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| I had bad luck ever since i stepped on campus. The orientation was disorganized and not worth the money. There is a lot of racial tension and a lot of sterotypes that prevent people to act in a normal manner, not to mention the town is in really bad shape and is also racist. I transfer into the school and am transferring right back out. Oh yea, and the town and campus is haunted by native indians (im sensitive to the spirits and the ghost stories i heard just confirmed my feelings). Its easy to get depressed up there because the weather is always cold and gloomy when school is in session. People have no manners and will allow the door to be slammed in your face and they look right through you and act like your invisable. This school needs to get it together! But hey, its cheap and the academics are good. But you get what you pay for! |
|Jul 16 2008|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2004 |
| Wow, I can't believe all of the negative comments. Here's my much more positive perspective. |
I lived in Hinman, and had a very different experience regarding diversity than what many on this site are suggesting. In my freshman year suite there were 2 chinese guys, a vietnamese guy, an indian, a korean, and me (standard issue white dude). The next year we had a gay fellow, a jewish guy, a chinese guy, an african american guy and a korean guy... and we all lived next door to a bunch of straight edge vegans.
I got involved in research with the biology department in my freshman year. Perhaps as a consequence, I never felt like "a number" on campus. I routinely was able to have one on one time with faculty members, the large majority of which were really friendly. Having worked at two larger universities since graduating, I would say that Binghamton provides an above average number of opportunities for students to get involved in their departments. But you must take advantage of those opportunities!
I'm not even sure if the city of Binghamton has a museum (I'm sure it does) but the campus has a friggin' beautiful nature preserve.Coming from Rochester, the weather at Binghamton didn't bother me. I went cross country skiing up at the Nature Preserve! We had snow ball fights on the way back home from the Belmar! and when it got to be nice out... every body would be out on the quad.
|Nov 08 2007|| 4th Year Male --
Class 1998 |
| Would have worked more closely with professors to take a more personal memory of academia with me.Would have taken more classes, maxed out on 21 credits a semester. College was a breeze, it was more time management than anything else. Ability was huge, but if you knew your capability, you could adapt to anything. |
| Starting Job: Graduate Assistant, Preparedness: D, Reputation: A+ |
|Sep 06 2007|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |