CUNY Brooklyn College Reviews

  • 29 Reviews
  • Brooklyn (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,910
96% of 29 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 29 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Jennifer Riggin
  • Reviewed: 9/3/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Do not believe the hype. This college was a horrible nightmare. They make you work excrutiatingly hard and then after graduation, do nothing to help you find a job. They boast about the Magner Center bragging about how it helps you get internships, but they never did anything for me. Just sent me in circles. I went to numerous workshops, rewrote my resume 100's of times with no jobs whatsoever. Graduated in massive debt while I saw men get ahead much more easily. The teachers never wanted to help the students because they were overworked by large class size. In my opinion, this college education has done absolutely nothing to improve my life. And do not get me started on the campus experience. People here are mostly foreign and far too busy to network. I am honestly very traumatized by the blatant sexual harassment I experienced here from staff. Perhaps the experience depends on the department. I did meet a few helpful individuals but since graduation for five years have been stuck with no opportunities whatsoever. A great school has a good alumni network and helps it's students which I have not found true of this school whatsoever. They have graduate school which in New York is very important since it's so competitive yet they do not help people achieve that next step when they should be offering dual degrees like most schools. Lastly, the best thing I would say about this school is that the campus is beautifully manicured but that really has little yo do with the quality of education."
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2019
  • Degree: Speech Pathology
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Overall, Brooklyn College was an average school for me. I received my degree and I was able to further my education. The professors and staff members weren't always willing to help, but the good part is, the school offers many different ways of receiving help, but it takes time to figure it out. The speech pathology program is very competitive. Read all the required materials before class and be fully prepared for each class."
Kwame Robert
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2019
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"I completed my associates in Liberal Arts from CUNY New York City College of Technology in 2007. I then enrolled in Brooklyn College in the Business Management and Finance bachelors degree program. I appreciated the layout of the campus. My favorite spot for quiet reading outside on campus was next to the pond. The faculty and staff were helpful. I also liked the library. My overall experience was excellent!"
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2019
  • Degree: Speech Pathology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"After receiving my associates from CUNY City Tech, I transferred to Brooklyn College to receive my bachelors. The school was helpful and provided help as a transfer student to ensure I met all requirements to be admitted into the program for speech language pathology. The only downside, is they limited students in this program to 2 classes per semester. This meant i was a part - time student for two years, and could not receive financial aid. This also dragged out the completion of my degree, but i finished in two years by taking summer classes to expedite the process."
Aneesa Ahmed
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2019
  • Degree: Health Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Brooklyn College is a great school that I would highly recommend, especially to people who want to receive a liberal arts education. Brooklyn College offers a lot of assistance for students. Their Magner Career Center is open to help build resumes, cover letters, and apply for internships and jobs. As a Brooklyn College student I was able to adjust my school schedule around my work schedule. I was working part time while taking morning classes and some evening classes as well as summer classes. Being able to work around my work schedule, yet still attend school full-time allowed me the opportunity to graduate within 3 years. In addition, I also completed an internship and shadowing opportunity within one semester. Brooklyn College does its best to assist its students. They have a mixture of in person, online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses based on student preferences, however, it does vary based on the students' majors. Some majors may require in person courses because of the difficulty of the programs. Also, some programs amy only allow students to take no more than a certain amount of courses in the major per semester. For instance, I was only allowed to take 2 courses for my major in Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders. Brooklyn College allows for students to apply for general scholarships as well as stipends for students who would like to complete an unpaid internship, but may need money to travel to the site of the internship. Overall, I had a great time at Brooklyn College because I was able to accomplish my goals. Also, alumni can receive access to the library, which continues to benefit me today as I study at the library for my masters degree."
Judith McMillian
  • Reviewed: 8/27/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I received a great education from Brooklyn College. Most of my professors were thorough and very informative. The campus itself is beautiful and offers child care on site for parents. The child care was such an important factor in completing my Bachelors degree while I was there. You won't regret coming here with the reasonable tuition prices and fabulous resources such as the Magner Career Center."
Lydia Chais
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2019
  • Degree:
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Having come from Kingsborough Community College, I felt like a fish out of water when I first got to Brooklyn College. Where Kingsborough had been more supportive and sociable, you are pretty much on your own at Brooklyn. Quite frankly, I wanted to run back to Kingsborough, like a child not wanting to leave the nest. It did take quite some time to get used to the seemingly aloof atmosphere. However, Brooklyn offers a wide variety of excellent programs and the professors, I have to admit are much more demanding, but they can be reasonable. Now, the staff, they are absolutely professional and helpful, which makes the journey much more enjoyable. Do I recommend Brooklyn College - absolutely! Once you get used to it, you get to love it. They have a lot of recreational events and they have an awesome Olympic size pool, which if I knew how to swim, I would absolutely use. Brooklyn College has been rated as one of the top senior CUNY colleges in the country. And they have a beautiful fish pond."
Jenny L
  • Reviewed: 6/24/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I think Brooklyn College is a great college if you know you will be going to graduate school. Brooklyn College is a CUNY school so the tuition is relatively inexpensive compared to other colleges in NYC. You can still get a good education without having to spend all your money on undergraduate courses especially if you know you will be continuing on to get a Masters' degree (where you have no choice but to spend a lot on tuition)."
Moza Coote
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2019
  • Degree: Teaching
  • Graduation Year: 2003
"Brooklyn College is a nurturing and supportive community. It is unique in its ability to balance high expectations and rigorous instruction with ensuring the socio-emotional well-being of the students. The wide offering of courses is made even wider with the opportunity to take courses at other CUNY campuses. Faculty are responsive and willingly contribute to building a community of support around students. The rich offering of student clubs, services, including an on-campus child care center is second to none. Last but not least, the state of the art facilities and well-kept grounds make the campus an inviting place to work and relax. Brooklyn College is a vibrant academic community that feels more like a family. The warmth and genuine sense of community are apparent from the first visit. Brooklyn College may be a public institution - but I guarantee you, the quality of education and level of support matches if not surpasses any private, ivy-covered institution anywhere!"
  • Reviewed: 6/4/2019
  • Degree: Teaching
  • Graduation Year: 2003
"It is a commuter school with 24-hour library access during final times. The school is accessible by rain or bus. the core science courses are difficult but professors help you during office hours. Since these are graduate courses, they occur during the night to accommodate working students. It was a difficult program with a mixture of education and core science courses. The faculty gave valuable feedback to guide you in your studies."