Back to Full Profile

Berkeley City College Reviews

329 reviews
All Categories
0
3.5
One of 4 Peralta Colleges: Laney, Alameda, Berkeley, Merritt
Great teachers and good preparation for transfer to a four year
Could do more to promote athletics; the only sports team I know of across the four campuses is the women's water polo team.
Berkeley City College is a very good place to study in. It is just a few blocks away from the University of California- Berkeley, so students of Berkeley City College can often go to University of California- Berkeley to hang out and study in the libraries on campus.
This school is very diverse, many different classes, yet the school is built like a tiny high school. Also, they have college hours and club rush to ensure students are active on campus.
Start Your Review of Berkeley City College
Rate It!
I loved this school! It's tiny, but has a great community and wonderful teachers! I enjoyed every day that I went here (and I'm honestly not the biggest fan of school). Not to mention the school is in a great location so if you have a large chunk of time between classes and can't go home, you can always find a way to occupy your time. The only thing that was a hassle was setting your schedule in a way that your classes would not conflict. Some classes are only offered at one time so be mindful of that. Overall this is one of my favorite schools!
Great evironment. Good people. Good teachers. The counselors are very helpful and the student body is very friendly, especially after the front desk!
Great professors, subject of material interesting and kept me engaged. I would suggest they improve the Financial Aid Office, maybe hire someone who can guide students instead of just giving general information.
I take classes in the Multimedia department. My focus is animation and digital art. The teachers at BCC are excellent. I recommend Mary Clarke-Miller who heads up the department for animation. She really cares about the success of her students. Valerie Mih is a great teacher for the technicalities of 3D animation. Pamela Stalker brings a lot of enthusiasm to 2D animation.
I started Berkeley city college in the fall, majoring in art. So far the experience has been acceptable. Nothing extraordinary, professors so far have been a 50/50 chance of good and bad. Rate my professor can’t give you the full expectation of what is to come. There is a lump sum of help from staff but some departments work like small mafias taking control and working together to keep terrible teachers who teach a soggy curriculum. If you can, attend DVC but if not, BCC Is an amenable second choice.
I have yet to attend Berkeley City College but have heard many great things. I like how it is a one building campus, so everything from class to administration is fast & easy to commute to. The campus is just a couple blocks away from UC Berkeley which makes it a very big motivation. Some of the staff I have talked to are very friendly & helpful. People are very welcoming here & kind. Especially some of the professors seem like they are very good at teaching & making sure their students understand the topic. I am very excited to attend Berkeley City College this upcoming fall semester.
Community college is a great experience and stepping stone for individuals pursuing higher education.
Berkeley City College contains many helpful staff and the teachers I have experienced so far tend to be interactive with students and eager to help you understand the subject matter. The counselors, shoutout to Mr.Barton and Denise, are wonderful and go above every means to help you succeed. The campus is not very great for social life or making friends, however. And there is no cafeteria unfortunately, but plenty of good eats around shattuck and telegraph! This is a school to attwnd if you want to transfer from a cc to a 4 year university. Most students have that goal in mind, and the location of uc berkeley right down the street is a strong motivating factor.
The school is pretty small, which is why you get to see the same people most of the time. It's more of like a small tight community where everyone may know anyone. The professors are super passionate about their field, overall staff are nice and friendly. Only thing is that there is no cafeteria, so you'll have to buy food outside at downtown Berkeley, but they offer good food!
From all the Peralta District colleges, Berkeley City College is by far my number one choice.

Most of the professors there are passionate about their job and care about their students. Aside from the professors and academics, their campus is rather unique and effective. It is literally impossible to get lost there.

For those who like sports, sorry but BCC does not offer any sport. There is also no campus food, however, many restaurants run nearby, walking distance.

It is a diverse college with many different ethnicities and international students.
Berkeley City College is nestled downtown, great access, but away from traffic. The entrance allows for customer service/ security desk to help with logistics and is disability accessible. The staff are well informed as it relates to my experience with the counseling department. Very pleased with my primary campus option.
Berkeley City College encourages diverse community and self-development in an environment where rights are completely supported by everyone such as students who are immigrants and either documented or undocumented. Nothing is impossible when you become a student of Berkeley City College because everyone is treated with privilege. I like that the campus is accessible to everyone who live and don’t live in the city as it is also convenient for students who are differently abled. Security and safety are the number one factors that the college focus on as there has been no campus crime history since the year 1974. I like that the campus is the smallest campus out of all the Peralta Colleges, but I think it would be a lot easier and convenient for students if there is a cafeteria as nearby restaurants around campus can be a little bit pricey. It would help the students a lot if they wouldn't have to go out and pay for high priced meals since the campus is located in the heart of downtown.
conselor is the best among peralta. you get honest advice everytime eventhough it gets busy all the afternoon. but the conselor are willing to work with your schedule and help you to success. I used to be in DVC as a international students, and you will need to wait 2-4weeks to an appointment. and by the time you meet them, you already fall of the class.
teacher whiles it depends. some are the best, and some are not. really goes to both ways.
getting the class you want is alittle hard, since there arent many class in a one type. but is still way better than DVC. in DVC, you need to pray to get the class you want, because students really fight for a class in one minute of their register time. wtf?!!
Berkeley City College is an amazing community college that feels like any other college. Other community colleges lacked this feeling because there really was no "college life". That's very different here. There is a strong sense of community with a focus on education. The diversity on campus is absolutely beautiful. The counselors and professors are really there for you whenever you need them. There are a number of different clubs and groups to get involved with. That surprised me because when I attended other community colleges there were little to no opportunities to get more involved on campus. Berkeley City College is located in the heart of Berkeley. It is surrounded by delicious restaurants. The only thing I would improve on is the size of the campus. I would be awesome if there were more areas to study because the Library fills up pretty quickly.
Start Your Review of Berkeley City College
Rate It!
This a great school especially if you are looking to experience new things and meet different people. The professors support the students greatly and the counselors easily will help you make your transition from high school into college. The only drawback is that we don't have a cafeteria, it is the smallest campus out of all the Peralta colleges, you know? Nearby restaurants can be pricey because of school being located in the heart of downtown and if you're on a budget as well. Definitely if the campus were just a little bit bigger with a cafeteria, it'd be a lot easier for students!
So far its been reasonable, could be easier.
Professors are very interesting as they combine real life experience with their teachings.
Back to Full Profile