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Multiple mentions, a jump for Binghamton University in higher education rankings

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VESTAL (WBNG) -- This week, U.S. News & World Report released its latest rankings for higher education. Locally, Binghamton University was featured on various lists and with a jump when it comes to those rankings.

Stacked against roughly 400 places of higher education, the university tied at 83rd overall in the national universities category. The SUNY school also tied 33rd in regards to the category for the best public in the nation, which is an improvement from number 41. When it comes to the category of best values in the U.S., this institution also made the rankings by placing in 57th, which also leads the other SUNY locations.

"You look at who we're tied with. Michigan State University is tied with us, the University of Iowa is tied with us.," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger. "That is pretty incredible because everyone knows who they are, but not many people know who Binghamton is. This is the way we get our name in front of people."

"Hopefully I think our jump, especially from 41 to 33 best public school in the country, will help attract students not only in the Northeast but around the country helping us become a little more well known and internationally as well," said Student Association President David Hatami.

Eyes are already on the next ranking. President Stenger would like to see the university achieve a ranking below 80, which would make the SUNY school reach "a whole new neighborhood."

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