Berkeley, CA
Berkeley City College


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Lea
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Berkeley City College is a great school for people who want to transfer to a four year college. The professors are motivatin...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Berkeley City College is a great school for people who want to transfer to a four year college. The professors are motivating and will help you whenever needed. The students around are also very friendly and it is easy to form study groups with fellow classmates. Berkeley City College is close to UC Berkeley as well and is close to many amazing cafes, where students like myself spend a lot of time studying in.

Package
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall the college is very diverse, you get to see different people from different cultures and experiences. The faculty is ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall the college is very diverse, you get to see different people from different cultures and experiences. The faculty is very nice and easy to talk to. Every day you get to experience something new. Even though the campus is small, but you dont have to stay on campus, there a variety of place to go to.

Teresa
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I do think that the staff can be more willing to help their student's they don't do enough especially the financial aid offic...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I do think that the staff can be more willing to help their student's they don't do enough especially the financial aid office and the counselors. But there are a few wonderful counselors who will go above and beyond to help you, and some of those don't even work there full time, so i really appreciate their help, but its hard to find the good ones, other than that the teachers for the most part are very helpful and knowledgeable .

Nicole
What is your overall opinion of this school?

In my opinion if I had to recommend a Community College from the Peralta District I would immediately say Berkley City Colleg...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

In my opinion if I had to recommend a Community College from the Peralta District I would immediately say Berkley City College. I have attended other community colleges within the same Peralta district and I have to say; the unique and beautiful structure and convenience from the elements in the winter due to the indoor atrium, consistent cleanliness of the building and overall environment alone make Berkeley City College my favorite. Every semester regardless of the course or teacher the material is always really enriching, and when I need extra help I can always reach out and find the assistance I need. The students are also very friendly and welcoming; I have enjoyed the numerous clubs and have been very involved in many areas of student and faculty culture on campus, my overall experience has been amazing at Berkeley City College. I am a student worker for many of the teachers and faculty on campus, when they need a runner or something done efficiently, they know they can depend on me to get it done effectively and in a timely manner. The staff and faculty are really dedicated to their duties, and make themselves available to the students. There are amazing resources in the Library, for example I have needed to complete online assignments, and this has been possible with the computer lab, and Mac programs, and renting a netbook from the library for a day. There is a Learning Resource Center that has helped me personally grow and maintain my 4.0 GPA. I am highly involved with the DSPS Disability Support Services, as a note taker every semester, and I am proud to assist students who are visually impaired or have other disabilities. The DSPS office has been extremely helpful in fulfilling their responsibility to accommodations with test taking and constant communication with my teachers. When I had a severe head injury from a seizure a few semesters back, I needed to miss a month of school from a severe concussion, these were doctor's orders. I was able to catch up on my work with flexible deadlines, and I still completed the course with the highest GPA in my class. I always communicate with my teachers extensively with impeccable attendance to clarify assignments, or find my weaknesses as a student so I can strengthen these areas. The counselors have been going above and beyond to make sure I have all my units to transfer, and when I ask specific questions the are very knowledgeable in giving me detailed information that I can follow up on and make a decision based on it. I appreciate the time the counselors spend with the students, even when there is something they are unsure about the will look it up, or make the necessary calls to figure it out. In 2019, I will be graduating and transferring to University of California Berkeley, I am sad to transfer because I truly feel like Berkley City College has become more than just a school to me, but an extension of my family, however I am excited to pursue my dual major in education and be that much closer to achieving the necessary skills for my career in Business and Law.

Ann
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Heave democratic supporters. Everyone, including non-students, are nice and well mannered. Many students are very active in t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Heave democratic supporters. Everyone, including non-students, are nice and well mannered. Many students are very active in the community, facility is well maintained, has a security at the door (to assist students if they're lost), bathrooms are ADA compliant, elevators available as well as stairs, has a somewhat modern feel to the design/layout of the interior. Student artwok is placed throughout the facility.

Andrea
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Berkeley City College is an amazing community college to be in if you're are very focused on your academics and love to be in...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Berkeley City College is an amazing community college to be in if you're are very focused on your academics and love to be involved. There is a great social element and strong tight community feeling, with many opportunities to get involved in clubs, volunteering, and many other extracurricular activities. You feel very supported throughout your time there and get help in whatever you need. The counseling is a bit hectic at the start of the year, it is difficult if you're undecided and need multiple plans to transfer but the counselors are patient and you soon learn to not be so dependent on them. Overall, this school is the best community college if you're a student that is undecided and dedicated to your education as well as being involved in/outside of the school.

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

The Advice I would give myself to really focus on getting good grades. And start early talking with your counselor to make ...

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

The Advice I would give myself to really focus on getting good grades. And start early talking with your counselor to make sure that I'm on the right track in nineth girade. I think if I was really educated on how important grades and class was I would have probably got accepted in to more colleges and qualify for more grants. If I had an opportunity to redo my senior year again, I would definely do things differently as far as raising my grades and focus on completed all of my A-G class, and to also take the AP classes.

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

All of my instructors are dedicated, competent, personable, encouraging, intelligent teachers, and I love going to classes be...

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

All of my instructors are dedicated, competent, personable, encouraging, intelligent teachers, and I love going to classes because of them, even if I start off with no interest in the subject.

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

I'd tell myself: "Stay true to what you know is right for you, little guy. Stay true to yourself. It'll bring you to some challenging experiences that you can't even imagine right now, but it will also bring you through them. You're right in not wanting to go to college now, you're too restless and curious about the world and too hungry for experience. You're going to get so much more out of college when you do go, because you'll have worked all that restlessness out of your system and you'll be ready to WORK IT! Your teachers will love you as a student, your classmates will look up to you, and you will feel a lot better about life and the future. You're not even going to worry about the transition; it will be like nothing, because you will be that ready for it."

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.

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

College life is challenging, but worth the effort. In order to see yourself to pursue a college education you have to see yo...

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

College life is challenging, but worth the effort. In order to see yourself to pursue a college education you have to see yourself, before you see yourself, going to school, graduating and living the lifestyle you dream of. To make the transition from high school to college you must believe that you will be successful, and focus on your educational goals. You also must be determined and driven. College is an exciting opportunity and worth pursuing, especially in this country. College is an opportunity to learn new and different information, meet people from all backgrounds and get a taste of being independent, if you desire to go to college away from home. From personal experience college is great regardless of your age, background or disability.

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.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I would say that anyone who has a desire for education, especially those mature in age and wanting to start a second career, improve their marketable skills or looking for advancement in their jobs. High school graduates coming straight from high school could benefit from Berkeley City College. There are a number of resources here to help with the transition from high school to college. I selected Berkeley City College because of the disabilities program. I am disabled and need assistance in some areas. Any person that appreciates a beautiful clean campus, and relaxing atmosphere would love being here.

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