“I had a positive experience while getting myApr 13 2014Computer Science
Coming from a community college, I struggled my first semester. The academics are Binghamton are much more rigorous and you cover about twice as much material. So, if you are transferring, keep this in mind and try not to over burden yourself like I did.
I especially like the focus that the department puts on preparing students for industry work. You can tell they want you to be a good coder and be able to handle large coding projects. The hands-on nature of the assignments and the emphasis that they place on teaching you to be able to quickly learn new programming languages really helps to tackle problems when working in industry.
In terms of the surrounding area and overall climate, I found the Binghamton surroundings to be rather depressive and the climate harsh. Binghamton is a postindustrial town that has seen better days. The weather is snowy and cold in the winter. However, I am not the kind of person who is affected by that kind of thing, so I actually lived off campus to save money and never had any issues. The University itself is not in Binghamton but about 15 minutes away in Vestal and is very secure.
There is plenty of activities going on on campus and there are many clubs to belong to. I was personally not very active socially, but there certainly is plenty to do on that area.
In terms of cost to value ratio, you really can't go wrong with Binghamton. I graduated with less than 10K and quickly paid that off after graduation.To conclude, I feel that Binghamton is a great school if you make an effort and don't mind the cold weather and crappy surroundings.
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