Bergen Community College
Paramus, NJ, USA

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Bergen Community College
3.01 Average Rating

ITZIK from SADDLE BROOK, NJ

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Bergen is a state of the art school among community colleges. The environment, atmosphere, and curriculum is on par with established universities. This school offers the best transition to a four year financial institution.
Tips for prospective students
With more than 14,000 students enrolling in some sort of educational program, BCC can be the path to your future. The school offers Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees. Consider a transfer program for a four year school. Take your studies seriously and you will excel. The path to your future career and employment is in your hands. Consider signing up for some online classes as well as on campus to fully experience the education at BCC.
Academic Rigor
The academic rigor is exceptional for a community school. There are several programs such as Accounting, Health, Business, Computer Graphics, Nursing and other popular programs. The curriculum is on par with large and popular universities, so the education you get is really worth your time and will improve your knowledge and academic standing.
Dorm Life
Though BCC currently does not currently offer a dorm, it would certainly be enjoyable to dorm here. The diversity makes for a great atmosphere here, and I believe students would really interact well with each other.
Food and Dining
The food is truly delicious. Anywhere from sandwiches to gourmet lunches, the selection of different foods is really magnificent. The staff at the lunch room are always helpful and courteous.
What to do for fun
You can sign up for the swimming pool or enjoy the gym. You can go to the library and read several interesting books or enjoy going on the computers in the lab. You can even sign up for the golf or soccer team and enjoy the various sports programs.
Bang for the buck
Believe it or not, the vending machines are the best thing you can look forward to during break. When my professors say we can for a 5 minute break, I always find a good snack to fill my break time and keep me satisfied.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The Finance Club, along with others club, will help you interact with people of all ages and walks of life. You will learn more about business, investing, and complete projects that'll help you with management later on in life, whether it be a money-related project or a simple life task.
Great for these types of students
The safety of the BCC campus is very qualified. You can always look for an emergency button if needed. The campus staff walks around and there's also a safety station you can approach should you need assistance.
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Oscar from Garfield, NJ

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
BCC is one of my best choices i ever made. I am going for general classes than transfer to other school. is cheaper that way cause im only spending 1500 for all my general than spending 8000 just for my general classes in the school I want to go. other than that, the classes is the same like any other college or university. but probably i will change my major and finish in BCC. cause in my situation i can only afford for this college and the habitat is great :)
Tips for prospective students
go to orientation, go ask people for direction. be there a day before you start classes, so you will know your classes room. the building is so big that you might be lost at first. for that come couple times till you know your classes otherwise you will get absents and loose points. join clubs so you can have fun or any sports
Dorm Life
BCC don't have dorms, but you can rent appartment close by and is chip
Food and Dining
i don't eat too much fast food, but from what i heard is really good. a little expensive for my taste but still is worth it :)
What to do for fun
for fun you should join some club, or just shill in class if the teacher shills too :p but other than that join some sport or clubs specially if you like video games :)
Great for these types of students
so far all students i met are educate. i have no problem with no one :) you just should enjoy life :)
Clubs and Activities
BCC have many clubs and activity. you can join them all.
even they have video game club. otherwise you can find put how you can make your own club
Campus Safety
so far during my experience in BCC. is the safest place. nothing had happened so far. everything is secure by cameras and the security always walk around visible or invisible
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Rynell from Little Ferry, NJ

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
bergen community college campus in paramus, nj is beautiful! not only that but the teachers are great at explaining the curriculum. also the student center is a great place to sit and study, a nice learning atmosphere.
Academic Rigor
its great, the academic rigor is effective. the teachers are always there to help you with your questions & for resources there is always the library or the student center. also the conveniences of teachers making them self available through online courses are another great factor!
Dorm Life
no dorming at bergen community college!
Food and Dining
the food is great, especially the wraps! the breaded chicken fajita is my favorite. they also have a subway where you can enjoy a fresh sandwich. they also have a pizzeria witch in my opinion is very good!
Bang for the buck
classes are cheap and effective. food is at a great price, enjoy your food & enjoy saving your money! renting books at the book store is also cheap, i really love that option about bergen community college.
Clubs and Activities
i'm not in a club but from what i see on campus they have events for us at the student center. just the other day a lady was singing italian music, it was pretty interesting. they've also had a comedy club in witch i enjoyed very much.
Campus Safety
safety patrol is always looking out for students and there safety. they enforce rules and aren't rude about things, they do it in a respectful manner where you get whats acceptable and whats not on campus. not only that but they are rather student & faculty friendly witch i appreciate a lot.
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Alyssa from Wyckoff, NJ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
A lot of people I know think that a community college will give you an inferior education, as opposed to a 4 year institution. This past semester I took an Introduction to Human Services class and I learned so many new things. A friend of mine at a private college in Massachusetts was taking a similar class and I knew everything she was talking about, because Bergen had already taught it to me.
Am enjoying being here
I was nervous about going to community college when most of my friends were going out of state, but I have found friends and clubs in which I can take part in. I find many classmates outgoing & friendly, especially in my honors classes, but in other classes as well.
Bang for the buck
I'm attending Bergen Community with the NJ STARS scholarship program, so it is very cost-effective for me. Because of that scholarship, the only costs I have each semester are my books and fees. The bookstore could definitely be a little bit cheaper, but from what I've heard, that's how it is across the board.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved, take a tour, go to orientation. Some people I know complained about not getting to know anyone, but a lot of those people didn't take initiative to join anything. Taking a tour is always good , or just checking out where your classrooms are BEFORE the first day of class, because that can help you to not get lost & cut down on your stress.
Great for these types of students
Bergen Community is great for any students. It is so diverse and accommodating. If you are a parent, working, older, younger, whoever you are, it is not hard to get involved in a class at Bergen.
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