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Binghamton University, SUNY
Binghamton, NY, United States; (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall / Academic Year,
Spring
The online application is currently closed. Please see the announcements for information on when the next application cycle will open.
Fact Sheet:
Disciplines Available (engineering or related field):
Bioengineering, Computer, Computer Science, Electrical, Industrial, Materials Science & Engrg, Mechanical, Systems Science
Graduate Students Accepted?:
Yes
Program Description:

Binghamton University, SUNY
Binghamton, NY

University Info   |   School of Engineering Info

Office Responsible for International Exchange Students

Office of International Programs: Primary – Institutional partnerships, admission, questions about housing, arrival, general academic issues, etc.

International Student and Scholar Services: Secondary – Visas and immigration issues, employment, health insurance

Introduction

People around the world are learning what New Yorkers have known for decades: Binghamton University is one America's premier public universities. We attract outstanding students and award-winning faculty who are partners in active discovery — we don't collect knowledge, we create it. Learn more about what makes the Binghamton University experience so exceptional.

U.S. News & World Report rates Binghamton among the nation's top 50 public universities for the 18th consecutive year (2015) and includes several of its graduate programs in its 2017 list of "Best Graduate Schools.". The University consists of six schools: Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Community and Public Affairs, the Decker School of Nursing, the Graduate School of Education, the School of Management and the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. Two teams of Watson School computer science students took first-place honors in the National Federal Aviation Administration Design Competition for Universities -- one for its plan that uses geothermal heat to remove snow and ice from runways and the other for offering ways to recycle de-icing fluids. Ground has been broken on a new School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, which will open in fall 2017.

Our four-year graduation rate is among the highest in the nation among our peer public research universities.

• 20% of undergrads go on to receive a graduate degree from Binghamton.
• Binghamton has more than 30 doctoral programs in arts and sciences and its professional schools, and awards more than 100 doctorates every year.
• 86% of Binghamton grads who apply to law school are accepted, compared with 76% nationally.
• Our grads get into medical school at rates that are 13% above the national average.
• There are nearly 120,000 Binghamton alumni spread across all 50 states and around the world.

Binghamton is a diverse university. Above 10% of its population are international students from 100 countries. Nearly 20% of its students study abroad during their undergraduate education. Binghamton has been recognized as a leader for its internationalization efforts, which include an internationalized curriculum, international specializations through majors and minors, promotion of foreign language study and direct experience with other cultures and educational systems.

TERMS OF EXCHANGE

Study Level

  • Undergraduate Students: Accepted 
  • Graduate Students: Accepted 
  • Computer Science Majors: Accepted

Period

Fall, Spring, or Academic Year

Binghamton University will not be accepting inbound Global E3 exchange students for Fall/Academic Year 2017-18.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

English Proficiency

General score range: Average of 90 (undergraduates)

Minimum TOEFL score:

  • iBT - 80 (Undergraduate)
  • iBT - 83 (Graduate)
Minimum IELTS score:
  • 6.5 (Undergraduate & Graduate)

Disciplines Available

  • Bioengineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering (available to graduate students only)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Systems Science & Industrial Engineering
Additional application materials?

Online applications, supplemental materials and cost estimates can be found online.

Materials should be sent to:

Susan B. Lewis
Associate Director
Office of International Programs
Binghamton University
P.O. Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

When will students receive their acceptance package?

As soon as students are admitted they will be sent an electronic acceptance packet.

COURSE REGISTRATION & ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Semester Dates

• Fall: mid-August to mid-December
• Spring: mid-January to mid-May

Academic Calendar

Course Contents

Schedule of classes

Workload per semester

A typical course load for an undergraduate student consists of 4, 4-hour courses taken over a 15-week term. Full-time status is 12 or more credits. Most exchange students take 4 classes their first semester at Binghamton University.

Grading System

Letter Grade Quality Points
A+ 4.0
A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D 1.0
D- 0.7
F 0.0

Academic Transcripts

Academic transcripts can be obtained through the Office of the Registrar.

ACCOMODATIONS

Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?

At Binghamton University students live in residential communities. There are five communities where students live in a residence hall and take their meals in the community dining hall, and two apartment-style communities.  Undergraduate exchange students are guaranteed on-campus housing provided they apply in a timely manner. Once admitted they will receive more information about applying for housing.

Most graduate students live in off-campus housing, but graduate exchange students may also apply for on-campus housing on a space-available basis.

When can exchange students move in to the residence hall?

2-3 days before the start of the university-wide International Student Orientation

PRE-ARRIVAL

Entry Visa   |   Health Insurance & Immunizations

ARRIVAL/ORIENTATION

When should I arrive?

The Office of International Programs will instruct Exchange Students when to arrive.  It will be prior to the International Student Orientation.

Is airport reception available?

No. But the airport is small and only 10 miles from campus.

Is there a bank on campus?

Yes, there is an M&T Bank on campus in the University Union.  There are other banks in the local area as well.

ESTIMATED COST OF LIVING

Breakdown of semester budget

Food/meals – information on dining options

Housing – information on housing options and rates

Local transportation – Student ID card entitles students to ride the county and university buses for free

Academic expenses (e.g., books, stationery) – $420/semester

Personal expenses – $1000 per semester (not including food and housing)

Other administrative fees

Undergraduate: $300/1st semester; $80/2nd semester
Graduate: $190/1st semester; $80 2nd semester
Mandatory International Student Health Insurance: $92.75/mo.

CONTACT

Office Responsible for International Exchange Students

Office of International Programs (Primary – Institutional partnerships, admission, questions about housing, arrival, general academic issues, etc.)
Email: intlexch@binghamton.edu
Phone: 1-607-777-2336


International Student and Scholar Services (Secondary – visas and immigration, employment, health insurance)
E-mail: isss@binghamton.edu
Phone: 1-607-777-2510

CITY INFO

The campus is spread across 930 acres on a wooded hillside above the Susquehanna River in the Binghamton suburb of Vestal. The University received top recognition in The Princeton Review's second annual "green rating" of colleges -- one of only 15 colleges honored. The on-campus Nature Preserve boasts 190 acres of protected forest and wetlands with hiking/biking/running trails and a six-acre pond.

Binghamton is located in the Triple Cities area of the Southern Tier region of upstate New York, approximately three and one half hours by car from New York City and Philadelphia; five hours from Boston and Niagara Falls, and Toronto and Montreal in Canada; and six hours from Washington D.C. The combined population of the Triple Cites is nearly 500,000.

Located in the rolling hills of the northern Appalachian mountains, Binghamton experiences the full beauty of the changing seasons, with moderate amounts of snow in winter, spring flowers, leafy green summers, and gorgeous fall colors. The area supports a rich array of performing arts. Downtown Binghamton offers a world-class opera company, a symphony orchestra, movie theaters, clubs, incredible restaurants, bars and professional hockey and baseball teams.  There is good access to public transportation, and University students can ride both the County and University buses for free.


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