The State University of New York at Binghamton, commonly referred to as Binghamton University and SUNY Binghamton, is a public research university with campuses in Binghamton, Vestal, and Johnson City, New York, United States. Since its establishment as Triple Cities College in 1946, the school has evolved from a small liberal arts college to a large doctoral-granting institution. Presently consisting of eight colleges and schools, it is now home to more than 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Binghamton is one of the four university centers in the State University of New York (SUNY) system.
Binghamton University is currently ranked 80th nationally in U.S. News & World Report's 2019 America's Best Colleges and Universities ranking;, it is ranked in the cohort 801–1000 according to QS University Rankings for 2018. Binghamton is considered to be one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly-funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has classified the school as a Research University with high research activity.
Although the university's mailing address is in Binghamton, its main campus is in the nearby town of Vestal, with satellite three campuses, one in downtown Binghamton housing the College of Community and Public Affairs, one named Innovative Technologies Complex next to the main campus housing research labs and the smart energy building, and a third one, dedicated to health sciences in Johnson City. The Vestal campus is listed as a census-designated place with a residential population of 6,177 as of 2010.
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