CUNY Brooklyn College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (15)
I attended CUNY Brooklyn College in New York. My experience may be more unique than the majority of students who have attended CUNY Brooklyn College as I entered as a junior and thus graduated only 2 years later with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. I was placed on the Pre-Medical track as my goal was to apply for and attend Podiatric Medical School upon graduation. This review would be specifically suited for any Pre-med transfer student wanting to attend CUNY Brooklyn College. Firstly, you control what you do or do not learn at this college. As a student here, it is up to you to keep up to date on your work, create a study schedule and prepare for exams, and take a part in any extracurricular activities that may interest you. The college has the resources to keep you extremely busy if you so choose, and it also will in no way, shape, or form, bother you if you don't plan on doing any of these. Some professors may be "easier" than others, as in they assign less homework, reading, and may substitute one exam for an essay, but in the end, it is once again up to you to decide your education. Do you want an easy A and not be able to recall the material the next month, or do you have to work for the A, and retain the material for a lifetime? The campus is beautiful. In the winter when it snows, the campus is draped in white dust and looks absolutely stunning. If dressed appropriately, it is actually quite mesmerizing. In the summer, there are small red eared slider turtles in the koi pond, and there are always several groups of students studying on the perfectly mowed and green lawn overlooking the library. The library was ridiculously beneficial to me as a student. ID is required to enter, and is checked by security at the front entrance. There is an innumerable amount of desk space, tables, chairs, and computers to do work. There are several floors, and they are all quiet areas. There are rooms to reserve as well, with white boards and markers to check out. Any textbook that you may need can be found in this library. I was on the tennis team, which is division 3. Athletics at CUNY Brooklyn College are for sport, and are meant to be extracurricular. CUNY Brooklyn College is an academic school first and foremost, with athletics and other extra curricular being recommended to further enjoy the time spent in college. I also participated in research, which is upon the student to seek out if interested. Overall, I loved my time in this college because it gave me the opportunity to take control and steer my life and college studies in the direction that I saw fit and which worked for me. I would recommend this college highly.
Excellent school! They prepped me for a career in Media. The Magner Center for Career Services and The On Course Advantage (TOCA) programs have great leaders that guide their students into making the right decisions. I highly recommend the courses and faculty at this school.
The business classes at Brooklyn College were always my favorite classes. The professors in that department make the classes interesting and leave you wanting to learn more. If you have a question, they will answer it to the best of their ability, and they do not get annoyed if you ask more. A lot of them have open discussions in class, and you tend to learn a lot from other students also. I am extremely pleased with getting my business degree from this school.
The Kinesiology department thoroughly prepares physical education students for a career in education. The professors are very helpful with preparing students with lesson plans, and practical experience. They provide a plethora of study guides and school procedures for tests and for new teachers.
Brooklyn College has high class educators that will surely take you to the next level in your educational path. The Political Science degree program enriches you with a robust amount of knowledge on how our government works and how to effect change in society. I believe job prospects are best once having completed a masters degree in the subject.
Overall great school, especially for the field of education but dealing with administration can be a major pain. Make sure you keep documentation of every conversation and all papers you hand in because odds are they will lose them. But as far as education is concerned, I left feeling prepared for my career.
This school is great, especially the early childhood education department. The classes are intense but you learn a lot! The only drawback is dealing with the faculty. They can be difficult to contact and when you do they can prove to be very unhelpful. Many things that I found out on my own as far as becoming certified, I thought I should have been told by my professors. However, I did learn a lot and feel prepared to start my career.
Attending a CUNY school, gives you a quality education at an affordable price! Brooklyn College, in particular, offered a diverse environment which included staff, faculty, and student body. All three have their moments but generally speaking there are many that will provide assistance if needed. A word of advice: be proactive regarding your studies and academic opportunities on campus. There are lots of them but, as with anything, you do have to seek them out.
Big college with many majors. classes are offered during various time and weekends which is very convenient.
College was one of the most eye-opening and life defining moments I've ever experienced. It's not something I would change for the world. You'll learn, you'll suffer but you'll grow. It's a growing experience worth taking.