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Please... Share Info On Bing For Prospective Students

crazedcrazed Registered User Posts: 1,972 Senior Member
edited September 2008 in SUNY at Binghamton
My son is HS junior and we are compiling a list of schools that would be a fit for him.
Can you share your experiences about the campus life, classes, Profs vs. TA's, class size, activities on campus? Are there things to do for the non-partiers? Can you walk to anything in town from campus? How is the local town? What is there and how do you get there?
Any info on the computer science program?

Thanks for sharing any info you may have.
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Replies to: Please... Share Info On Bing For Prospective Students

  • idolfan189idolfan189 Registered User Posts: 73 Junior Member
    Campus life on Binghamton is fun. There is always something to do, whether you like watching sports, plays, joining clubs, hanging out with friends in the dorm, going out to dinner/movies/bowling, etc. Classes range in size, some are small (usually discussions and labs) and the lectures can have hundreds of people. TAs vary, some can be very relatable and helpful, while others can be cold and not so helpful. In my first year at Binghamton (I'm a freshman), I've experienced both. There are a wide range of activities on campus, a list of organizations is follows: Binghamton University student organizations

    There are definitely things to do for the non-partiers; you just have to find the right group. If you hang out with people like you, you will feel more comfortable (I've learned that). You can stay in and hang out or go to a restaurant, movies, bowling, skating, shopping, see a play, sport- anything you can do anywhere else basically.

    You can walk to restaurants off campus- Hibachi places, Friendly's, Denny's, Moe's Southwest Grill, Panera Bread, Applebees, a Mexican place, a Bubble Tea place, Texas Roadhouse, and a bunch more that I can't think of right now.

    The town of Vestal is nice, although it has mostly chain stores. Everything is within a walk, if not a short bus ride. The town of Binghamton is nice depending on where you go. First Fridays takes place the First Friday of every month and you can go into town, get free food, see art galleries, see musical performances, etc. You can get there with a short bus ride, and all the buses are free. If you need to take a cab anywhere they are $3 per person.

    I don't know much about the computer science program, sorry, but it is probably good, but challenging, like everything else here.

    Hope that helps!
  • crazedcrazed Registered User Posts: 1,972 Senior Member
    Thanks for your great and informative response. My son will likely apply to Bing. I visited many years ago while I was in HS. The town and local shops were pretty sparse and not memorable in a good way. I think a lot of the SUNYs are in remote/rural areas and the towns have taken time to grow. Glad to hear such good things about Bing and the town!!

    Anyone else out there with info on Computer Science or anything else, please post.
  • PerfectedxchaosPerfectedxchaos Registered User Posts: 872 Member
    crazed - While I won't be a student until this upcoming fall, I can answer one of your questions. Binghamton seems to be fairly accesible to get to, either by bus, or by car. There is an airport in Binghamton even, but if you're from NY like a lot of those who go there, it's not very convenient. From what I can tell, there are no direct flights from an airport like JFK to the one in Bing, making it more hassle than it's really worth. As far as busses go, binghamton has two: coach usa, and... greyhound I want to say that offer rides. Or there is the student run bus company as well.

    I hope I helped, and I'll be more informative come the fall when I'm actually there.

    I wish your son luck on this long, but rewarding process.
  • kawaiigurlkawaiigurl Registered User Posts: 542 Member
    how about the business program?
  • rhiannarhianna Registered User Posts: 64 Junior Member
    Binghamton's School of Management is one of the top-ranked business schools and is probably the reason why Binghamton is so well-known. It is definitely one of the more difficult schools to get into with a very limited amount of space.
  • cafe_kscafe_ks Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    how is its finance undergrad then?
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