- 2 Year
- BAKERSFIELD, CA
Bakersfield College Reviews
Rating 3.78 out of 5 1,276 reviews
My overall experience, as of right now with Bakersfield College, has been great. I have enjoyed all my classes I have taken and currently taking, partly because of the professors I have had, who have all been helpful and supportive towards their students. You can tell just how much they enjoy teaching and being able to help students grow as a person. Another thing that I like about this college is that they take students safety very seriously on campus, and they make sure they are providing a clean and safe environment for us students. At this moment I cannot think of ways of what changes can be made.
As of the first two weeks that I have attended Bakersfield College, I have been amazed at how well the campus has provided many resources like the Student Pantry, The Renegade Hub, The Center for Student Success, and so much more for first time and continuing students. My experience so far has been very good with many degree programs to choose from.
I liked how there was a lot of flexibility in having my classes online or in-person, and that times are accessible as well. There are night classes, late-start classes, plenty of entirely online classes, two separate campuses, and many classes allow you to work at your own pace. The classes are not at all hard, and the assignments are spaced to where you will not be stuck with busywork. I would appreciate it if more majors were available, but there are currently many available and for cheap.
I recently started at Bakersfield College after being out of school for 20 years. To say I was nervous to return to college would be a huge understatement. On my first day on campus, I immediately felt welcome. Student services and staff were set up at tents welcoming new and returning students to the campus. The enrollment process and every other facilitator or staff member have been beyond helpful. They make the process very easy. The amount of opportunities are endless. The school has a strong athletics department and they are proud of their accomplishments. I also have been impressed to learn about the large amounts of work opportunities, clubs available, programs in place to help a student succeed, tutoring services, and online class opportunities. Bakersfield College has several wonderful campuses. I'm proud to be a Renegade!
I like the staff and helpful they can be. I would like more assistance on how to navigate the website because I had to figure it out myself and also helped out my colleagues because it’s a learning curve.
I had a fantastic time at BC with lots of friends and clubs to join. I was on the student government board the last year I was at BC. I highly recommend this as it was so much fun and I got to help with lots of cool activities on campus.
I've been at Bakersfield College for about a week, and my experience has been unique. All around the campus, there are students and professors willing to help you at any time, quiet places to study, and amazing food options available in the dining commons.
I had a great experience at Bakersfield College. The staff was very nice and I was able to get all my classes done.
As a recent graduate student from Bakersfield College, my overall experience was amazing. Communication has always been one of the biggest things for me. Going into college, I had many doubts and questions, Bakersfield College made the transition from being just a regular high school student to a young adult attending college very easy. The campus itself was always filled with help. The staff made things so much clearer and easier to understand especially when it came to setting up a schedule that worked best for me, being a full time student and working full time was a struggle at first, but having that support from Bakersfield College really helped balance it out and took so much stress off of my shoulders! Bakersfield College helped me build my career pathway and gave me the best experience one could have when becoming a new college student.
It provides good opportunity for the students that enroll, and it prepares them for transfer and everything involving it.
Bakersfield College is great because they give you all of the information necessary to complete an associates degree for transfer to California State University of Bakersfield, or other CSU or UC colleges.
Studying at Bakersfield College helps me to understand the material more because they offer smaller size of classrooms, it helps me to connect with staff and other easily and help me to participate in clubs and organizations too.
There are many resources at Bakersfield College for students. I have had good and bad professors, so it is important you do your research first. The only problem I had was with bad professors who were not understanding of student's struggles. In a community college, it is very diverse and It is a shame that professors will sometimes not care.
I am not Bakersfield's biggest fan, but I have to admit that Bakersfield College is a quality school. The teachers (and staff in general, in my experience) are knowledgeable and more than willing to help the students. You have so many options when picking classes, schedules, and professors, which is a testament to how the school understands and responds to the diverse needs of their student body. Most people here already know at least a few other people from earlier education, so you will see a fair amount of pre-existing groups; that being said, most people here are nice. Word of warning, though, there are a lot of students, so don't procrastinate on registering for classes.
What I liked about Bakersfield College is the excellent service and helpful staff, particularly in programs such as financial aid, EOPS, and counseling. They go above and beyond to ensure that students can pursue their college education and achieve their goals. However, one area I would like to see change is the size of some bathroom sink faucets. They are so small that it's easy for my hands to accidentally touch the sink's wall, forcing me to start over washing them. Additionally, it would be beneficial if the college could hire more professors for certain courses. This would alleviate concerns among students about who they'll end up with and prevent any potential risks to their educational journey. Having only one professor to choose from can be limiting. Moreover, I believe it would be beneficial for the college to invest in gates for campus protection, ensuring the safety and security of everyone.
I had a great experience at BC so far. The benefits you receive as an athlete compared to high school is 10x better. There are personal trainers that are super friendly and have helped me with all my injuries. Being an athlete gives you priority registration which helps you be one of the first people to register with your classes. If I ever need help with picking my classes I could always set up a meeting with my counselor. When my team is heading out to compete, my coach always provides us with a lot of food and even takes us to a nearby restaurant after the competition and buys our food. The teachers at BC are very helpful when you ask for help. There is a tutoring center if you ever need more help. I always use the library since it’s such a good place to tackle your work, it also has lots of desk space and a computer. BC even has a food pantry that students could go to and get free food/Snacks with their points. Very clean bathrooms. Great food at cafeteria. And a student store.
Bakersfield College is a great school. They offer tons of courses that I can work around my work schedule their staff and the administration welcome center and student services are always very professional and very helpful.