Binghamton, NY: The ideal university for students who want to go to a state school is Binghamton University. It was founded in 1948 as Triple Cities College, a branch of Syracuse University. In 1950, Binghamton joined the State University of New York (SUNY) system as Harpur College.
Binghamton University had a 1993 enrollment of 11,997 with 9,000 undergraduates. It also has an international enrollment of 500 students from 87 countries. About 3,600 people are employed in campus-related jobs or at Binghamton itself. Binghamton is also the third largest employer in its area. It also has a full-time faculty of 495.
Binghamton is about 50 miles from Ithaca, 72 miles from Syracuse and 200 miles from New York City and Philadelphia.
I found it to be the perfect school for me. f
Reviewed in 1996
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