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Binghamton University-SUNY
Location- Vestal, NY
Established 1946
Students- 14,713
Undergraduates- 11,706
Postgraduates- 3,007
Endowment- 72 million
Mascot- Baxter the Bearcat

The State University of New York at Binghamton is a public research university in the U.S. state of New York. It is commonly referred to as Binghamton University (abbreviated BU) or SUNY Binghamton. 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 six colleges and schools, it is now home to more than 16,000 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 88th among the 201 national universities in U.S. News & World Report‍ '​s 2015 America's Best Colleges and Universities ranking; internationally, it is ranked 701+ according to QS University Rankings. It has been called a "Public Ivy" by Greenes' Guide. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has classified the school as a Research University with high research activity. Binghamton University is famous for the quality of education given the affordable price. For many years, it has been ranked as one of the top 10 best-value public colleges.

Although the university's mailing address is in Binghamton, its main campus is in the nearby town of Vestal, with a secondary education center located in downtown Binghamton. The Vestal campus is listed as a census-designated place with a residential population of 6,177 as of 2010.