Bergen Community College
- 2 Year
- PARAMUS, NJ
Bergen Community College Reviews
Rating 3.75 out of 5 797 reviews
Professors and staff are excellent. This school was one of my favorite colleges to go to. I was so leaving. All the professors really care about you and want you to succeed. I really leaving at college because they offer a lot of resources and help if you needed it.
The counselors and advisors are not the best. I spent a lot of time lost and confused regarding which classes I should take and where to begin. The professors I've taken have been pretty great except for two. They had bad reviews on rate my professor but I took a chance and ended up regretting it. The safety on campus is excellent and the area is nice and safe as well. The school is also ethnically diverse and so are the professors which is a plus for me. Most students are very friendly and there are many clubs to join. Overall, a great experience except for getting zero help from most academic advisors.
Bergen community college is a great college with great professors. Is my second semester in the college and my experiences have been fair overall, however, I have not take in-person classes but the campus is incredible with a lot of green areas.
I took ALL of my classes online and though I hear over and over that most students do better in person or at least synchronously, I do better asynchronously and online. With 4 kids and someone who is physically disabled and always in pain, being able to log in to watch a lecture after my kids are in bed and do extra when I am having a good pain day and being able to do nothing on a bad pain-day, has made a significant difference. I have had no problem with BCC's online courses. BCC uses moodle and most professors use respondus lock-down browser to prevent cheating. All the school services are available online, even the clubs.
I previously attended a private 4-year university and though my GPA had been a 3.85, I had been very unhappy with what I got for the money and decided it wasn't for me. When I decided to go back to school, Bergen Community was all I could afford and I went into it with low expectations; after all, If I had been so unhappy at an overpriced, private 4-year university then would I possibly be impressed with a 2-year community college? That was exactly what happened though. All but one of my BCC professors have been exceptionally wonderful teachers (Significantly better than the professors at my former college) and BCC offers far more in available student support services. At BCC, I can afford the tuition, I have excellent professors who are knowledgeable and compassionate, and as a physically disabled single mother returning to school after many years, I greatly appreciate the support services. My experience proves that a bigger price tag doesn't necessarily mean a better education.
With covid all classes had to be changed to online. It was a big switch for everyone however I feel that some professors that I had chose to just give us assignments and chapters to read instead of actually trying to teach.
Going to bergen I enjoyed the fact that the advisors were every helpful. When it came to talking to fafsa on the phone usually would be difficult however with bergen they made the call easy. Since it is community and is not that big of a school I would have expected the teachers to know more or socialize more with there students but that was not the case.
The online experience was great, all the teachers I have had, put in the effort in making sure the student would get close to the same teachings as they would in regular classes, whether it was links to resources or making their own Youtube video. I found the transition to online as easy as it can be done
This college is a great way to start up your life after high school. The teachers that I have had really helped me pursue my career and I can feel their passion in making sure the students give their best in the time they attend at the school. When I registered in the college I was transferring from another school and I had no idea what i was doing, i just enrolled in classes and that is it. When I got into BCC I have had huge help from the staff with helping me align my path for graduation.
Fast communication and people are eager to help. I appreciate the effort they are taking to help me realize my dream.
The online learning experience is very streamlined, even the orientation was very easy to follow. I can't wait to take more classes during this pandemic and see where it takes me.
Most of my professors have done very well in teaching considering all of the classes are currently remote. I have only had one really bad professor, but it was due to the fact that I did not do my own research first. Make sure to check the reputation of your professor before you take a course and you will have a good experience.
I have only taken online courses so far, but my experience has been relatively good. I cannot say much about the campus or any physical feature of this college because of the pandemic.
It was alright. I did not have much effort to do assignments but when I did do assignments I put all effort in.
Teachers are very nice and comprehensive. They keep the classes interesting and active by putting many discussion boards for the students. The material and work given are accurate and follow the goal of the course you take. I only take online classes with no meetings they give you that option if it is convenient for you. I personally really like this option because most students don't have the time to be assisting meetings all the time so it is very convenient. Overall my experience have been really great so far and I will continue to be there until 2022
Since I am just a Freshman so far it has been really good. All my classes are interesting and very well organized for them to be online. As a freshman it has received me very well this year, they are comprehensive about the work and anything in general. If someone is struggling about what school to go to or is having a hard time to decide what career to choose Bergen Community College is just about right for that.
I'm amazed with all the help provided day after day, even during a pandemic. If you are ever concerned with failing a class, there's always a daily newsletter to help with tutoring services and any other student's questions.