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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.
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.
31 Students rated on-campus housing 1.8 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.
26 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
41 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.
40 Students rated campus facilities 3.6 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.
40 Students rated class size 3.6 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.
39 Students rated school activities 3.1 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.
40 Students rated local services 3.3 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.
41 Students rated academics 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
44 Students rated Bakersfield College
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.
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.
The School is nice in total, the campus has had some recent upgrades that compliment it. While I do feel safe on campus during the day, I do not feel so safe in the evening walking to my car alone. I will normally walk in a group.
After doing one semester of Bakersfield colleges this school year, I can say I've never been in a place as diverse as this. People from all walks of life come here to learn and the Intructors are always available even sometimes past their office hours. Do not get me wrong academicly this place is amazing, turning the most complex idea into bits of easy to take information however a lot of the work is on the student. If someone refuses to work out side of class then they are wasting their time in class.
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 _____.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
My classmates are from all ethnic backgrounds and ages.
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.
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.
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.
A big campus full of people and wonderful things to explore for anyone ready to begin or continue a jouney.
I honestly don't know.
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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