Binghamton, New York, identified by such quirky titles as "The Parlor City" and the "Carousel Capital of the World," earned distinction in 2007 as one of the nation's greenest cities. Binghamton's college and university students enjoy a high quality of life--not only because of the clean air and carousels, but also in the city's urban amenities. Binghamton balances a thriving high tech and defense industry with a unique visual arts and cultural scene. Binghamton's attractions include the Spiedie festival (celebrating Binghamton's trademark sandwich), a Balloon Rally, and a museum dedicated to The Twilight Zone's Rod Serling.
Binghamton colleges and universities are led by Binghamton University, a public SUNY school. Binghamton University is highly ranked for its academics, its art center, and its Division I athletic teams. Other colleges and universities include the Broome Community College, also part of the SUNY system, as well as the private, faith-based Davis College.