Oakland, CA
Laney College


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Recent Reviews

Aunesha
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Laney is a very amazing overall experience. Its a widely spread community college with a minority group of people. They have ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Laney is a very amazing overall experience. Its a widely spread community college with a minority group of people. They have plenty of beneficial stations that gives us the opportunity to build, cook and other various things. The staffs are very helpful when needed of assistance.

Jarel
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Laney is one the best local/easy to commute colleges for the bay area. Easily a alternative for upcoming students to gain exp...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Laney is one the best local/easy to commute colleges for the bay area. Easily a alternative for upcoming students to gain experience and learn to develop a general idea or plan for their own path to success. From Diversity in classes and teachers to the artistic culture that is shown through the arts ...Also the enriched history within the city of oakland, Everyone will be motivated to find something to get inolved with. Laney at some point needs to add at least one accredited B.A program or bridge program to go along with the A.A degree programs. Also built with the successful and moving ideologies of the Black Panthers who paved a way for the community that we see today in the bay area and providing that leadership and platform for Black/brown students to have a voice within society. .

Dominique
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great Teachers they’re always willing to help students. This campus has lots of activities for students, especially social mo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great Teachers they’re always willing to help students. This campus has lots of activities for students, especially social movements. Oakland, Ca is the birthplace of the Black Panthers, students are always willing to voice their concerns about our education and community.

Melinda
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I honestly don't really have much to say because this school isn't really the best. There are a lot of cheating for majority ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I honestly don't really have much to say because this school isn't really the best. There are a lot of cheating for majority of the classes that I have taken. Also the professors aren't that great. Some are lazy and they don't care about the students and let them do whatever they want. Another thing I would suggest is researching the professors because I taken some and neglecting the review, which went very badly that I had to drop the class. So just be mindful about these things and you'll probably do fine.

Jake
What is your overall opinion of this school?

A community based college in the heart of Oakland, California. Consisting of an ethnically diverse staff and student body, L...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

A community based college in the heart of Oakland, California. Consisting of an ethnically diverse staff and student body, Laney college has been an amazing place to meet creative and motivated people from all walks of life. The campus is easily accessible via Bay Area Rapid Transit. As a memeber of the baseball team I am happy to be a part of a program with a student athlete tranfer rate of 89%. I enjoyed my time at Laney College in Oakland.

Raina
What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

I don't think there's a common stereotype at Laney because everyone is so different! One thing I noticed, which is so strange...

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

I don't think there's a common stereotype at Laney because everyone is so different! One thing I noticed, which is so strange to me on a college campus, is that everyone is always late to class. Even the professors. It bothers me so much.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

I've only been at Laney for two semesters, and so far I know that there are lots of sports teams, a Muslim Students Association, a Black Student Union, and student government. I'm not involved in any groups. I don't see too many people dating, or I don't notice. I made my closest friends outside of school, but I've met a surprising amount of friendly people. Off campus, I usually take the BART one stop to 12th Street, City Center and get food or hang out at the park nearby.

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

I would let myself know that I should try to stay motivated no matter how hard the situation gets. It is tough to go to work ...

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

I would let myself know that I should try to stay motivated no matter how hard the situation gets. It is tough to go to work and to go to school, but just think of the future and know that all of the hard work will pay off. I would tell myself that doing better now would make me relax better later. I would tell myself to save up as much money as I could. Worrying about school is even less scary than worrying that I could not afford to get into the school I want to go to. Also, I would tell myself to not worry about boys because I will find my true love during the summer before college. More than anything I would tell myself to stay ontop of time management. Plan out my day and have time to do homework and studying in pace with my class and not wait to do it before the test. Lastly I would tell myself to be proud, because I am paving the way by being the first person in my family to go to college and the feeling of achievement is worth the work.

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

The neighborhood, it is in Oakland so it feels a little dangerous and very dirty. You can usually smell weed all over campus as well.

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

No i do not, it is actually something I have to try not to admit or explain why I ended up there.

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

Laney College is a multicultural, intergenerational, affordable community college that offers a buffet of different subjects ...

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

Laney College is a multicultural, intergenerational, affordable community college that offers a buffet of different subjects to explore with very accessable public transportation including BART and is located close to Downtown Oakland, Chinatown and Alameda.

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

If I could travel back to my senior year I would do everything in my power to persuade myself to not give up and take the extra step toward traveling for school. I would tell him that there are bigger things in the world than the current family issues that may keep you (me) back and focus on what is important. I would tell him that because everyone may see you in a particular light, it has nothing to do with what makes you happy. Persue what will satisfy yourself and embrace your Eagle Scout. Be proud that you completed something only a hand few of people achieve on a global scale. Pat yourself on the back, give yourself a hug, smile when you think of life. It will be OKAY. Resenting someone or something only leads to regret so, "say what you mean and mean what you say." There is no room for assumptions. Take the time to go the extra distance so there is less room for failure. The best plans are throughly thought through with as much information to come to the most accurate conclusion possiable. Life is hard when you are not prepared. Love you man.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Laney College is not for those who want to recieve a bachlors degree or is serious about a particular subject and wants to find themselves submerged in a cluster of people that are all aspiring todo the same thing. Laney is a school for continuing education, polishing skills, discovering potential and limits, or to transfer to an accredited 4-year institution. It is not a place to settle and call home.

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

As a 40 year old wife and mother of a 4 year old boy I would tell myself not to wait to go after your dreams. It is somewhat...

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

As a 40 year old wife and mother of a 4 year old boy I would tell myself not to wait to go after your dreams. It is somewhat difficult going back to school after 20 plus years with a small child at home. I would say to study hard for your SAT's and make sure you take them. Go to college, get a degree and don't ever give up. Although they say it's never too late to go back to school, I would have to tell myself it certainly feels that way. My Mother would have paid for me to attend college right after high school graduation, don't waste a free education. You'll have student loans for the rest of your life if you wait and try to pay for school yourself. Come on, just do it!

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