About Berkeley City College

Founded in 1974, Berkeley City College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 6,811 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Berkeley City College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 29:1. There are 67 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Berkeley City College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
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Application Fee0
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Admissions at BCC are considered , with ,0% 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 Berkeley City College.

Berkeley City College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    6 Students rated on-campus housing 1.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    6 Students rated off-campus housing 2.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    6 Students rated campus food 1.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    6 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    7 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    6 Students rated school activities 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    7 Students rated local services 4.5 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    7 Students rated academics 4.7 stars. 71 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Berkeley City College?

12 Students rated Berkeley City College

Kaory - 05/04/2024

My experience at Berkeley City College has been mostly enjoyable, with a supportive academic environment and a respectable focus on student success. The college does well in providing class sizes that are favorable to learning, allowing for meaningful interactions between students and faculty. The faculty members are generally approachable and sympathetic, constantly available to offer advice and support, which greatly enhanced my educational experience. However, there is one area that Berkeley City College could improve: its social atmosphere. At first, I struggled to develop friendships in the college setting. I took value in the value of college experience, so I recently made the effort to apply for programs such as MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement) and Phi Theta Kappa. These programs have encouraged me a lot to get more involved with the college community. But outside of that, Berkeley City College can be hard to approach as most people seem to go there to get work done then leave as soon as possible. Overall, Berkeley City College is a respectable college that offers a good foundation for students ready to transfer to four-year universities. It provides a high-quality education that prepares students to achieve their academic and professional goals. My time here has been beneficial, and I am convinced that the skills and knowledge I gained will help me in my future aspirations.

Luna - 12/29/2020

I am currently a sophomore at BCC and am about to transfer to my dream university and going to BCC was one of the best academic decisions I've ever made. From the moment I registered for classes, I felt safe, secure, and trusted the faultity working there, including office clerks to professors. The professors were always eager to educate and well organized. Counselors here were definitely one of the biggest benefits of going to BCC because they were always engaged to help student achieve where they wanted to go in the future and made sure every course was needed and met. I feel strongly satisfied and successful with my time here at BCC and would recommend anyone going to a community college to come here.

Angela - 01/10/2020

BCC is a decent community college that paves you a pathway for future success if you know what resources to take advantage of. It's a great deal for the price (being a community college) to knock down some gen-ed credits, and it's partnered with UC Berkeley, providing even greater academic opportunities and transfer workshops. Some teachers are un-engaging or unpleasant, but most of the teachers I've had during my two years here were such a pleasure to talk to, and I passed all of their classes with flying colors! For me, the only downside to community college was the lack of community, as many students work to support themselves and are not as engaged in class, but that was remedied by bonding with my coworkers and the people in my extracurriculars.

Ayrik - 12/14/2019

I believe this school is great for students who are not set on what their educational goals are. There are plenty of services and plans that are available for students to access to gain support in the area. Professors and counselors are great and make the overall school community great because they are available and show they believe in one's success. It is a campus that encourages students to get involved as it offers various jobs for the students. It is a great school to help create your foundation and set up your future.

Berkeley City College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Berkeley City College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Berkeley City 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?

    Never take out a private student loan!!!!!!!!!

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

    The worst thing about Berkeley City College is that there are no sports or a small little gym to exercise because I know I' m not the only student who wants to get into shape.

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

    An eclectic mixture of people and cultures.

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

    I really wish I had known about the school before going to a more expensive private university. I also wish I believed in myself enough to know I would suceed here several years ago. I wished I had known about the wonderful disabilities program and how affordable community college is. Before coming to Berkeley City College I had some anxiety about going back to school at the age of 48, but the staff and the students have made the experience worth going all the way. I wish I would have known about Berkeley 20 years ago.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A student who will succeed at Berkeley City College must be independent and self-motivated. Like any college, the student's education really is in her or his own hands. And at Berkeley City College, those who succeed, are people dedicated to aquiring their own education. One must be an active student, if you are passive, you will eventually be left in the dust. Many students drop out of community college, because there is less pressure to complete their courseload in a fixed amount of time. A good student must consider their education a top priority and keep themself motivated.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    The students are incredibly diverse, young and old, different ethnicity and experiences shape us and show up in our schoolwork and its just really nice.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Berkeley City College has so much diversity. Most students, as well as professors are open to everything and everyone. That may be becuase the school is in Berkeley, but, non the less, it is liberating and a breath of fresh air. Also, most classes are taught through a lefty libral lens; it is pretty incredible.

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

    I love the atmosphere that is Berkeley. The people and the weather just make the area some place that I would love to live in the future. this in turn made me pick a school in the same area.

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  10. What's unique about your campus?

    The low cost of tuition and high quality of care at Berkeley City allows students to recieve an excellent college education at a reasonable price.

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

    Students who do not enjoy quality education at a low cost , and specialized care from college staff. I cannot imagne who wouldnt such features in a college education.

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

    The most frustrating thing about it is the class- and program-cuts made to the budget crisis, and the fact that the majority of my teachers do not get the treatment (i.e. salaries, job security/benefits, appreciation, etc.) that they truly deserve.

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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.

52% of students attending Berkeley City College receive some sort of financial aid. 33% were awarded federal grants. While 2% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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