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There aren't very many good teachers that I took that are good that I know of. There is pretty limited resources into the major that I wanted to major in, which is Computer Science. They do not have tutors for this field, which was not helpful and they only have less than 15 professors teaching all the Computer Science courses. You are also very limited in many things since not all classes are offered all the time compared to a 4 year university they have more staff to teach. I suggest be mindful and research your professors that you take.
I like Laney a lot it’s very diverse and the staff are as well. A lot of the teachers a very created be with their curriculum and they actually put energy into teaching. There is a wide range of age groups and ethnicities. The community is welcoming but hard to make friends if you do Jt already know people
The professors here vary in quality, but the mathematics department is excellent! You are bound to make friend with other students. Oakland Chinatown is a few blocks away, so good cheap food isn't hard to come by.
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I've had an incredible experience at Laney college. The counselors are amazing, the teachers and staff are super kind and they want to push you in the right direction. Everyone is very helpful, and they all want you to succeed. I could not have asked for a better community college experience.
Overall it has been very good. I like the campus and the variety of classes they offer and the online courses are just as good as the classroom. I have had one teacher that seemed to be phoning it in but overall the staff seems very dedicated.
My experience at Laney College has been fairly decent. In some classes, I would learn something and in others it was more of me teaching myself. Other than that I feel like taking classes at Laney, or any community college in general, is flexible with anyone's schedule and is an easy way to earn credits that will help you closer to attaining one's life goals
It's very important with any school to make sure you personally have all your affairs in order because you can't rely on the counselors 100%. If you can fins an instructor that cares (they have them) and learn what you can from them, as well as keep the major and minor and transfer requirements in line for your future, Laney is a good school to help you along your education journey. However, it's just like most other cc in the fact that it is run more like a semi functioning business as opposed to a school of higher learning. It was still my first choice, though.
Laney has a good math department. The teachers are passionate and the classes are offered in the evenings as well as day time. Before I was able to succeed as a math major I had to learn how to learn math. My instructors at Laney held my hand and also gave me the necessary push to become a focused, diligent student. I’ve been accepted to a very competitive actuarial science program, which I see as a success not just for me but also for the math department at Laney.

The morale on campus is high. Students at Laney are mostly poor and otherwise disadvantaged. Many students are homeless. It is a miracle that there is a place like this where motivated students can come, apply themselves, get the support they need and achieve real, build able academic accomplishments.
For someone who has attended various community colleges in the Bay Area, Laney College by far sets itself apart from many. My instructors have all been wonderful, having left some of the biggest impressions on me. My courses have all been challenging and I leave them feeling well prepared for the next level. The student body is multiculturally diverse, which I find to be an important aspect for any school. Laney College offers an array of courses to take within many fields of study. I enjoy meeting student that are pursuing other fields and find I am always learning something new and interesting from them. One of the best things about Laney is its location-easily attainable from many cities around the Bay Area because it is literally across the street from Lake Merritt Bart station! Laney College takes pride in its students. Go Eagles!
Every teacher I have had at Laney has been top-notch, inspirational, and knowledgeable. Their math department is stellar. If it were not for Fred Bourgoin and Derrick Smith, who are both excellent and supportive teachers, perhaps I would still be a physics major. I took physics at other Peralta schools (Berkeley City and Merritt) before the last course of the 3-course sequence, when I was able to take Dr Neil Nicol at Laney. He is hands-down the best physics teacher around. Maybe if I had had him from the get-go, I wouldn't have switched to math! I must also laud the music department--I took two semesters of music theory there, and they were great. I wish I'd had more time to take more music classes. Do not be fooled by the tired facilities and buildings--the education and educational resources available at Laney are excellent.
Over the last 2 years I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Laney College. The campus itself is quite large with so many resources available to students. I have spent much of my time in the Math Lab getting tutored by a few of my fellow students. The lab hours are long and they have many tutors available all day. Without that place, I don't think I would have done as well in all my math classes! Also, Laney is located incredibly close to a Bart station, so getting to school was very convenient.
On the down side, once you start getting into the more advanced math classes, there are far fewer classes available. This makes it very difficult if you are a working student who has limited availability.
I like how diverse the campus is and how small the classes that I have taken are which really helps me learn.
Really great teachers. I really loved the teaching style and the fact that they have intensives for high schooler to join their summer classes.
Laney College in my opinion is a great resource to better your future. The faculty is helpful when you need questions answered. it accepts financial aid and i think that is improtant because not everyone has the money to go to a four year.
Cool people! Laney is very diverse and open to different kind of students and you have access to many activities. There are many areas to go to outside campus as well, you're never bored!
It's a community College so there's not much to offer. Counselors are not helpful at all! I can't wait to transfer out to a 4-year.
Laney college has been a great experience. The professors are very proficienuand they also embody good work ethic in assisting students to to achieve academic success. The classroom environment is very welcoming and geared towards a productive learning experience. However, I would change having more events on campus that promotes more community engagements. Overall, I highly recommend Laney College.
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Overall I enjoy Laney college because it is local and have the classes I need. Things I don't like is how they are no student seen or parties around campus to give it a more community feel. No real area for students to hang out and socialize, they are no school events nor do they decorate for the holidays. Other than going there to get you for classes they is not much fun happening on campus.
I really enjoy this campus. It was very easy for me to access the classes I needed. I had no problem figuring out what was expected of me to transfer. When I went to see a councilor about transferring credits, they were very friendly and helpful.
The accèss to the online system can be sporadic. The lay out and expectations were clearly defined, yet very subjective to interpretation. I have only taken 1 online class at this college.
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