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CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Reviews

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  • 11/26/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 1 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the school and go on a tour and and open house. The open house always you to speak to people in the department major. this allowed me to get a better idea about the major and the school. I felt right at home and will love going to BMCC

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is affordable, with financial aid i will be able to go with little or no loans.

    Will enjoy being here

    Its a big campus and there is a lot of friendly people. The staff and students were very helpful.

    Will learn a lot

    the students say they have challenging courses and have free tutoring services if they need them.

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 2 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I recommend BMCC for any type of student who is looking to become successful in life and are goal oriented,ambitious and determined.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do what you have to do and keep your head in the game.

    Bang for the buck

    Very good tuition rates.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being here. The environment is very clean and positive.

    Am learning a lot

    I definitely learned a lot from BMCC and this amazing college experience thus far.

  • 08/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 3 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working full-time. Students with children. Anyone needing a variety of times for classes. Weekend and night students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try and get involved in anything you can. There are so many different clubs that you can join. And always make sure you make the best out of the classes you are taking some are harder than others but never go in thinking it's an easy A because you might be suprised.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a good education for less than the private colleges in New York City.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people are friendly and the enviroment is full of people who are trying to succeed.

    Am learning a lot

    I love the small classes and the amount of time spent with each student if needed.

  • 11/26/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone looking to learn alot!

    Tips for prospective students

    Try not to be too nervous and be open minded

    Bang for the buck

    Very cheap tuition and well worth it

    Will enjoy being here

    Hoping to make new friends, join clubs and have the best college experience possible.

    Will learn a lot

    I love the environment.. the school is big and they help you with applying and get through the hard parts of admission.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus surrounding are safe, but the down fall is that there is many constructions going on and the street are very narrow which is dangerous for students while walking and cars that may be speeding.

    Great for these types of students

    Whole foods and Barnes and Nobles is a great place together with your friends to eat and discuss about assignments, exams, and about each other.

    Food and Dining

    There are many place to eat around the campus. One block away there is Whole foods Market which has a buffet that you can choose, and other snacks, and food you can insistently purchase. Two blocks away there is a pizzeria that have a variety of different flavors of pizza. Also, there is a chinese buffet thats about 3 block away that have very good selection of entrees and have reasonable prices.

    Dorm Life

    In campus there is no dorms but if you where to live around campus it would be extremely expensive and noisy 24.7. Expensive because is around wall street, where the world trade center was located, all the transportations are nearby, local stores, and attractions. Noisy because there is way to much constructions going on in about every block.

    Academic Rigor

    In my opinion some professors teaches very well, meaning that they constantly repeat the material and take time to go over the lecture thoroughly so every student can understand. Theres other professors that will tell you read the materials at home and come back with questions, or some will go through the lecture in a rush.

    In three sentences

    There are many attractions and local stores are the campus that are useful for every types of students there's, barnes and nobles, whole foods, century 21, taste D lite, chipotle, and other shopping stores and groceries. Also every transportation is there 1,2,3,4,5,6,A,C,E, ETC.

  • 10/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security guards everywhere.

    Greek Life

    I really don't care for.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have economics and business clubs. They also have sororities and fraternities as well, but they don't really bring a buzz.

    Great for these types of students

    If your a parent, new to the country and or employed full time or part time. They offer evening classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If I have a lot of time before I go to school, I usually go to the library or computer resource room to catch up on class work and discussions.

    Bang for the buck

    Financial Aid with TAP should cover all the tuition fees and costs to attend the school, as long as you qualify.

    What to do for fun

    They are affiliated with Tribeca Film Company. They always have amazing plays going on through out the year.

    Food and Dining

    They have a decent area for dining, but the food is pretty expensive. Not top quality whatsoever.

    Dorm Life

    This is not an on campus living facility.

    Academic Rigor

    BMCC understands that people have lives outside of college. The work that most professors hand out is not that difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for crowded hallways if your running late for class. They also offer weekend courses.

    In three sentences

    Its an excellent experience to be able to go to school which is surrounded by the beautiful Hudson River. BMCC has excellent programs for qualified candidates to be able to complete college in a timely manner.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    people from different countries

    What to do for fun

    subscribe in clubs

    Tips for prospective students

    be on time in class study hard be responsible

    In three sentences

    Cuny borough of Manhattan community college is a great college where i can find what i need right away . they offer great careers and give the opportunity to review what you need to complete for your education.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Its extremely affordable which is good

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places around campus to go out and eat.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here

    In three sentences

    Its in a great place with an amazing view of the Hudson River. Its a pretty large campus, I got lost the first time I went in there. The staff in the school are very helpful.

  • 10/26/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    9 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Undecided majors

    Will enjoy being here

    Many kind and fun students to interact with

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is full of security. Everywhere you turn there is a security officer present and some of them are very nice.

    Greek Life

    There are a few sororities and fraternities but be careful when joining one because if you plan on transferring colleges you will not be able to join another sorority or fraternity at your present school.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of collegiate activities to go around.

    Great for these types of students

    There is a huge library located in the building as well as a lab area where there is free printing.

    Bang for the buck

    You cannot go wrong with any community college. It is cheap for a reason.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs to join as well as many places surrounding the college to kill time and have some fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is expensive but it is okay. Burgers, Hot Dogs, Cold Sandwiches, and Salads are sold and there re plenty of vending machines in the cafe which is huge.

    Dorm Life

    There are NO dorms at BMCC.

    Academic Rigor

    The work load and rigor varies amongst the levels and the professors. If you work hard and study you will get As and Bs. Do not slack off because you have an easy professor because your professor after that may not be so easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    -ONLY attend this CC if it is your LAST option because in my opinion attending a 4-year university would be much better than a 2-year college in the long run. -The food is okay and it is quite expensive so bringing your own snacks with you would be a good idea. -The area around the school is BEAUTIFUL but in the winters it gets very cold because the Hudson river 2 blocks away so dress in layers. -Join an extra-curricular activity to pass your time. -Be very social and join clubs.

    In three sentences

    CUNY BMCC is a very diverse community college. It consists of teenagers who grades were not high enough to get in to a 4-year college or who were not able to afford a 4-year college and adults who want to go back to school and get a degree. The staff are helpful and some students are nice. BMCC is what you make it.

  • 01/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    i recommend bmcc for anyone looking forward to study. there are great scholarship opportunities, a lot of tutors at anytime, even online. also there are a lot of majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    diversity, there are more than 100 nations and culture represented at bmcc. bmcc is the most diverse college in the whole u.s.

    Bang for the buck

    cheap tuition

    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of programs and activities available at the college.

    Tips for prospective students

    go visite, or go on the webpage at www.bmcc.cuny.edu.

    In three sentences

    bmcc is a good college. it has very good programs . the staff and teachers are helpful and wonderful

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    zumba class, gym.

    Food and Dining

    excellent. there are a big variety of food at campus.

    Academic Rigor

    excellent

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    you will feel safe with the amount of security available on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are always events happening on campus and there is something for everyone. no one is discriminated against and you will sure to have fun.

    Great for these types of students

    student who love to be in the city and enjoy the city's atmosphere this school is great for you. the tuition is reasonable and affordable, as well as great on your pockets. there is financial aid available if you qualify and thousands of scholarships too.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i like the prayer room they have available and the mini balcony in the middle of the school for quietness and the pool fo an early morning swim.

    Bang for the buck

    many reasonable and affordable shopping,dining and hangout places close by such as lot for less,chipole, starbucks, and sophies

    What to do for fun

    i go to the pier and hang out. soho is near by for shopping and many other places close by. 42st is too far either for bowling, broadway or a great night on the town.

    Food and Dining

    the food is ok. many fast food resturants close by as well as mini resturants. starbucks is close by for coffee lovers and other small coffee shops too.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms available for this college.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are challenging and help is available for you if you are undecided about you classes. there are people available to help you make your transition into college. the professors are helpful and there is always office hours and tutoring available as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    always register for you classes early. always be prepared. do not be afraid to ask for help or assistance if you need it because it is always available for you. it is a great enviroment in the heart of the city.

    In three sentences

    want a school with flexability, manageable tutition and reasonable teachers then bmcc is the place to be. the classes are easy to handle and there are always events around campus. there are friendly and social people everywhere and there are allways help when ever you need it

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    We have no Dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of tutoring and student activities.

    In three sentences

    I think the college is very good, really good professors and they help students. They have a lot of things available for students and a lot of student services.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    15 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    BMCC is the way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Although the School is outstanding in all other areas, security is somewhat mediocre and can be improved as time goes on.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs at BMCC range from Math clubs to fashion clubs. There must be a club that fits your persona and matches the type or person one may be.

    Great for these types of students

    The Institution is open to all types of person's, no matter what background or ethnicity one may be.

    Bang for the buck

    The institution is top notch in regards to cost. Even though the tuition may be miniscule, one has an opportunity to obtain a superb and well gratifying learning experience, not to mention the experience of a diverse community of incredible people.

    What to do for fun

    The school offers a variety of activities that cater to everyone of different descent and background. for instance, Caribbean shows and music, Arts festivals, classical music concerts, fashion shows and many more invigorating activities.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is that of a high caliber. From freshly cooked meals to a large open cafeteria hall in order to eat, which is always maintained and kept incredibly clean and flawless.

    Academic Rigor

    The Courses offered at BMCC are somewhat rigorous, especially the natural sciences. For it requires a significant amount of time as well as full participation in the classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bmcc is an outstanding school and should not be taken for granted even though it is a community college, it offers an extensive and challenging set of courses that are fully on par with other classes offered at four year institutions.

    In three sentences

    Bmcc is a great school that prepares one for the rigorous and challenging work load that lies ahead in four year colleges. In addition, the institution possesses incredible teacher's who are outstanding at what they do as well as are very willing to aid you in your problems.

  • 04/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any student who would like a great start on their learning path should attend BMCC.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs, gym, pool and just socialize

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips I have for prospective students would be to start school with an end goal in mind and never loose sight of it. Focus on time-management as it is essential while being a full-time student especially if one may have a job or other time-consuming activities in their life. Always remember if you work hard you should play hard, I say that because there are high depression rates amongst college students so remember to squeeze a bit of social time (of course only when all duties are complete). This last bit of advice goes hand in hand with the tips provided above as I also believe it is very important to prioritize accordingly as you will notice your college experience being that much easier.

    In three sentences

    CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College is a great school. Prior to attending the school I had preconceived notions that were not good; however, while attending BMCC, the school exceeded my expectations. BMCC offers many programs and workshops that are in the student’s best interest including: financial advisement, job readiness, tutoring, social groups ECT.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They check everyone to make sure they have proper CUNY ID. Guards on every floor or entrance/exit. Not bad.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs you can join!

    Bang for the buck

    A lot of people complain but I'm grateful BMCC even exists. So far my professors have been good and at a level of thinking you would expect a professor to be. I think it's worth it to come here, even if its just as a stepping stone.

    What to do for fun

    Check out the Theatre department :) Oh, and there's a pool in the school! I'm still discovering what else there is to do though...

    Food and Dining

    Haven't eaten from their cafeteria but there are loads of places around the school's area where you can eat!

    Dorm Life

    No such thing.

    Academic Rigor

    So far so good. The teachers really want to help and they challenge their students to do as best as they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Honestly, just do your work! You will be respected by your teachers and your peers, and you will better yourself as well. Don't slack off because if you do, you'll be spending more than 2-3 years here, which should not be the case!

    In three sentences

    My professors are intelligent. They push their students to do more than the minimum. BMCC is a great start for anyone wishing to pursue higher education.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's plenty of clubs to join. If not, grab a couple of friends and hang within the area.

    Food and Dining

    If you don't like the food in the cafeteria, there's PLENTY of food in the area.

    Dorm Life

    I wish there was.

    Academic Rigor

    There's study groups and individual tutors to help at all times. The library is great for use.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your game. Always do your work. And just have fun.

    In three sentences

    At first, I was a bit down for deciding to attend this school because my dream school was John Jay. But after a year here, I realized that whenever you need a helping hand, there's ALWAYS someone there. The teachers actually care for students and want them to excel in the future.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    fast food cuisine, is sold at the school

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorm life

    Tips for prospective students

    you should get to know the location of the differnt buildings.

    In three sentences

    It is a very big.friendly.and diverse school.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the school has security guards almost everywhere. It is a safe school

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many clubs to choose from. I haven't joined a club because of my schedule, but there are many options in clubs and sports in the school.

    Great for these types of students

    BMCC is a great school for those who did not do so well in high school and now are not able to get into a four year school. The school helps get your grades up and prepare you for a four year school. This school is also great for those who have a busy schedule. People who have to work, like me, can benefit from there night classes that run late and their online classes.

    Bang for the buck

    If you ever have any breaks in between classes you can always walk around the location of the school. There is lots to do. BMCC is located near the trains and on train times square in located 10 minutes away from the school.

    Food and Dining

    BMCC has a cafeteria with many options to eat. from pizza to Spanish food to a salad bar. Because it is located in Tribeca in Manhattan there are many places to eat surrounding the school.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms at BMCC because it is a community college

    Academic Rigor

    Great professors for the most part. They also have a helpful staff.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like every other school, as long as you do your work you will be okay.

    In three sentences

    BMCC is a good community college. I was able to attend here and learn a lot. Many of the professors I had were very helpful. They took time out to work with the students and for the most part help them enough to get good grades in the classes. This school is located in New York City which makes it convenient to get to because of the trains and buses that get you there. It is also a very good school for those who work. I took up night classes because of work. And to my surprise many others take them also. BMCC is a good community college

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join the many extracurriculars

    Food and Dining

    the food is expensive around the area and the school itself doesn't provide great food.

    Tips for prospective students

    if this is your option make this a start but go on to something better don't get stuck here it's really not a great college experience.

    In three sentences

    For it to be a CUNY college it has great professors that show that they are here for the students and that they do care, as for the environment it feels like high school.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is ALOT of security guards.

    Clubs and Activities

    i have not join any, but i heard great things about them! Students get free trips(depending on the club) and get to do great activities. THERE A SEVERAL clubs that will fit your personality.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to start over, plan on transferring, don't plan on spending much on education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Thees are few bathrooms that have automatic flushing. It's kind of annoying because sometimes i am not finish doing what I'm doing and i have to deal with water splashing in certain places YUCK.

    Bang for the buck

    I love that there is a swimming pool in the school which offers lessons. There are always people around to help you find a class that you are looking for!

    What to do for fun

    Join a club, use the computer during your free time, go to the gym, go swimming.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria store has several options! But they are a bit over priced!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    i adapted in less than two days, finding your way around the school is easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour when you're free to be sure that this is the right location/environment for you.

    In three sentences

    The campus is amazing! I love that there are a lot of security guards and its located on chambers street, where there are many stores and restaurants to go to during your break!

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe and there is security at every door nigh and day to insure the safety of the students. The neighborhood outside the school, TriBeCa, is even safer.

    Greek Life

    This doesn't apply to BMCC:)

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a great scholarship offered by the school, your one requirement is to take part in school activities and clubs. I would suggest any club that opens more doors for you in the field your pursuing, but any way to get involved is great!

    Great for these types of students

    I would say this school is great for someone who lives close by, or wants the best education while preparing to go to a four year institution.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are queit computer labs and super clean bathroom facilities on the basement level, I reccommend going there for either.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel as if this school is worth every penny. Always apply for financial aid, but even if you don't qualify the prices are very fair.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and become involved with the school. There are many incentives and it's a great way to network.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not bad, but there are greater options steps from the school. The cafeteria is large, but always on the crowded side with loud people.

    Dorm Life

    This school doesn't have a dorm:)

    Academic Rigor

    I would say, results may vary with every professor. I've had some very lenient teachers and also very thorough teachers. Study hard and make every effort to get the grade you want and deserve. I was admitted into NYU for the fall 2012, though I worked very hard I had some really great professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to meet deadlines as after the dates it's hard to get in due to the overflow of new students.

    In three sentences

    Everyone is super friendly and there to help. The school is fairly large and on the newer side. The location is great for breaks in between classes.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    They have a pool and gym.

    Food and Dining

    The food is actually okay. Not the best but it's descent food.

    Dorm Life

    I been living with my parents. I don't think that this college has dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classrooms are not too small nor too big.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to use time management wisely. Remember to also pay attention to the letters of the classroom number when registering for classes.

    In three sentences

    It's actually a great college with a lot of resources such as tutoring or finding employment. Their programs are very helpful and the classes are great. The professors are also really nice and very understanding.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is always safe. There dozens of security guards all over the place. there are several security guards in the cafeteria, in the library, in the gym, in the main entrance of the college, and in almost every floor you see two security guards.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for almost every intended major. For example I am part of the Accounting club because that is my major. Other clubs are BMCC Accounting Club, BMCC Chess Club, BMCC Dance Club, BMCC Rowing Club, Badminton Club, Business Enterprise Club, Caribbean Students Association, Catholic Campus Ministry, Cheerleading Club, Dominican Students Association, Fashion Club, Foot ball Club, French Speaking Club, Future Alumni Club, Health & Wellness Club, Hip Not Magazine, Human Services Club, International Relations Club, Latino Honor Society, Life Drawing Club, Math Club, Music Club, Muslim Students Association, N.Y. Tribeca Campus Lions Club, Non-Traditional Career Society, Nursing Club, Organization for Students Veterans, Respiratory Therapy Club, Sculpture Club, Soccer Club,The Health & Wellness Club, The Running Club, Travel & Tourism Club, UNICEF Campus Initiative Club, Yoga, Empowerment and Service Club, and many more.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are about 25,000 students that attend BMCC every day, with that in mind you can guess that there is no enough room to hold all of them. Therefore the college has several locations to hold classes. One of the locations is two blocks away from the main campus in murray street, there is another location in in-wood (Washington Heights), there are also trailers where classes are given outside the school right in front of the Hudson River. You have the opportunity to select each one of these locations when you are registering for classes online.

    What to do for fun

    The college offers Samba classes, Yoga classes, and once in a while they offer cheap tickets for comedy shows from ABC.

    Food and Dining

    There is a very nice cafeteria in the second floor where you can find anything that pleases you; such as Hispanic food, American food, ice cream, beverages, cookies and many more things.

    Dorm Life

    Borough of Manhattan Community College does not have a campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The college have excellent professors who care a lot about their students. They are always there for you when you need a hand.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend you to stay focus on what your goals are and to do not let anything bring you down. Study every chapter before you go over it in class because that is one advantage that will allow you to understand everything when the professor explains it in class. Finally my last tip is that you should review yours notes every weekend so that when you have the class exam you just have to refresh your memory and everything pops out.

    In three sentences

    I think this is a good college for those students like me that have to work full time and study at the same time. This college offers a very good class schedule from 7 am to 11 pm. On top of that it offers free tutoring to those students who need it and the professors are always available when needed.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They're very nice and helped me find a scarf I lost.

    Greek Life

    What Greek life?

    Clubs and Activities

    Not much.

    Great for these types of students

    Lazy, barely high school grads ha.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap school is cheap.

    What to do for fun

    Not much. I mean, there's the library, Life Drawing club on Wednesdays and Saturdays I believe, and the big ol' bleachers on the 4th floor where everyone does their thing, but that's about it.

    Food and Dining

    Food's pretty good. I recommend the chicken sandwich.

    Dorm Life

    Ha, what dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are nice and some of them are actually helpful. But some of the classes seem a bit meaningless.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like I said, it's perfect if you're not ready to go to college just yet, it feels just like high school, only... bigger? More open? The teachers make you buy unnecessary textbooks. The people here are pretty cool though.

    In three sentences

    It's pretty much High School 2.0. A pretty easy school with easy classes. It's also pretty big.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    28 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    better have your id because you will have to go through a huge process to make sure your a student

    Greek Life

    phi theta kappa for good gpa

    Clubs and Activities

    there are over 60 clubs you will find something you like for sure. business, accounting,music ,chorus ,criminal justice ,human resource travel, chess, soccer,swimming, list goes on and on

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we take notice to a lot of issues around the community and have fun whenever possible our carifest celebrating the carribbean student. walk with me bringing awareness to domestic violence and child abuse. women history month black history month. we also sometime give free tickets to movies and broadway shows.

    What to do for fun

    i was president of the business club and we went paint balling. Also apart of sga and we would take trips upstate for leadership retreats. we have a pool and a gym all free and theres yoga and zumba for the ladies that get bored of the machines.

    Food and Dining

    food is pretty good a lot better then high school food thats for sure. if not you have a lot of places to eat in the area that are all reasonable prices.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    know your strong subjects and go for them first take on your harder classes one at a time and dont overload yourself with classes. its better to take that extra semester and do good then to pile on the work and end up just doing average. Dont be afraid to ask questions a lot of the time you classmates are wondering the same thing but feel just as scared to ask as you do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with the school. ie. clubs, sga. Don't slack on your work this is not high school there is no second chance. also use ratemyproffesor.com its a good way to guarantee yourself a good semester. Use the free tutoring from the very begining it will save you a lot of stress and worry when it comes to midterms and finals especially since you are paying for it anyways.

    In three sentences

    its a good place to start if you are unsure of what you want to do with your life. You have many opportunities to volunteer and build you co-curricular transcript. You leave with a good sense of the career path you want to continue down.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    29 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    i want to experience and do new thing that i could participate in.

    Food and Dining

    Dining area is large for anybody to relax ,enjoy, and eat their lunch.

    Academic Rigor

    i hope this college can provide me with challenging work or opportunities , so i can learn from them.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very large. It's diverse and has a lot of helpful people around to assist you in the school. I look forward to this school.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe there.

    Clubs and Activities

    Ugh so many. I'll just list my top 3 1) Chess Club 2)Dance Club 3)Respiratory Therapy Club (awesome)

    Great for these types of students

    Great for anyone who is just starting out.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Its located by where the World Trade Centers used to be.

    Bang for the buck

    The staff can have an attitude, just a warning.

    What to do for fun

    The clubs, parties and sports.

    Food and Dining

    I prefer to go out and eat. The prices are kind of crazy, though.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Its a decent challenge for people just starting out. BMCC's key strength is it provides that first stepping stone towards your future.

    Tips for prospective students

    The students are ok. Most of them are flighty and evasive at first. When you get to know them they are fine.

    In three sentences

    Honestly, BMCC is a great school for getting started in the world. With the educational tools and that raw real world experience it shapes you into a well rounded person. I recommend BMCC for the beginners of the real world.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The money spent on this school is money well spent.

    What to do for fun

    You can join any club! You are even allowed to make a club, check it out!

    Food and Dining

    Food is great, a lot of varieties.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply!! It will be the best thing you have ever decided.

    In three sentences

    BMCC provides a great environment, and I feel safe here. They are always willing to help you with what ever you need.

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For fun you may be able to enjoy as many sport you want. They have a gym for those athletic student also they have a swimming classes for those who would like to learn how to swim.

    Food and Dining

    They have a big cafeteria where they got table, a section to use the computer and little store to buy food. Also the are where Bmcc is located is surround it by many as place where you can go and eat whatever you want (dunky donut ,subway,M.D,chipotle,Starbucks and ect.).

    Dorm Life

    Since bmcc is not a suny thy don't have dorm, but you are able to meet different people from all around the world and be able to learn from different culture.

    Academic Rigor

    Bmcc has a a big percent of student who graduated every year Thanks to the support from those leader and professor. Bmcc provide a variety of program and I think this is why many of the student are able to graduate on time. The college system is very good and give every student the opportunity to become someone in life and develop an identie.

    Tips for prospective students

    For all this student that want to archive their goal I recommend to go bmcc. It doesn't matter where you start if not where are you going. Study hard, put a lot effort to what you do and eventually you will become a profession if you don't give up .

    In three sentences

    BMCC, is a great college that provide you with as many opportunity. You can start there and go anywhere. They support every student and help them achieve a better future.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    People sleeping on the 4th floor on humungo steps

    What to do for fun

    Theres many room for socializing with friends. The 3rd floor provides a beautiful view of the ocean and boats. The 4th floor has big steps and a big TV to you can take a nice nap before class starts again.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria provides good food, many choices!

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the floors. The 4th and 5th floors are the bridges to get to the other side of the school. (Its the main entrance exit path)

    In three sentences

    This school is very organized. The BMCC staff is very helpful with each and every student's questions and concerns. This school is a great for students who want to start somewhere!

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The school has a fitness center, pool, and multiple sports teams. And if none of that appeals to you, you're in the heart of manhattan and near any train you can think of. I'm sure you can find some fun.

    Food and Dining

    Even the food is diverse. They have a Nathan's right in the cafeteria.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are the same at any institute, but here the teachers are dedicated to making sure each student is on track and completely understands each lesson and is prepared to pass the course.

    Tips for prospective students

    With any school, you should always try to get everything situated as far as financial aid, registration etc. in a timely fashion and as soon as possible.

    In three sentences

    Cuny manhattan is a great school with a great atmosphere. Everyone on their staff is very helpful and all want to help you to the best of their abilities. I would recommend this school to all of my friends.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    great cafeteria

    Academic Rigor

    All classes are doable as long as you study

    Tips for prospective students

    Read the chapter before class and take good notes. Always plan ahead.

    In three sentences

    BMCC is a great school, located in Tribeca. It offers many classes available during the day, evening and weekends. The professors are very helpful.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety has vastly improved in the last year or so. IDs are required upon entering and in the main building you'll roll by these new machines (they're still being worked on however).

    Bang for the buck

    Good campus and prices are cheaper than any Monroe or Stanford Brown. They have a scholarship office for students who are interested. Overall nice location and I would put 5 stars for this but the rooms can sometimes be a little snug. I think they are improving on that. Since last semester some rooms have been moved or enlarged. BMCC is improving.

    What to do for fun

    I love to visit the pier that's nearly a block away from the school. It's nice to sit down for a bit and watch the skyline and relax. For others I'd recommend clubs and sports. The school has a gym, pool, swimming team, and basketball team. If you're not into sports work on your problem solving skills with the chess team.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright. I say that because it can be expensive. Salads, sandwiches, and cooked foods are usually available. Nice place for a snack but can be costly.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms here, unless you count those outside units that the school sometimes uses for classes. (Don't take classes there I hear it's cold in the winter) If you go to the school or visit you'll know what I'm talking about.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are down to earth. Most are very understanding and are willing to put in extra time with you after class so that you can understand a concept. They can also direct you to tutoring centers. There are also sections in the library where people are more than willing to help if you need it. When classes get tough there are always resources to help you push through and get that A you deserve.

    Tips for prospective students

    My best tip would be to know your major and which prerequisites are needed for your intended major. Have a plan and stick to it or else you can easily end up spending over 2 years in the school (and this goes for any two year college or program). And don't give up! Sometimes things get tough but stick to it and you can achieve anything.

    In three sentences

    I just wanted to take the time to tell everyone how much I love BMCC. For a huge community college it is incredible. I've never had trouble applying for classes or getting tutoring or any general information. It is organized for a large school, plus it's in downtown Manhattan surrounded by lots of restaurants, stores, and a beautiful pier students can visit during breaks.

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Relatively safe. The campus is in a wealthy, snooty area of Manhattan.

    Greek Life

    None what so ever...

    Clubs and Activities

    There are not that many clubs and creating a new club requires a ridiculous amount of running around (in circles even). Many offices are oblivious to the actions and purpose of other related offices. There is a lot of misinformation.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are new to College life and College responsibilities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Chinatown is very close to the school. As well as Wall street. These are the only notable locations nearby save for the incomplete Ground Zero area.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for I suppose...Many offices are oblivious to the actions and purpose of other related offices. There is a lot of misinformation.

    What to do for fun

    I only go to the school gym which is lack luster in itself. There is not much to do in this College.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just come to this school, study and focus. A lot of the other students as well as some of the office workers here are surprisingly casual and unprofessional. Some are, not all. Many offices are oblivious to the actions and purpose of other related offices. There is a lot of misinformation.

    In three sentences

    The campus is really nice. The professors are a mix of good and not so good. The students here are in truth-very ghetto in general.

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The huge steps on the fourth floor where everybody hangs out.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything is what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the computer labs or workout in the gym.

    Food and Dining

    The meals are good. Your average person would enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    If you stick to your work and ace every quiz professors are not harsh.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the clubs and programs to your every advantage.

    In three sentences

    This is an overall average college. Helpful staff safe and learning friendly environment. Convenient facilities for student, staff and visitor use.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who like quiet places to study and smaller classroom size.

    Bang for the buck

    Affordable and worthy

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs like the rowing club!

    Food and Dining

    I bring my own food and heat it in the microwave in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty good. The professors are well qualified.

    Tips for prospective students

    Early registration is crucial so that the classes you want don't get filled. Try finishing homework in school because the resources are plentiful. Join a club that concerns your major to learn more on it outside the classroom.

    In three sentences

    The campus is gorgeous, including the terrace, smaller terrace outside the cafeteria, and the cafeteria. This is my first semester here and all four of my professors are knowledgeable and absolutely wonderful. There are various clubs and I'm in two of them.

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    40 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    i play basketball

    Food and Dining

    havent taste the food

    Dorm Life

    there no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    socialogy

    Tips for prospective students

    stay in school

    In three sentences

    bmcc is very quiet .the learning environment is very strong and i can walk there

  • 12/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe. Security guards are always on campus Have never heard of any safety incidents.

    Clubs and Activities

    dance clubs sports swimming fashion shows lating groups etc

    Great for these types of students

    For New York resident students who want to go to school in their city. and for those who want to go to an affordable college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is located in the heart of chelsea NYC. There are many restaurants, book stores, retail store, and much more.

    Bang for the buck

    It is an affordable Cuny college that will be the stepping stone to any career.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs, sports, and extra curriculum activities available for all students.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent and inexpensive.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are easy A's. However, you do still have to work hard to keep your GPA in good standing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use your resources like the math lab, writing center, library, etc. There is help everywhere, you just have to look for them. Get advised early for classes, it really makes a difference in the options of classes you have. And don't delay taking required or remedial courses, they will catch up with you, and it will be harder when you are trying to graduate.

    In three sentences

    Bmcc is a good college to start a career in any field. There are many types of classes available taught by great professors. Early registration is key for best options. Classes fill up quickly.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There is food locations everywhere you turn around BMCC. McDonald's directly across the street and Subway right up the block. If those spots dont catch your interest a few pizza places are around the are and convenient stores.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately BMCC doesn't offer dorm locations but that doesn't stop the heart of where its located. Right in TRIBECA you never miss a beat of the city life.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor in BMCC is done very well. All my professors I've had thus far really care about the students and really make sure you understand the material. On the off chance you dont understand they are willing to take the time out to help. Granted if you dont put in the work not much can be done to help. You have to show your trying or willing to learn to make anything happen.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join school clubs

    In three sentences

    This college is great and this college will help you to become successful in life. It's says Start here and then Go anywhere that's mean you can have better future and you can transfer any college you want...

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel pretty safe there.

    Clubs and Activities

    We almost don't hear about clubs and activities often.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for student that work.

    Bang for the buck

    The tutoring are really good. It is even offered on weekends.

    What to do for fun

    Not much. It is the kind of school that you go home after class. There is no student-life on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is very poor. Luckily there is a whole foods around the corner.

    Dorm Life

    no dorm available

    Academic Rigor

    It's depend of the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention to classes that are transferable because some are not.

    In three sentences

    Great tutoring available. Professor are very qualify. Same classes are offered in different times.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hang out nearby the school. It's a beautiful location.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get good grades, meet as many friends as possible, get tutored, and apply to many scholarships. The school can help you go further.

    In three sentences

    I will give my school a B because the school makes it its priority to serve the students enrolled at the school. Also, the professors and faculty are great with students. They're really commited into using their time to making a difference for the student.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security guards everywhere you turn especially at the main entrance of the building.

    Clubs and Activities

    The yoga club, student government, Caribbean association and so much more.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is very diverse especially when it comes to those of the different Americas or if you're of West Indian descent.

    What to do for fun

    You can participate in the clubs especially the swimming and yoga clubs.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has a great selection of food, and it's very reliable because if you're late for class you can quickly pick something up.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know much about the dorm life because I don't stay on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The teaching procedures of the professors allows students to learn at a fast pace and comprehending the information at the same time.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a college that is cheap and affordable then this is definitely the place to apply. The courses offered here are very similar to that of other schools, therefore the credits are transferable.

    In three sentences

    I would give this college a five star rating mainly because it is very affordable, and the professors are the best. I'm currently a freshmen at this college, and so far my experience has been great. The environment is very relaxing and the area is which it is situated is perfect for college students like myself.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safety. It is located in TriBeca one of the richest neighborhoods in NYC. So they ensure safety.

    Greek Life

    There are a couple of sororities and paternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Because it is a community college, there isn't a variety of clubs and sports, however, they try to make sure everyones interest is accommadated. You can always go to the student council and request to start your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for ALL kinds of students. The campus is very diverse.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wednesdays are club hours. Sometimes there is free food and music right on campus. There is a little lounge area in the main building that is on the outside of the campus. Pretty cool. Fiterman Hall has very comfortable rest areas.

    Bang for the buck

    BMCC is a college where you have to have your priorities set. It is very easy to fall behind and get set back another year. Make good friends, keep in contact with your advisor and always communicate with your professor to ensure you are on the right path.

    What to do for fun

    You can work out by taking a zumba or yoga course. You can play recreational volleyball, badminton, basketball or do aqua zumba.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great. There is a different variety of salads, spanish food, hot foods, beef pattys, bagels, breakfast foods, pizza and more.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms at this campus. Sorry.

    Academic Rigor

    Great teachers... Just do a background check on them at www.ratemyprofessors.com

    Tips for prospective students

    Join the ASAP Program which is a program that helps you graduate ON TIME as well as helps you pay for the financial aspects of college. Join a club or a sport as well! Keep in contact with professors so that you can get reccommendations when the time comes.

    In three sentences

    BMCC is a diverse campus with extraordinary professors who are willing to help you succeed. They are also willing to break down information to you, but also challenge you so that you will be prepared for the next step.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security is definitely updated and more secure than it has been in years

    What to do for fun

    There are many bars there if you are over the age of 21 to go to after a long day of school and relax and just mingle with friends. The school is located about 15 minutes away from SOHO so after classes you can walk there and look around and see what stores there are.

    Food and Dining

    It's better to bring your own food with you as they have microwaves there to heat up your food

    Dorm Life

    Better to commute than live in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    There are some professors that if they really care about you will push you to excel. Some classes are very competitive especially the science and math and English classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't play around when it comes to your studies just because it is a community college. There are different cultures and different backgrounds that can help you. There are different clubs you can join and there are opportunites available so take advantage.

    In three sentences

    There are few professors here that truly care for you and are willing to help. Its' better to come to school, go to your classes and leave..socializing can be very distracting at times. There are many scholarships you can apply for, all you have to do is ask.

  • 02/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety here is first since the college is located in the financial district there is security and law enforcement officials patrolling the area 24/7.

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking, dedicated, and ambitious.

    Bang for the buck

    This is the best part of this school it's price cannot get any better , I pay about $1900 and I am taking 14 credits which makes me a full-time student at the moment. Most folks start off by paying $20000 and up for each semester and are inundated by debt once they graduate, here that is not case , you will be debt free by the time you get your degree.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things and activities in which you can participate in and out of the school.For example clubs host meetings in the school every week,and the college itself host's workshops of all kinds. My favorite activity that I like to do for fun takes place outside of school. I love to walk the financial district and learn about the history that surrounds it for example three blocks away from the main building of the college stands the freedom tower, and a couple of blocks away sits Wall Street. It's simply fascinating to even look outside.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafeteria food is nothing out of the ordinary and is somewhat expensive, however food around the college is really good. You have several popular healthy places to choose from including Whole foods market, Chipotle, and several multicultural restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I really can't say anything about the dorm life in the school due to the simple fact that I have never lived in a dorm nor do I know anyone who has lived in a dorm on the school.

    Academic Rigor

    As I have said if you stay focused and disciplined you will not have a problem with the courses that you will be assigned to. There are professors that may seem a bit hard, and stubborn, but it doesn't necessarily mean that will you not make it, you just have to listen, read the material , and try to get feedback from them every class you attend.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to succeed in this school, it's really simple first you have to have discipline in order to keep your grades in good shape, and second of all you have to set goals throughout the school year to guide you, and lastly you have to network with students and staff that way you will feel comfortable and always have someone to help you out.

    In three sentences

    The Borough of Manhattan Community College is a great start for many upcoming students who wish to thrive and succeed in life. The college is located at the heart of the financial district in Lower Manhattan, in which everyday you are there you are surrounded by history and culture. The faculty and students here are hard working and always help you to meet your goals.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    read books

    In three sentences

    its good college for everything.

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    51 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there really isnt anything to do just cause the school doesnt have dorms. its basically come to school and go home.

    Food and Dining

    does not apply

    Dorm Life

    does not apply.

    Academic Rigor

    the teaching is pretty well set. they know what they are talking about and they also want the best for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    come into the school ready to work. Don't think you will have it easy just cause its a community college. also try to join as many groups as you can. get involved.

    In three sentences

    the staff and teachers are very well organized. The school has a nice environment and is located near a landmark. overall i give the school a 8/10.

  • 03/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I like to relax on campus study, network with fellow class mates and practice subjects in the tutoring labs.

    Food and Dining

    Great dining area and cooks

    Dorm Life

    No Dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Average

    Tips for prospective students

    Study Hard, Dedicated Yourself, Network

    In three sentences

    This college has many major available. The students attending this private school will definitely make the right choice if you like culture diversity. Another great thing is the school is very technology oriented.

  • 04/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    53 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are lots or restaurants around campus. The restaurants are from all walks of life. Every thing from McDonald's and Subway to Indian, Chinese and even Jamaican. Great Diners too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get advised early. Join clubs. Make lots or friends!

    In three sentences

    Borough of Manhattan community college is a great college. The professors are relatable and professional. The campuses are student-friendly. The classes available are very broad and allow for personal and academic advancement.

  • 04/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    54 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    non existent

    Great for these types of students

    commuters

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and participate in events

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a very big community and the classes fill up quickly make sure to register on time.

    In three sentences

    Is a very diverse community college in the heart of New York City . That offers many clubs and activities to be involved in while attending. It is a school with an advance career program which allows students to gain internships and jobs.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    55 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Ghetto kids or kids who just want to come work an leave

    What to do for fun

    Go around the city

    Food and Dining

    Good lunch but you have many places near to eat too

    Dorm Life

    Few dorms near campus

    Academic Rigor

    Each teacher is different

    In three sentences

    I don't like this school because of the transit and location. It's a regular school but they have good programs for nursing. It's in New York and that's a fun state to be in...

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    56 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    join a club, workout or go for a swim

    Dorm Life

    no idea how this is

    Tips for prospective students

    Read everything about your major first, dont push it off to the last minute. you may be surprised.

    In three sentences

    I'm very happy here, no complaints at all. The school has everything and a lot of people to help you with any concerns.

  • 05/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    57 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is great for all kinds of students because it is so diverse and you can get to make friends from many different countries and learn interesting things from them

    Bang for the buck

    There is a cafe in the campus as well if you don't like going outside.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things you can do for fun at BMCC. If you like to read then you can go to the library and spend your time there.There are many open computer labs, if you want to surf the Internet. There is also a swimming pool located inside the campus. if you like to swim and is accessible at any time. There are also basketball courts located outside and if you like to play basketball then you can at any time. If these does not interest you then there are many stores you can go to that are near the college. For example there is GameStop, Barnes and Noble, Radioshack and many more.

    Food and Dining

    The location where BMCC is at, is really good because it is surrounded with plethora of restaurants. If you like McDonald's then it is right at the corner. There are Pizza restaurants located near every campus. There are Halal food carts scattered in many spots. If you want to try something different then there are also Indian and Asian restaurants that may interest you. there are also juice and yogurt bars that are easy to get if you are on the go.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    The courses offered are interesting and to some even difficult. It depends on the student because if the student wants to learn and really is focused then the curriculum would not be hard for him. The courses i took really taught me some interesting things that i never knew before and i believe BMCC does make its courses challenging in order for the student to be motivated to learn more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Whoever that choose this college will not regret it. It has many courses to choose from and very convenient to get to. The teachers here are really helpful and if they see you struggling they will help you every step of the way. They want all their students to do good and learn something.

    In three sentences

    BMCC is really a good college. It offers many great programs that you can choose from. It also has many activities and student organizations that keeps the students motivated to be part of BMCC. It has other campuses nearby that are just as good as the main building and even one in the Bronx which really benefits the people that live in the Bronx and they do not have to travel as much.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe, lots of security.

    Clubs and Activities

    From rowing to chess, there's a student club for anything.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who did poorly in high school and want a second chance.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Any store you can think of, is literally just feet away.

    Bang for the buck

    Easily the most affordable college in New York.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, they are many of them.

    Food and Dining

    Good food at reasonable prices.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Just because it is a community college does not mean it's easy. The professors truly care about you and wan to see you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advise for prospective students is to take advantage of all the opportunities the school has to offer. If spend a little bit of time, you might just come across what you've been looking for.

    In three sentences

    CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College is an amazing start to what I plan my career to be in the long run. It has been a great platform to get my feet wet and make a decision on what I want to pursue academically. I am a proud student at BMCC, and I truly belief that you can start here, and go anywhere.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    59 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is pretty...I don;t know the word. There aren't metal detectors, but we have to swipe our cards in now, as opposed to the usual wave I was used to. And I never go from one class to another without spotting a security guard. So I feel safe.

    What to do for fun

    What is there not to do in the heart of Tribeca. We're right next to the Hudson River, so there's skateparks, dog parks, mini golf...Not too far off is a movie theater, Barnes and Nobles, and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    The food has really been good. They even up the ante and added sushi, so most people are satisfied. I know I am a happy camper.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life sadly at this community college.

    Academic Rigor

    I've had some bad professors, but the only thing that makes them bad on my terms is the grading system. Other than that, they are very knowledgeable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Befriend the students there because it'll help you get a better feel of how the system works.

    In three sentences

    A very diverse place of learning. Most professors are not that bad, and the good ones make it bearable to study there. If you ask for help, they will, but it might as well be straight to the point with little navigation.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want to study, have your classes ready ahead of time and be on top of your deadlines because no one is there to baby you.

    In three sentences

    BMCC is a great college but you have to be on top of your own things. You have to know what classes you have to take because advisement will mess you up sometimes and if you are there for a goal you will be okay. They are tough but for good reasons!

  • 08/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The campus as a beautiful view of the Freedom tower. There a little park in front or it and its a perfect place to just sit there and relax.

    Food and Dining

    Great places to eat and hang out with your friends.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Always try your best and don't be afraid to ask your teacher for help.

    In three sentences

    A school where you will be surrounded by students and teachers who inspire you to do your best and achieve the level of success you aim for.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    62 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is excellent, they have a great security staff which man every exit; plus they roam the hall just for added security. They are very knowledgeably on campus life so just ask them, they are here for us.

    What to do for fun

    Bmcc has a handful of extra curricular activities. Plenty of clubs to join and if you don't find one that you like, you can create your own. Student government, various sport teams, a fitness center and a pool, Plus much more. Visit the website for more info. http://www.bmcc.cuny.edu/j2ee/index.jsp

    Food and Dining

    The food at the cafe is great here. If your not into that, they have plenty of vending machines throughout the various campus buildings.

    Dorm Life

    I cant really say, I have not stayed in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    You get out what you put in. Personally I love a challenge. But C'est la Vie!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep focused and don't give up!

    In three sentences

    The professors here are awesome, they are really helpfully an motivate you in a humorous but professional way. The staff and faculty here prepare you to enter into your next phase in the journey of life! Get in, do the work, and move forward its the only the direction.

  • 09/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    63 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This college is located right next to the WTC Memorial. The safety level could not be any higher.

    Clubs and Activities

    BMCC offers a wide variety of clubs for all the races that attend the college. Latino club, African club, Asian Club, Jewish Club, and also clubs for the students with the highest GPAs. Phi Theta Kappa has a chapter at BMCC and many of the best students are part of it.

    Great for these types of students

    Is the best choice for international students starting a career in the U.S.

    Bang for the buck

    As an international student I consider this community college the best place to start a career in NYC for it is very affordable and the education quality is above the community colleges average.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is located very near to touristic places such as Battery Park, Brooklyn Bridge, City Hall, World Trade Center Memorial, so even as a student, you can spend some breaks doing tourist stuff to relax a little bit from all the stress that class can give you.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has a great variety of food and at a very affordable price. It is convenient and worth the money.

    Academic Rigor

    The first semesters tend to be very easy but as you get to more advanced classes it gets tougher. Nonetheless, professors tend to be very flexible with students most of the times because they know that almost everyone, besides going to college, has a job. Some professors just go to lecture without explaining anything. However, most of them go to teach the lessons and make sure that the students understand the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not complain about the professors that make you work more than usual; that extra work gives great results when applying for scholarships and more. Do not wait to the last minute to schedule your classes otherwise you will complain about your schedule. Take advantage of the wide variety of class hours that the college offers.

    In three sentences

    Flexible with class scheduling. Extremely close to all transportation. Affordable good college to start a career.

  • 09/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    64 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    It's in the city, so pretty much everything is fair game. Hopefully, you have friends here already because it can be difficult to make any, unless you become an active member in clubs.

    Food and Dining

    New York City has so many food choices to offer, take advantage! The food court in the school is okay for something quick but it isn't that cheap and the quality is lacking.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. Its a commuter school.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the classes you sign up for. If you have to do remedial, expect a high school level class. If you want high level courses pay attention to the numbers next to your course name, they usually indicate academic rigor, if they are high. Make sure you take classes you need! Research before enrolling in a class!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research. Schedule lots of time in the admissions office. It usually takes pretty long to get anything done. Make sure you're proactive in your studies and that college is something you really want. Know why you're here.

    In three sentences

    With the introduction of CUNY Pathways, BMCC is going to take you where you want to go. If that place is another CUNY school. It's a nice school with nice resources but its still keeping you in the city.

  • 10/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    65 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the bridge is awesome.

    What to do for fun

    you can go the courts and play basketball or tennis. you can also go to the back of the main building and sail a boat.

    Tips for prospective students

    try to do your best in what ever it is coming your way.

    In three sentences

    CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College is a well diversed college. this college offers a lot of opportunities to the students; sports, jobs, internships and leadership programs. BMCC is also a school that takes its time with helping each student that needs help in order to become their best.

  • 10/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    66 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They provide a safe and secure environment and are always doing their job right. Campus safety are very respectful and reliable individuals.

    Clubs and Activities

    These are some of many the clubs that are offered at BMCC: Acentos Latinos (M201) African Students Association (M1104) Anime Club (M1112) BMCC Accounting Club (M203) BMCC Chess Club (S605) BMCC Rowing Club (M1013) BMCC Writers Guild (M1105) Badminton Club (S635) Beyond the Limits (N470) Buddhist Meditation for All (M1201) Business Enterprise Club (M1114) Caribbean Students Association (N489) Catholic Campus Ministry (M1102) Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society (S624) Chinese Christian Fellowship (S720) Chinese Cultural Association (S723) Chinese Cultural Studies Society (N455) College Discovery Club (N680) Computer Technology Club (M1204) Criminal Justice Club (M1115)

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    What to do for fun

    BMCC has a variety of clubs and Athletic teams that students of all backgrounds would be able to participate and enjoy. If there happens to be a club that is not offered you would be able to start your own.

    Food and Dining

    The Dining Area in the chambers street Building offers many different foods. From sandwiches to pizza. The food is well prepared and always satisfying. In the Fitterman building you can pick up something hot to drink from the mini Starbucks menu, and the cafe also has a nice little selection of breakfast munchies.

    Dorm Life

    No on campus housing

    Academic Rigor

    The professors challenge you enough. pushing you to further your understanding of material given, but not over pushing to the point of wanting to drop the class. They help you understand the work and have you thinking on college level and above.

    Tips for prospective students

    Step into the New semester with a positive outlook on what's to come after you transfer. BMCC will prepare you academically on your road to a degree in what you love to do.

    In three sentences

    CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College is a great place to start your journey to success offering a variety of great majors. Faculty and staff are very supportive and wan t the best for you. The environment is very diverse and the class sizes are nice and small.

  • 11/01/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    67 of 83

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    From what people seem to be saying this Community College seems great! Can't wait too check it out.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    68 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus was safe. No problem at all. Security is everywhere. The school is located in a very wealthy part of manhattan so its as safe as it gets!

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs met on Wednesdays. They had alot of activities for students. I was very impressed. You would catch me at the music club producing/networking/and songwriting with artists. Definatley join the clubs in the school for great networking opportunties and also a way to make plenty of friends.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, Love the city life, Fast paced life, Music/Fashion/Entertainment. Students who know what they want out of New York City. When you come to the city know exactley what you want and what you came there for and you will be incredibly successful.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I used to go to SOHO every day which is a trendy fashion area on canal street. I was into music and fashion so I was always out there networking and trying to meet anybody who I could to advance my career.

    Bang for the buck

    PERFECT! This is the best thing about this school. Its very affordable!

    What to do for fun

    I came with no friends from out of state completley on my own. I am into music so I joined the music club and networked and made plenty of friends. Theres also soo much to do in New York that this is probably the best location in NYC for having fun because BMCC is right in the middle of manhattan.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good. Decently priced and convenienty located. Only problem for me was they didnt take debit cards so I had to pay cash so I preferred to just run to food spots in the area.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at this school.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the professor. Id have to say the academics were very strong and challenging. I learned alot at this school from the professors because I used ratemyprofessor.com to pick the right teachers. A few bad teachers here and there but in general things were good as long as I used ratemyprofessor to confirm the teachers history.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here take your classes. Use ratemyprofessor.com to check teachers because some are horrable. Dont graduate from BMCC unless you have a strong GPA. if your GPA is under 3.0 just transfer out elseware because it will be difficult to raise it depending on how many more classes you need to graduate. And just remember that the school completley deserts you after you graduate. Your on your own. They dont help you get a job, get into other schools, get internships. NOTHING. So make sure to go out and explore New York city and find your opportunities for yourself just using BMCC as a educational reference only.

    In three sentences

    Affordable education....But absolutley no support from college after graduation. After you graduate they kick you to the curb. They take your ID and force you to have to pay for a alumni ID card. Also you have to pay for any other CUNY transfer applications. They have absolutley no career placement service for graduates unless you pay for it. I cant even get into the school without paying and I am an alumni. I think that is rediculous. The only benefit that I recieved is very affordable education. based on (in-state) rates

  • 11/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    yea 100% on that this NYC

    Greek Life

    idk that u bro

    Clubs and Activities

    yea they have college party but not a legit one

    Great for these types of students

    NYC students state tuition

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    many different foods

    Bang for the buck

    yea maybe so

    What to do for fun

    really nothing their gym time schedule does not match mine but their is alot thing to do their

    Food and Dining

    Its alright and expensive of course Manhattan

    Dorm Life

    No Dorm Life bhai

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor they do have a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    If u go to BMCC its either your poor like me or you really mess up in high school and your trying to start over again

    In three sentences

    BMCC is a great college compared its tuition to other g=college its not so bad but of course their is better colleges but the over view of the college is not so bad either the fact is located in Manhattan.

  • 11/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    70 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    One of the safest neighborhoods in New York you may catch a celebrity or two

    Greek Life

    Not a big fan but there are a few fraternities/sororities to pledge too.

    Clubs and Activities

    clubs range from sports,acting,music,literature,ext.

    Great for these types of students

    All who want to succeed and have a great community relationship!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    walk the Stuyvesant Bridge with High schoolers who attended STY

    Bang for the buck

    well worth the price! fairly cheap compared to many universities who continually increase tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Visit the Pier visit local catch up on the world of literature in Barnes & Noble

    Food and Dining

    many scrumptious places like chipotle, whole foods, and several indian restaurants

    Dorm Life

    Not a really a dorm campus but the area is beautiful i suggest visiting the pier which is only a block south from the school!

    Academic Rigor

    My Professors always brought the best out of my academic qualities and forced me to keep striving for more!

    Tips for prospective students

    -great starter school for anyone who either isn't ready for university/ doesn't have a up-to-par GPA/ part-time students or working students. -research your professor on rate my professor for best academic experience -take advantage of all the free tutoring lessons

    In three sentences

    BMCC is hands down the best community college in NY! The abundant amount of programs/tutors available is outrageous! The school makes it difficult to fail with a great faculty who actually care about the students; unlike many colleges where it is ubiquitous to just be a number in the system.

  • 11/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    71 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe

    Greek Life

    ALpha Kappa

    Clubs and Activities

    ALpha Kappa

    Great for these types of students

    Some of the best

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not appl

    Bang for the buck

    not appl.

    What to do for fun

    Piano

    Food and Dining

    dont no

    Dorm Life

    dont no

    Academic Rigor

    Computer information system

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for hardy work. Open your mind to learn Make the best of your schooling

    In three sentences

    One of the best community college in New York. Its motto is start here go anywhere; which proves a light to success.

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    72 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    always

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    depends

    Great for these types of students

    their opinion

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    tutition rises

    What to do for fun

    different clubs

    Food and Dining

    cafe

    Dorm Life

    none

    Academic Rigor

    good

    Tips for prospective students

    do well at all times

    In three sentences

    1. I am pursuing a major in Education. 2. The school encourages tutoring for those who struggle in their studies. 3. Anyone can start pursuing a career here.

  • 11/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Join the clubs that suit your takes or your hobbies.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we dont really have anything unusual here at bmcc Everything seems fun and fair for all students.

    What to do for fun

    You can join a club and get more involved within the areas of the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay focused. Come prepared and of course study.

    In three sentences

    its not a very difficult school. the education is worth your money being spent. the students and clubs are really fun.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many activities to do at BMCC. The various clubs and tutoring programs will keep anybody busy and longing to participate. Some of the clubs offer great experiences of travel that one probably will never embark on in their life time.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe at BMCC is not such a bad place. The good is very tasty and you can find just about anything to please your cravings.

    Dorm Life

    Think you can apply for CUNY housing.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can't afford a top university but still feel the need to learn, come to BMCC. Here you will learn just as much or even more from smaller class sizes and professors that truly love to teach.

    In three sentences

    BMCC is a great start for students that want to learn more and further their education. The tuition is very reasonable and the overall experience is amazing. The college is a diverse place full of people from different cultures.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    75 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safety. You have security guards before entering the building and doing rounds around the school.

    Clubs and Activities

    You can be part of the many different clubs of the school according to your interests such as: the chest club, the french club, the yogga club and so on.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is not that expensive and is an entry door for many international students.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things you can do at BMCC to spend your tiem when you are free from school work. You can attend the gym facilities. You have a varied numbers of sports activities that you can attend to maintain your body in shape. You can work out with the various gym equipment. You also can participate to the various sports such as: basketball, volleyball, badminton and soccer. Besides sports, you can be part of the many different clubs of the school according to your interests such as: the chest club, the french club, the yogga club and so on.

    Food and Dining

    Food is okay and not that expensive. I have tried it a few times and it was okay for me.

    Dorm Life

    I can not rate the dorm life as i have not stayed in the school's dorm. I will give it a 3 starts just to be fair.

    Academic Rigor

    Being an A students requires effort and perseverance. At BMCC as long as you go by those two qualities, you will graduate with a lot of success. Assignments and exams are not demanding as long as you take the time to prepare for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    From my personal experience, the best tip I can give a student is to always be prepared for class and to do the required assignements. This is what helped me always stay ahead and made my experience much more pleasant and easy as well. There is nothing you can not do when you are prepared to face it.

    In three sentences

    BMCC is a great start for every student with different aspirations. BMCC helps you develops and prepares students with the required skills to attend a 4 years college. Besides the great academics, it has a great students' life where you can get to meet and network with other great students.

  • 01/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There a tons of bars in the New York City area and if you are not 21, homework is always fun!

    Food and Dining

    Food and dinning is terrible but there are tons of local places that can satisfy your hunger.

    Dorm Life

    There is no Dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hard, but the professors are usually reasonable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be pro-active when seeking academic advisement there are lots of classes that you can test out of that they won't tell you about. Apply for the ASAP program it is a tuition assistance program that helps students with their classes.

    In three sentences

    BMCC is a great place to start your education, It is cheap affordable and has flexible class hours. To be successful at the college you must be very pro-active because no one is actively seeking to help you find your way.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    77 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is school security everywhere on every floor.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Video Production club is open for all majors, Cheerleading, etc. you can even start your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is perfect for kids who are fascinated with what Manhattan has to offer. You're in Tribeca, which has a lot of great places all around. You're near the ferry and the 4,5,6,A,C,1,2,3 trains all stop here so there many ways to get here.

    Bang for the buck

    You get to do the core classes for cheaper so once you move on to a four year, you get to dive into the fun stuff which is actually being hands on for your last two years.

    What to do for fun

    We have a beautiful pier behind the school which is also home to our very own kayaking Club, great in the spring! We aren't far from Time Square or Seaport for shopping and local concert venues.

    Food and Dining

    We have great places around campus that offer great deals for college students. We have Mcdonalds and two Chipotles and Starbucks as well as local supermarkets. We have cafes in school that make great breakfast burritos!

    Dorm Life

    We don't have dorms but the school website does connect you with links to help you out with housing.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a Video Art & Technology major so it can be hard but at times it can be easy because I have a strong passion for what I'm pursuing. Just work on your time management and you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions, you won't know whats available for you if you don't ask. Join as many clubs as you can, thats how you develop connections with people. Be sure you check your school email to find out when to get advised. With out getting advised, you won't be able to sign up for classes.

    In three sentences

    BMCC is about making sure you get to where you need to go. There are so many programs and opportunities available for all kinds of students no matter their major, or financial situation. They take pride in their students.

  • 02/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    78 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    pretty good and clean.

    Dorm Life

    no dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors, they help you with anything you need as long as they see you are motivated and know what you want. Get familiar with the regulations of the school. Get enrolled at least in one club as an extra curriculum activity.

    In three sentences

    Great place to start your education. The professors care about how you do in class as well as advice you for the future. The staff is very helpful.

  • 02/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You Can Join A Sport, Go To The Gym, Hang Out With Friends On Campus, Take The Train To SOHO.

    Food and Dining

    Wide Area But There Are No Healthy Snacks At All.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of The Professors Are Great Teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to advocate for yourself all the time. Know your stuff.

    In three sentences

    It Is Very Unorganized when it comes to the departments. Many of the teachers are horrible. Some of the faculty/staff show no interest in helping students who ask for the help.

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    80 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are a diverse types of clubs from the academic field to the culture exchange field.

    Great for these types of students

    Ambitious and ready to enhance their studies to the next level after graduating from BMCC

    What to do for fun

    Gymnasium at Bmcc is readily available to everyone.

    Dorm Life

    There's no dorm provided at bmcc

    Academic Rigor

    Academic requirement and standard are valued high at BMCC with strict attendence rule.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you can attend classes that you planned for your semester. Attendence rule is strict here at BMCC. And be ready to discover and fully utilise every single resource provided at BMCC. For example, BMCC library, Scholarship office and Student Affair are some of the very resourceful places which provide help to student with specific needs.

    In three sentences

    Bmcc is very culturally diverse. I have met a lot of friends from all over the world who are taking classes at bmcc in order to transfer to a four-year college. You can absolutely start at Bmcc and go to your ideal school and Bmcc will make you be well-prepared for that.

  • 03/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I usually just go to the gym there's a lot of activities in the gym. But I usually just go there to lift weight. if you walk around the halls of the main building than you'll find this billboards on the side of the wall with a bunch papers stick to it. Most of the papers over there are like offers to the debate club or writing tutors or mainly activities that the college is offering.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria looks okay I mean from an angle that you are standing it looks like high school again except that nobody is throwing each other food, fighting or insulting them selves. The environment is more likely like high school in the main building, but if you go to Fitterman hall its way better I mean they don't have a cafeteria they have a simple coffee shop I think sponsored by starbucks but its more quietly and it has a good amount of space that if you buy yourself a snack with some coffee or hot chocolate you can actually study or even have a good conversation with a friend.

    Dorm Life

    Well I don't have a dorm life I live with my parent but I heard its really cool living around here I don't have much to say.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors are really strict specially when you have a paper due most of professors don't believe in being late that's just a lazy excuse of you not doing the paper, they don't believe in extra credit. if he or she grades your assignment and you don't weren't expecting that grade and you want to make it better the professor will give you that chance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't think that only because its a community college is bad thing. Think about like an opportunity from here you can actually take some time and think what suits you. what carrier is the best for you. if you come in here and have this thoughts that it wasn't what you were looking for than you will never progress. Remember bad mentality leads into bad paths.

    In three sentences

    Good Professors they give a brief explaining of everything Good Ambient when you are officially an student it seems like its home already= They offer everything to scholarships, internships and tutors

  • 04/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food isn't very good at the main building, but there are lots of great places near the school that give student discounts.

    Dorm Life

    I dont live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    Be prepared to write a lot, study more, sleep less after the 1st year!

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check the manhattan book store on chamber street if they have the textbook listed in the syllabus, because it's always cheaper than the school store! Register for classes in time so you won't be stuck with an awful schedule. Attend seminars, it's a great way to network! Make it a goal to have something said at each class.

    In three sentences

    The first two semesters your going to be stuck with immature kids who just graduated high school. Don't worry! It only gets better because you get into classes you actually like! You meet people from all walks of life with similar interests as you!

  • 04/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    83 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You always have to show our swipe your id going into the buildings and the security is always somewhere.

    Greek Life

    Has non

    Bang for the buck

    If your strapped for chase this is a great school because its $2,000 full time per semester. It may not be BA but its a step.

    What to do for fun

    My commute is about an hour each way so I don't take part in college activities.

    Food and Dining

    The main building has a cafeteria the food is ok and the prices are reasonable. A slice of pizza on campus cost the same as a slice off so I go off for that. You have several subway sandwich shops around and a MCD's down the block that has better prices.

    Dorm Life

    This is an off campus living school.

    Academic Rigor

    The writing intensive classes are very demanding, but as a standard I think what makes a class easy or hard is more from the professors than school standards.

    Tips for prospective students

    Because its a commuter school always plan to be at your first class of the day a half hour early. Take advantage of the free tutoring.

    In three sentences

    Affordable compared to most of the schools in the city. Small classes 20:1. You always know what classes you need to take.