The Baptist College of Florida Reviews
I have acquired a solid and dependable education from professors who are gracious, helpful and understanding. I have learned course knowledge, as well as gaining life experience.
I enjoy The Baptist College of Florida so much! But what really draws me to be here, is the fact that it's not a huge college. It's a small, chill environment, and a place where I can actually get to know everyone. Attending a small college is not a bad thing! The staff and students here are wonderful! I can honestly say I'm blessed to be at BCF and would not rather graduate from any other college.
I loved The Baptist College of Florida. The professors all really care about the students and the small school environment really allows students to become family.
The Baptist College of Florida is a college that has an amazing President, Dr. Kinchen. He is wonderful, and knows the names of nearly every student on campus. He is a wonderful example of how a Godly leader should be. The professors are also amazing. They share so much insight and give wisdoms that transfer beyond the classroom. There a limited activities offered on campus, and the college sits in a dead town, so expect to drive thirty minutes to buy anything. The students are hit or miss. A lot of the students are very cliquey and mean, but I'm sure it's that way at every college. Most students are very nice and friendly. The number one thing I love about BCF is that I met my fiancé there. They don't say "Ring by Spring" for nothing!
The Baptist college of Florida is an amazing school! Everyone wants to see you succeed and the experience of attending BCF is so great because it is like a big family.
I have not had the best experience living on campus. I like to study in my room and go to sleep at 11:30 or so...but when people are running down the hallway screaming and slamming doors, it is hard. Plus, my RD is not the best.
We do not have Greek life - thank the Lord!!
Our athletic program at school is pretty bad. But...none of us came here to play sport, we came here for the ministry. Plus, there are several intramural sports offered.
My overall experience at school so far has been great. The teachers are wonderful and I love the small town feeling.
Drugs are not tolerated. Students found with drugs are either dismissed from the school or placed on probation and sent to rehab.
Our professors are top of the line. The courses offered address the degree programs effectively. Classroom sizes may reach 60 or more in a room during your freshman and sophomore year. After that, upper-level courses rarely get above 20 students in a room. By the time of graduation, I was fully prepared to move forward in my degree field. I have attained a job working in that field and am now pursuing a Master of Arts at BCF to increase the effectiveness of my resume.
Whether a student is working toward a BA in music, psychology, education, ministry or business, there are a great number of internships available while a student at BCF. Do those internships take work? Yes. Are employers begging the school to send every student available? Only the church staff positions. Even with this fact, many students will never provide their resume to BCF. In our Education department, I have seen one alumnus after another get jobs within a public or private school system. Because our Teacher Education Program is State Approved, students now have an even easier time finding a job because they can teach out of state right away. Our psychology students are placed within an internship program before they graduate and are expected to write a paper based on that program. Our business students have gone into corporate fields, worked for non-profits, and many continue their schooling in fields such as law.
We were recently rated as the third safest college in Florida. When walking around campus or around town, there is a very high sense of safety within the newer management of the Graceville Police Department. Our Campus Safety Office patrols the campus but must call on the Graceville Police during an issue. Campus Safety ensures that doors are locked and that there are no shady characters or cars on campus.
When I first applied and attending in 2009, I had never heard of BCF. Now, I couldn't imagine how it was kept so quite within the Christian communities of Florida. I highly recommend this institution to any student desiring to receive a college education that places the highest priority on the Word of God. Sure, there are times when BCF will not meet certain desires or expectations, but when it comes to academic training of Christian leaders, this school can not be beat. As far as I am concerned, that is the job of BCF and they do it to the highest level...everything else is just a bonus.
Considering the amount of funding that goes into our athletic program, as well as the belief of the institution that academics should come first, the quality of the athletic facilities is expected. These facilities aren't designed to attract athletic stars because there are no scholarships or varsity teams. We have a simple intramural program that provides students with the opportunity to participate. We have a gymnasium that allows for indoor basketball, volleyball and racquetball. In the gym there is a walking track, weight room, pool table and ping-pong table. Students can compete in fencing classes as well as a chance for female students to take part in a zumba-type dance class. As far as students that enjoy running or biking, our remote location offers students the ability to run or bike within a safe community.
I would choose it. The faculty and staff really want to see you succeed and the will go above and beyond to help you learn the material.
So far, my college experience has been great! BCF is a unique place to be and I am grateful for the privilege of being a student here. At BCF, your professors do not merely teach the required material because it is their job; the professors go above and beyond to make sure that you are receiving the highest quality of education possible because they truly care for each individual student. The faculty here puts God first in educating young Christians to "Change the world through the unchanging Word". That is why I love being a student here.