Binghamton, New York

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#1 Jul 6, 2014
People want to know about Binghamton. It is a depressed and depressing community with no up turn in sight. It has been on a downward trajectory for the last 25 years. It has absurd taxes because the few people who can read are stuck paying taxes to provide resources to the continuous influx of people with housing vouchers and food stamps. The university is a large public generic school where most students hang with their high school friends who come to college with them. It has a reputation based on what it was like 25 years ago. It is not the "shining star" of the SUNY system. it is not a "Public Ivy". It is a generic large school with a faculty student ratio of 1:20 which is larger than any other school I've seen. You'll be stuck in classes with more than 200 or 300 students. The rumor is that assistant professors who win teaching awards are given the boot soon afterwards. Binghamton. I'd do anything I could to get the hell out of there. It is a miserable place!

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