Binghamton University is a selective institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Less than half of all applicants gain admission, and successful applicants tend to have grades and standardized test scores that are above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. The majority of successful applicants had high school averages of "B+" or better, combined SAT scores of 1800 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 26 or better. You'll have a much better chance of getting an acceptance letter if your GPA is up in the "A" range.
You'll see that there are quite a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue in all but the upper right corner of the graph. Quite a few students with grades and test scores that were on target for the Binghamton University did not get in. At the same time, note that a some students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. This is because Binghamton's admissions process is based on more than numerical data. The university accepts the Common Application and has a holistic admissions process. The Binghamton admissions officers will be looking at the rigor of your high school courses, not just your grades. Also, the they will want to see a winning essay, interesting extracurricular activities, an engaging short answer, and strong letters of recommendation. Binghamton also has a "Special Talent Review" for students who want to showcase their talent in art, dance, music, speech and debate, or theater.
To learn more about Binghamton University, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Binghamton University Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?