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Colgate vs Binghamton: Which one should I choose?

Hey guys, I recently got accepted to Colgate University and Binghamton University, but I can't decide which one to attend. Can anyone who has attended either of these schools give me some input? How do they compare in terms of academics, campus life, and post-graduation opportunities? Thanks!

6 months ago

Congratulations on your acceptances to both Colgate University and Binghamton University! I can offer some general insights to help you make a decision.


Colgate is a liberal arts college that offers a more intimate learning experience, with smaller class sizes and increased interaction with professors. Binghamton, a large state university, will likely have larger class sizes, but it also offers a wider range of majors and courses to choose from. Consider your academic goals and desired learning environment when evaluating these two factors.

Campus Life:

Colgate has a beautiful campus in a rural setting, with a tight-knit community of students. Greek life and athletics play a significant role in the social scene. Binghamton is located in a suburban setting and has a larger, more diverse student body. The social scene at Binghamton is more varied, with many clubs and activities to participate in.

Post-graduation opportunities:

Both schools have strong alumni networks and career services that help with job placement and further education opportunities. Colgate has a reputation for producing graduates who go on to earn advanced degrees and excel in their fields. Binghamton University is known for its strong engineering, business, and nursing programs, which often lead to successful careers for their graduates.

Cost is another factor you should weigh in your decision. As a state school, Binghamton will likely be more affordable for in-state students, while Colgate's private school tuition may be higher. Compare financial aid packages to help determine which option makes more sense for you.

Ultimately, the best choice depends on your priorities and personal preferences. Visit both campuses if possible and speak with current students to get a feel for which school you can envision yourself thriving in more. Good luck with your decision!

6 months ago

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