About Bakersfield College

Founded in 1913, Bakersfield College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 22,710 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Bakersfield College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 32:1. There are 285 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Bakersfield College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
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ACT Range

Admissions at BC are considered , with ,6% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Bakersfield College.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    31 Students rated on-campus housing 1.8 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    26 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    41 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    40 Students rated campus facilities 3.6 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    40 Students rated class size 3.6 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    39 Students rated school activities 3.1 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    40 Students rated local services 3.3 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    41 Students rated academics 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

Bakersfield College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Bakersfield College?

44 Students rated Bakersfield College

Avery - 05/20/2024

Overall, my time at Bakersfield College was nothing more than it needed to be. For my prerequisites as well as my specific program, there seemed to be a wide age range between the students which did not allow for a traditional college experience. Most of the teachers I had were competent in the subject that they were teaching. There were some that, while technically qualified to teach at a junior college level, lacked the skills to actually impart knowledge unto students. Bakersfield College is, however, one of the most affordable options in terms of higher education and they offer a lot of different classes that would set you up to pursue a meaningful career.

Seena - 04/17/2024

Having a college in Delano finally (Bakersfield College) was something I always wished for, because I don't have anyone to take me to Bakersfield College main campus or anywhere other than Delano. Bakersfield College is a dream that I had in life. It is perfect, and they are always happy to help you.

MacKenzie - 09/26/2023

I love Bakersfield College. I just began attending after not being in school for 20 years and I have been nothing but impressed by the facilities, the staff, the clubs and other social activities led by students, the inclusivity on campus of every person is inspiring. The professors are educated, welcoming, and are there to truly inspire. We have a pantry available to us for snack items, clothing, and other things needed and are available to every student every week. The facilities are managed so well. The school is constantly making improvements to keep up with the ever changing technology. Improvements have been made to parking and they are working on on campus living solutions. My college is interconnected with the city and do many things in the community as well as the people in the community supporting the school. Our sports teams are top notch as well as our S.T.E.M.S department. The students are engaged and inspired and always have a way to find a solution to their problem by asking for help from the tutoring department, writing labs, and so many more opportunities to get the support you need on campus. I graduated high school in 2001 and I was very nervous about starting my college career in my 40's. Bakersfield College has supported me all along the way and offers me solutions and resources to help me be a successful student. I'm excited to be diving back into my educational journey and I am glad Bakersfield College is where I am doing it at.

Edith - 03/08/2023

In my opinion BC is a great college. The people at BC help you with everything you need classes, tutoring, financial Aid, etc. You get the chance to meet new people from different schools and you get the opportunity to enjoy all the activities that the college offers you. I personally love going to BC. Bakersfield College was my second option and I made it. I'm so happy to be part of Bakersfield College.

Bakersfield College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Bakersfield College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Bakersfield College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell myself to strive harder and not get discouraged because there is only more work to be done ahead of me. College is a place to start over and finally start working toward what u will be doing with your life. LIkewise, there are many resources that the college provides. Seek them out and use them. Don't think that you stop learning after high school because learning is growing. It may be tough to adjust to the times of classes or the professors or students, but all of it will pay off in the end. Education is not cheap, so don't take it for granted. Stay forcused. Going to school will become a choice but so is being successful. You can never learn too much. Good luck in college and enjoy it!

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  3. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person who should attend this school would be someone who wants to get all their general education done before entering a 4-year university. Bakersfield College also offers AA and AS degrees for those who are not looking to continue forward in their education. The school makes a great vocational school as well. The person should be self-motivated and dedicated to strive because the college pushes you to be better than you are.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The only thing I can think of is the fact that there are so many people thet come from small towns out side of Bakersfield, I think they should offer gas vouchers to people that qualify. I believe that they would get more students and enrollment. I also think that instead of taking away so many classes they should offer more classes. I know it is out of their hands because of the state and budgets, but not at the expense of our edcuation and the advancement of the state.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    I would have to consider the best the about my schoolis that there are so many resources to help students obtain the information they need.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Any person that decides to continue and further their education has the right to choose that. The kind of person that shouldn't attend this school or any school should be the kind of person that doesn't want to better their education for themselves. Every school provides so many opportunities in life, yet some do not take the time to do the work. Going to school is a job now, there's no room for laziness or lack of focus. If a person carries lack of focus or just doesn't like school then school's not for them.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are from all ethnic backgrounds and ages.

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  8. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Whats unique about Bakersfield community College is that it has two amazing programs. One is Nursing and it is one of the highest ranking nursing programs in our area. Then their is the Culinary Arts program which is an amazing learning experiance. The Culinary program is what first caught my eye to go to this school.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish that I had more knowldge about the hoops a student has to jump through in order to transfer from a two-year community college to a four-year university. The rules and guidelines can be confusing and muddled, and if one does not pay attention, one can jeopardize the chances of tranferring. However, the transfer counselors are very knowledgable and will help a student if they have even the most basic grasp on what they want to do and what school they would like to transfer to.

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is the counseling department. For most of the students who end up going to community college, the goal is to transfer to a 4-year institution, which can be excessively difficult if they aren't properly guided to take the required class load. I have been witness to multiple failures of the couseling department due to the fact that they give misinformation about requirements and transfer classes. I have chosen to guide myself through the catalog, rather than rely on faulty information, but students should have the ability to seek knowledgeable college counseling.

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  11. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A big campus full of people and wonderful things to explore for anyone ready to begin or continue a jouney.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I honestly don't know.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Despite the overcrowded classrooms, I believe that Bakersfield College is still a great choice for continuing your education. The instructors there are very dedicated to providing the highest quality of higher learning. Bakersfield College is the oldest continuously running community college in California and I think that says a lot.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

76% of students attending Bakersfield College receive some sort of financial aid. 60% were awarded federal grants. While 1% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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