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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Bellevue is a public college located in Bellevue, Washington in the Seattle Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,866 undergraduate students. The Bellevue acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Network, Database, and System Administration. Graduating 29% of students, Bellevue alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,700.
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007
About Bellevue...
Athletic Division
NWAC
Athletic Conference

Bellevue College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

BC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$7,477/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,334/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
41%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.99 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.99 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.99 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    23%
  • On Campus
    57%
  • Online
    20%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,866Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,360
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 4 responses
Report
  • Outgoing
    50%
  • Hard-working
    25%
  • Kind
    25%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
70%
of students say they don't have Greek life.10 responses
Poll
50%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.10 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Stepping stone
    50%
  • Commuter
    21%
  • Career-oriented
    11%
  • Safe space
    8%
  • Well staffed with educated, dedicated teachers!
    8%
  • Underrated
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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I'm attending the college as part of a dual enrollment program. So as a high school student trying to balance many other extracurriculars along with education, I tend to choose online classes. Over half of the classes I've taken at Bellevue College have been online and I love it. Most online teachers are asynchronous meaning they lay out your work for you and the resources needed but you can work on your own time. That being said, the professors are amazing in the sense they're always available for help and accomodating with learning being online. They offer many resources and make the classes an easy process. I've taken all different types of online classes from Economics and Accounting to English and Poli Sci and they've all been great experiences!
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Horrific! I seriously cannot believe that the administrative personnel are being paid to do these jobs!

I've been ping-ponged back and forth between various office departments for two and a half months now just trying to get a single damn form processed so that they don't make me pay THREE TIMES THE TUITION I OWE THEM!

Nobody seems to know what they're doing. The issue isn't even that the attention being paid to my issue is impersonal. I could care less if the staff want to be best friends or complete strangers. But if anyone could just ACTUALLY READ THE EMAILS I AM SENDING AND NOT COMPLETELY GLOSS OVER MY CONCERN LEAVING ME HELPLESS, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

Go to this school if you're dual-enrollment or if your endgame is a bigger school. If it's the best option for your wallet, then fine. But be damn careful not to let yourself get screwed over by the lazy admin.
Overall, Bellevue College has been a pleasant community college experience for me. I've been able to round out my core classes at a relatively affordable price and believe this has been helpful for me to be a more attractive applicant to Tier 1 universities across the region. This school is located in a wealthy suburban area, so be wary that living near campus may be difficult to afford. As an adult student that works full time and is returning to school, they had enough online classes for me to work my schedule around. Ideally, I would have preferred more evening course offerings, but your mileage may vary based on course need. Thanks Bellevue College!