Binghamton University is a top ranked academic center serving as an R1 public research university in the State University of New York. With 14,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduated students coming from all 50 states and 100+ countries, and many from New York, diversity of the student body is the core. Binghamton is located in the rolling hills five minutes from the City of Binghamton and 3 hours from New York City on over a 900-acre campus. Campus is comprised of six academic colleges, five residential communities, and a massive 200-acre nature preserve. The student lifer mirrors the immense diversity with 450+ clubs and organizations. The Bearcats compete at the Division 1 level in the America East Conference. Major areas of focus include research in sustainability, renewable energy, computer science, health fields, human rights, business, and the arts. And ultimately, Binghamton remains a top national value.