CUNY Brooklyn College Top Questions

What is your overall opinion of this school?


Brooklyn College was the best choice for me academically but it most certainly wasn't my first choice. Looking back, I'm really thankful to all my professors and advisors here because they really helped me sharpen my career focus. I fell in love with the campus the first time I visited. It is a gorgeous campus. I doubt you can see this much green in NYC outside of our parks! Not many people know Brooklyn College specifically but many are familiar with the CUNY system. I'm glad that we don't have a reputation because it keeps others from making judgements about me based on my school. There's always a place to just hang out, be it in the Student Center or a library reading room or on the quad or in the foyer of one of the buildings. Finding a quiet place is a bit more difficult! There isn't a lot of interaction with the dorms and campus life, which provides nice privacy for the residents. As I said before, BC has a solid academic profile. The administration has to be the biggest weakness, just due to lack of efficiency. They have improved tremendously in my time here but they still have a long way to go. I also think there should be more academic guidance/counseling for students because most don't go searching for it. Overall, I have lots of pride in my school though I rarely show it. As far as the neighborhood surrounding the school, there are a lot of places to eat and a Target nearby but the rest of the area is mostly residential and thus not very college friendly. I mean, when you're 40 with two kids, you won't really want a bunch of twenty somethings making noise at 2 in the morning in the middle of finals week. Hm...that pretty much covers it! The best way to enjoy BC to it's fullest? Get involved with a club!


Great education for the price


The big picture is kinda what my mom always told me. You get out of school what you put into it. If you put in the time and effort into your academic and social life at Brooklyn you will get a lot back.


School is a nice medium size. The campus is pretty quiet and very pretty. I'm in Honors so I can hang out in the Honors Lounge. Only recently the Student Center was upgraded so now students can hang out over there and have events etc. Student Gov't needs to run better. Lots of bureacracy. People outside don't treat it like a real school sometimes but the CUNY education is cheap and good.