Berkshire Community College
- 2 Year
- PITTSFIELD, MA
Berkshire Community College Reviews
Rating 3.75 out of 5 102 reviews
It's cheaper than most colleges and provides excellent support to students. It offers a mixture of classes, from online to in-person to go-at-your-pace classes. I mainly stick with the go-at-your-own-pace courses, and they are very supportive.
Small community college, all teachers and staff are very willinging and helpful. The fact it's not a huge campus enforces the feeling it's one big family. Every course I've taken up to this point I have enjoyed taking. I've met some really great people classmates and teachers. There is a lot of opportunities if you know where to look.
I have had some great experience with Berkshire Community College. The faculty at the school are super helpful. The financial aid department are fantastic. The staff at the financial aid are always going the extra mile to help students financially. Class are set up in a way that helps student to achieve their educational goals.
Berkshire Community College is not only excellent academically but is also very diverse & supportive. Berkshire Community College accepts everyone from various backgrounds & different places in their current life situation. Berkshire Community College is always there for you & wants to see you succeed.
I first began taking courses at BCC, in my jr year of high school, continued through the summer, and finished my dual enrollment in December of my senior year. I was able to experience a Personal Communications course in my Jr year of high school, which was one of the most fun and intriguing experience. Me and two of my other friends took the course and we loved it, up until covid came and we went fully online. I also took a summer course in Sociology, which was just as fun, just online. I was originally planning on beginning my college journey at a University, but due to the pandemic, I found that staying local was my best option, especially considering the amazing community college that was available for me. I personally have taken part in an online course for my first full semesters and have enjoyed every minute. I have used and gone on campuses multiple times, and as a new student, I was introduced to so many welcoming and amazing staff that helped endlessly.
A great college for someone who wants to save thousands of dollars for their education. Their counselors are very helpful and nice with great information the supplies for classes are not as pricey very affordable. Overall the campus is very clean and well taken care of
BCC recently upgraded its infrastructure and it looks amazing, I would have to say about 80% of my professors were amazing.
I will be partaking in my first two onlines classes this semester (spring21). So far its very simple to participate in, and my class times worked well around my work schedule
This college exceeds many expectations for community colleges. All staff and professors are down to earth, understanding, and do everything they can to help you advance in life and succeed as a student. I have gotten a great education as a past student and will be attending again for their nursing program. They have so many classes and opportunities for this small area that many other communities are not lucky enough to have close.
Returning to college after 15 years was the scary but Berkshire Community College made the transition and helped so much where I’m more confident. I love school the professors are great and so are the advisors. Highly recommend this school.
This college scammed me out of money and made me take a placement test that was supposed to tell them what classes I needed to be put in. Even though I passed the placement test and they told me I could start without having to take any refresher courses, they made me take a remedial math class where the teacher would just fail me without any explanation (They didn't do this until I mentioned I had just moved to the area from Florida so I have my suspicions that they thought I would be too stupid just based off that). I was in an Elementary algebra class even though I had taken (and passed) college math courses in high school. The teacher would mark test questions wrong even if I had them right because I would circle my answer in my work and not re-write it. At the end of the course the Professor told me to my face I'm too stupid for college. I have had family going to this school for generations and none of them have had a problem with the school.
Although the education system in the United States is far from perfect, BCC does a great job at supporting students. They offer many resources on and off campus to help students be successful and accomplished. The experience I have had there so far has definitely helped my academic confidence. It's a great school for high schoolers looking for a second chance, people who are unsure of what they want to do, or students from all different walks of life who want to explore their passions or interests.
The library was a very good place to study, there was a very adequate computer lab, and the guidance counselors where very helpful on my endeavour through college.
Coming back to BCC I didn't know what to expect. But they have redone some of the buildings and the school seems more like a friendly place to me, where as before it seemed very clique like, now everybody talks to everybody.
I wouldn’t be in college if it wasn’t for Berkshire Community College! They have helped me every step of the way! I never thought I would make it to college and hear I am almost done. When I finish classes I’m about a year I will graduate with my associates degree. This cohort was the best thing for me!
From the very first day I started at Berkshire community college years ago, the staff was very supportive. I applied to a bunch of different schools and got accepted such as Maria, Mildred, Hudson valley, Belanger ect. None of them had the kind of dedicated staff and teachers like Berkshire community college. I just got excepted into the LPN nursing program in the fall and I could not have done it with out the help of my advisor and admissions and the financial aid department and the tutor center. They aren't only there to do their job they go above and beyond. If I need help someone is always there. They take the time to talk to you and explain things. I went back to the financial aid department and hugged the girl that helped me figure out my fasfa and billing. It's a totally different atmosphere at Berkshire community college. Your not just a number your a person with a name that they all remember. I am proud to say I go to Berkshire community college.
Not a very supportive environment. Academics are okay but the teachers aren't great. Very few opportunities for community involvement. Ironic since it's a "community" college