled at Binghamton, with the majority of those studying in the Harpur College of Arts & Sciences. Among the many majors available at Harpur include Integrative Neuroscience, Environmental Studies, and Philosophy, Politics, & Law, an ideal interdisciplinary option for students seeking careers in business or law. On the other side of campus, the School of Engineering and Applied Science houses one of the fastest growing engineering program in the country. The common first-year program is a fantastic feature of the engineering school, as this provides students the opportunity to explore a range of engineering disciplines before declaring their major at the end of the freshman year. Binghamton welcomed the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to its campus in the fall of 2017, an exciting resource for pre-pharmacy students. First year students interested in developing leadership skills may want to consider the Emerging Leaders Program. Working in a small team with other freshmen, students design and execute a service learning project to benefit the local community. Fun fact: 20 percent of students stay on after graduation to earn a master’s degree at Binghamton.

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.