Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

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Broward College

2.89 Average Rating

Keshia from Davie, FL

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
And the lab is like an extra help if you need it!
Am enjoying being here
Small, friendly environment
Tips for prospective students
Ask for the student activities office where the students that work there will help with anything that concerns you. Even if you ask an student that is walking nearby, they will be happy to show you around. Before you know it you will be showing other students where the library or lab is. Always try to join some clubs because its really fun and you will meet people that will end up being your friend for a life time!
Great for these types of students
Its great for students who need a second chance to raise up their G.P.A., a student who isn't sure what university they would want to attend, and/or for students who are undecided about their major. Also this help students that is pursing an AA degree or AS degree to go to the university of their dreams.
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Deirdra from Coconut Creek, FL

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
(Review based on North Campus).

I transferred from FAU to Broward College and feel like I am learning a lot more here. I have had some really amazing professors who REALLY know what they're talking about. One of the biggest and best differences is that the class sizes are significantly smaller. At FAU, some of my lecture classes had up to 300 students in them, while at BC the max number of students in a class I've had was probably 25! The professor knows the students by name, and it's much easier to get to know your fellow classmates!
Am enjoying being here
(Review based on North Campus).

Like mentioned above, because of the classes being so well sized (not too many students), it really gives you a great opportunity to get to know your classmates and make friends, especially for those (like me) who aren't the most outgoing individuals. I actually see students I know around campus and it just makes the college experience so much more pleasant when you don't feel like you're wandering around alone! There's also many events going on, pretty regularly, so if you're someone who likes to be involved in the student life it's perfect! At LEAST once every 2 weeks there's music playing and tables set up with something going on, whether it's Welcome Back week, Haiti Relief Awareness, or anything in between!

The one complaint I do have about BC is the process of meeting with an advisor...if you don't act quickly you pretty much get stuck when trying to figure out what classes to take, because they appointments fill up so quickly! This can be quite frustrating...
Bang for the buck
(Review based on North Campus).

Like I said above, I feel like I'm learning so much more, yet I'm having to pay LESS than what I would at a regular university!!! The professors can get one-on-one with you and really help you with problems you may be having; in addition there is free tutoring offered in the library. There are many ways to get help with anything you're struggling with, so you can be sure you're getting your money's worth when it comes to your education!
Tips for prospective students
Take care of any questions about classes, registration, etc. ASAP!!!!! Advisers get BOOKED once class registration opens, making it almost impossible to figure out what classes to take, or to have them override any problems/issues you may be having!

Sign up for classes early! I've had to learn the hard way that you should sign up for your classes as soon as registration opens for you. That way you can get the exact classes and schedule you want. You can get it to where you only go to school two days a week! And that's full time! But the only way to do that is to act quickly!

Have a positive outlook on school/your classes. If you go into a class, especially one that's on a subject you're not good at or interested in, with a negative outlook, chances are you probably won't get much out of it! Try to desire to learn and understand what's being taught; speaking from personal experience it can really change how you do in a certain subject!

Take care of financial aid and other registration issues as early on as you can. You don't want to have to pay out of pocket for classes...especially if you don't have the money to pay for them! And if your financial aid isn't turned in early enough and you don't pay, all your classes will be dropped! Then you'll get stuck with whatever is available! Say bye bye to your perfect schedule! So unless you have the money to pay upfront, it's crucial that you take care of your financial aid first thing!

For anyone who has taken AP courses in high school, keep the copies of your score sheets in a safe place! Again, I've had to learn the hard way...the school has managed to lose my scores I submitted to them, and now when they're asking me to bring in the copies, I'm not so sure where they are! Basically just have copies of anything and everything important, and KNOW where they are! That way if there are any issues you'll have them on hand!

Online classes are a great option! Don't be afraid to try them!
Great for these types of students
(Based on North Campus).

Any one who lives locally and doesn't want a crazy commute to their school.

Any one who'd rather not deal with ridiculous amounts of traffic (like at a university).

Any one who feels they'll learn better in a smaller class size!

Any one who'd rather be in a smaller school instead of a huge university.

Any one who has a 75% Bright Futures Scholarship...because 100% of your tuition will be covered at BC!!!!

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nadia from Hialeah, FL

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I'm a legal assisting major and the teachers are all experience and so helpful, and I feel I'm going to be very successful. The teachers alwasy give you their emails and phone numbers so you can personally help you with any considers you have.
Am enjoying being here
The environment is very laid back and gives you a very tranquil feeling. The people are very friendly and the administrators are always helpful, respectful, and reliable. They have many computers and tutors to help you with any work you need. Broward College has various clubs, sports, and recreational activities for you to enjoy.
Bang for the buck
Broward College is a very affordable school, every class is about $250 and it's completing worth it. The teachers are very respectful, somewhat easy, and don't over load you with work. Recently Broward College has become a 4-year college and offers more majors, specify for educational majors.
Tips for prospective students
It's best to register for classes as soon as possible because classes full up very fast. Try and speak with an advisor to help you with your classes, a good one is Maynel Little, she can help with almost anything you need.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for all types of students, especially students who don't want to be in class for hours, because every class is about i hour and 15 minutes. It's also good for students who work full time or have other obligations, because they have very good online classes.
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Abraham from Pembroke Pines, FL

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
For a local college that just recently become renowned as a 4 year college they are definitely doing better than any of the other local schools. If you put in the time to research which professors are the best and receive the best ratings among the student body you can receive a pretty good education. Although I have had a few teachers that lacked the proper knowledge to be teaching the class and one had to put in the extra effort to teach themselves some things at home.
Am enjoying being here
While the schooling is above average and you learn can learn a lot by picking the right professors, the environment at Broward College seems to be that of a high school. The kids seem to be more interested in playing spades and hanging out than discussing class material and studying for the tests that they have to take.
Bang for the buck
For the money that it cost to attend this College I believe it is well worth it and everyone that is local should definitely keep it in mind if you cannot afford to go away for schooling.
Tips for prospective students
I would definitely put in the extra time to check your professors ratings and see what the students in the past have thought about the professor. I regret my first semester completely for not doing this.
Great for these types of students
Students that are able to push themselves a bit more than others and want to achieve great grades to move onto a better University.
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Jennifer from Lauderhill, FL

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Broward College is a good school. They really help people learn, compensating for disabilities, and different learning-styles.
Dorm Life
Like most who attend BC, I live with my parents.
Food and Dining
The food in their cafeteria is actually pretty good, with a lot to choose from.
Bang for the buck
This college is pretty affordable.
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SHASTRI from MIRAMAR, FL

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Broward is highly withdrawn from individuals mind, due to the fact of it being a community college. They have changed their status to a college as of this past year, offering batchelors in many programs. Education to me isnt measured by the name, but by the knowledge a student is filled with. I personally think i wouldnt have received a better education elsewhere.
Am enjoying being here
The school has great opportunites for individuals trying to accel in there life and career goals.
Bang for the buck
Prices are lower than private schools, smaller class size, and more teacher, student relations.
Tips for prospective students
STUDY HARD AND YOU CAN ATTAIN ANY GOAL YOU SET YOUR MIND TOWARDS, I WAS ACCEPTED TO 15 PHARMACY SCHOOLS FOR THEIR PHARM D PROGRAM AFTER FINISHING AT BROWARD.
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Jose from Pembroke Pines, FL

a past student here
2 people found this review useful
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Did learn a lot
People seem to be discouraged about going to a Community College, although it is now Broward College, its still seen as a school where you can shoot the breeze and pass. It's not. Class sizes are smaller for a better learning experiences. Professors learn your name individually which I'm sure in a bigger institution professors only know the good students. In my time hear I did learn alot. Fresh out of high school just starting up, you learn about time management and of course the course criteria etc.
Did enjoy being here
I did enjoy attending. Made some friends and learned alot.
Bang for the buck
Definitely bang for you buck. All that you would learn in a university paying a whole bunch of dollars you learn in a nice cozy college and not burn a whole in your pocket.
Tips for prospective students
Tip: Know yourself. Broward College has the most flexible schedule in the world, in my opinion. They have the same classes at all different times (morning, afternoon or evening), 5 days a week, online or on campus. It just can't get any better. But what I mean about know yourself is: Don't not pick a 8 am class knowing that you would never be able to be up in time to make it. Use the flexible scheduling to work around you work time. If you must work full-time you can still find something that works with you and still be going to school full time.

Visit advisors as much as possible! They get you through things. That is what they are there for... to ADVISE.
Great for these types of students
Great for fresh out of college, students who need to work full-time, students who want to return after years of not attending, parents, single-parents. Really it's great for everyone.
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Shameka from North Lauderdale, FL

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
broward college has qualified professors that help you learn a lot, experience good information you can take with you in the workforce. they even get in a laugh or two.
Am enjoying being here
i really enjoy going here because i can make life long friendships in joining the different clubs they have to offer. like student government, ptk, roots, and the blue hawks. hopefully next year i will join the blue hawks so i can give the tours around campus, get crowds and the school pumped up at orientation and functions.
Bang for the buck
i thought i was going to have to get a job to pay for my classes and books. but financial aid was very helpful in helping me succeed this difficult task. it doesnt cost much to come to broward college.
Tips for prospective students
for future students i advise u take the classes you need to get your degree. join as many clubs as you can, make good connected friends, and get as many opportunities you can to learn and succeed. and most of all have FUN!!!!
Great for these types of students
if your the type of person that likes art, wants to become a teacher, wants to be apart of something magnificent then BROWARD COLLEGE is for YOU.
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Russhea from Hallandle, FL

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Yes! I am learning a lot at Broward College. I just came out of high school, so I still have a young state of mind; I was not use to having all the responsibility. I was use to me putting 50% in and my teacher putting in 50%. But at Broward College it helped me grow up; I now know that I am responsibly for what I do.
Am enjoying being here
I love everything about the school because: people are so friendly, I have access to a computer, a laptop, a printer,scanner, and a copy machine. The book store; The food is awesome!
Bang for the buck
Everything is affordable.
Tips for prospective students
1. Always be on time, Professors hate it when they start their class and you, just walk in late.
2. If your not going to be attending class, or you will be turning in assignment late email your professor ahead of time.
3. Take notes, Take notes, take note.
Great for these types of students
Broward college is great for every type of student.
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Alysia from Coral Springs, FL

a current student here
17 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I've been attending Broward College (formerly known as Broward Community College) for a year and a half now. I have learned a tremendous amount from teachers and classmates at this school. All the teachers I have had are extremely knowledgeable in their field and are willing to teach you until you learn.
Am enjoying being here
I thoroughly enjoy being a student at Broward College. The campus is kept very clean, it is very open, and it is a versatile learning environment. The student body is a very diverse group of students of all ages, all races, and all religions. I have learned outside of the classroom and in while talking to fellow students.
Bang for the buck
You really can't argue about the price at Broward College. It is one of the cheapest schools in Florida and you get more than what you pay for. You get great teachers who are willing to go the distance, meet great people, and have a nice friendly, environment to go to school at.
Tips for prospective students
Don't expect it not to be hard, there are some really tough professors out there. Some classes are more of a comedy show than a class. Use RateMyProfessors.com to help with that.
Great for these types of students
Diverse, willing to learn, hardworking students.
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