Survey: SUNY Geneseo, Binghamton amon...

Survey: SUNY Geneseo, Binghamton among nation's top 10

There are 22 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 10, 2008, titled Survey: SUNY Geneseo, Binghamton among nation's top 10. In it, Newsday reports that:

A national finance magazine says the State University of New York at Geneseo and SUNY Binghamton are among the top 10 best values for public education in the country.

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john z

Parlin, NJ

#1 Jan 16, 2008
enjoy. z
Just Saying

United States

#2 Mar 16, 2009
I agree. I went to Binghamton, and my daughter is currently in Geneseo. Both fine schools, at a fraction of the cost of private colleges.
Kresen

Fredonia, NY

#3 Mar 16, 2009
What about SUNY Fredonia?
Geneseo student

United States

#4 Mar 18, 2009
What about Fredonia haha?
Undecided

Huntington Station, NY

#5 Mar 25, 2009
I just got into both of those schools, geneseo and bing and i need to decide which to go to in like a couple days. i want to know which one is harder, like the work and stuff and which one is more science and math and which is more english and history becasue i hate math and science
Binghamtons best

Fulton, NY

#6 Mar 29, 2009
I don't know if you could find an uglier campus or a more depressing city than Binghamton but is that really important? Its just like a commuter college except it is isolated from anything of any value by about 100 miles. The city is crumbling and economiccaly depressed. Some think there is nothing about the area that is worthwhile. It is horrid especially since the air and water were polluted by industry so there is a toxic plume and high cancer rates. But if you drink bottled water and wear an oxygen tank so you do not have to breath the polluted air, you can stay healthy. The campus is about as ugly as it could be but that does not make the degree worth less. How they could have ended up with such a cold nasty campus is a mystery. But there is a good side to this. The degree is cheap. Students who do not care what the school looks like or that there is no school spirit may do fine. Few want to stay in Binghamton any longer than necessary to get the degree so most everyone gets the degree in 4 year. It is a great school if you only care about getting your degree cheap.
Just Saying

United States

#8 Jun 22, 2009
Binghamtons best wrote:
I don't know if you could find an uglier campus or a more depressing city than Binghamton but is that really important? Its just like a commuter college except it is isolated from anything of any value by about 100 miles. The city is crumbling and economiccaly depressed. Some think there is nothing about the area that is worthwhile. It is horrid especially since the air and water were polluted by industry so there is a toxic plume and high cancer rates. But if you drink bottled water and wear an oxygen tank so you do not have to breath the polluted air, you can stay healthy. The campus is about as ugly as it could be but that does not make the degree worth less. How they could have ended up with such a cold nasty campus is a mystery. But there is a good side to this. The degree is cheap. Students who do not care what the school looks like or that there is no school spirit may do fine. Few want to stay in Binghamton any longer than necessary to get the degree so most everyone gets the degree in 4 year. It is a great school if you only care about getting your degree cheap.
Speaking of ugly depressing campuses, have you seen Albany? My daughter's friend went to visit colleges, and after 4 hours of driving arrived at Albany. He got out of the car, looked around, and said, "Let's go home, I've seen enough"! Binghamton isn't a bad town, if you take the time to look around and get to know it. I thoroughly enjoyed my 4 years there (which is how long it's supposed to take to earn a bachelor's degree!).
Just Saying

United States

#10 Jun 23, 2009
James wrote:
I went to the University of Iowa on a full scholarship and nailed 28 women my freshman year and then never bothered to keep count after that. Sure did help to be on the football team. Best 5 years of my life
How are the football teams at Binghamton and Geneseo?
No football, they're primarily known for academics, although Binghamton went Division 1 recently, and it's basketball team made the NCAA playoffs (but lost big to Duke in the first round!). Geneseo has a decent Division 3 program for a small school. Glad you enjoyed college so much! Is that why you stayed an extra year?
Just Saying

United States

#11 Jun 23, 2009
RICH wrote:
Binghamton is indeed a place of despair. But I went to college their and sandbagged numerous women. They where all very easy and performed well in the ol sack. Cortland is another place that my willy got a good work out also.
I doubt you went to college there. If you did, you'd know how to spell "there" (not "their") and "were" (not "where")!!!
Shane

Batavia, NY

#12 Jun 23, 2009
James wrote:
I went to the University of Iowa on a full scholarship and nailed 28 women my freshman year and then never bothered to keep count after that. Sure did help to be on the football team. Best 5 years of my life
How are the football teams at Binghamton and Geneseo?
Geneseo does not have football. Unless you mean soccer.
James

New York, NY

#13 Jun 23, 2009
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>No football, they're primarily known for academics, although Binghamton went Division 1 recently, and it's basketball team made the NCAA playoffs (but lost big to Duke in the first round!). Geneseo has a decent Division 3 program for a small school. Glad you enjoyed college so much! Is that why you stayed an extra year?
No, took a medical redshirt my junior season and then used that 5th year to go to grad school
Carlo Giantasso

Southold, NY

#14 Jun 23, 2009
RICH wrote:
Binghamton is indeed a place of despair. But I went to college their and sandbagged numerous women. They where all very easy and performed well in the ol sack. Cortland is another place that my willy got a good work out also.
Rich, Funny thing is I met your mother @ BHampton, she spread her legs faster than a two dollar wh**ore. I still keep in touch when I need head....she is very proud of your accomplishments!
Hrm

Sayville, NY

#15 Jun 23, 2009
Geneseo is a very nice campus but it is a small liberal arts school which can't handle the full load of what NY state needs.

Binghamton is a decaying dump of a campus and city. Their facilities are way behind the times and they are only recently trying to improve the campus.

These are supposed to be the two premier colleges for the SUNY system. Meanwhile Florida a state with similar size has University of Florida and Florida State.

Not to mention Geneseo and Binghamton are on a list for value which will soon be erased when the SUNY system starts requiring students to attend 5 years instead of 4.
Weeds

New York, NY

#16 Jun 23, 2009
Carlo Giantasso wrote:
<quoted text>Rich, Funny thing is I met your mother @ BHampton, she spread her legs faster than a two dollar wh**ore. I still keep in touch when I need head....she is very proud of your accomplishments!
Glad to hear that you decided to give women a shot.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#17 Apr 4, 2012
To current or former students and employees of Binghamton University:

If you experienced bullying or discrimination at Binghamton University and especially if the university withheld grievance processes from you, please send me an email. Looking to connect with those that have experienced lousy treatment and have sought help but been denied. There is no reason for a university to promote bullying. Please send me an email and tell me about your situation. You can remain anonymous.
Xio Lee

Ridge, NY

#18 Apr 6, 2012
Geneseo student wrote:
What about Fredonia haha?
LOL..says it all!
Xio Lee

Ridge, NY

#19 Apr 6, 2012
Binghamtons best wrote:
I don't know if you could find an uglier campus or a more depressing city than Binghamton
Have you seen UAlbany? All concrete and more brown rice than white rice in the wok......wink, wink.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#20 Apr 13, 2012
Binghamton University administration finally had to acknowledge a few of its problems. At long last, they have halted all pledging and recruiting by fraternities an sororities because word got out. The administration tends to act when many those outside the community get wind of what is happening. They also are putting out more statements denouncing the racism on campus. It would be great if the administration would do something about the bullying and discrimination on campus. It would also be great if the university stopped withholding grievance processes from those treated poorly on campus. If you have experienced difficulties be wary of the campus officials. They all take your materials (evidence) and use it against you!
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#21 Apr 23, 2012
post4all wrote:
Binghamton University administration finally had to acknowledge a few of its problems. At long last, they have halted all pledging and recruiting by fraternities an sororities because word got out. The administration tends to act when many those outside the community get wind of what is happening. They also are putting out more statements denouncing the racism on campus. It would be great if the administration would do something about the bullying and discrimination on campus. It would also be great if the university stopped withholding grievance processes from those treated poorly on campus. If you have experienced difficulties be wary of the campus officials. They all take your materials (evidence) and use it against you!
Sorry to hear that.

That wasn't the school I went to. I think many of the problems can be blamed on the former president, who spent 20 years pushing Binghamton to become a NCAA Division 1 school that pursued athletics at the expense of it's core academics, upon which it had built it's reputation. It should have remained SUNY Binghamton, instead of being renamed Binghamton University, in my opinion. They even changed the mascot from the Colonials to the Bearcats, a fictitious creature that was already the mascot of the University of Cincinati! Hopefully the new President can repair the damage done by the recent scandals, and restore Binghamton's great reputation.
Hmmmm

Buffalo, NY

#22 Apr 24, 2012
Here's the deal, if you go to any certified college, in particular any SUNY school, make a good career choice and study and graduate, you'll do fine. This talk about which is better, how ugly the campus is, etc., etc. is just elitest crap. I know an awful lot of very sucessful SUNY at Fredonia graduates. It isn't the school, it's the person that determnes success.

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