CUNY Brooklyn College Reviews

  • 68 Reviews
  • Brooklyn (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $15,390
88% of 68 students said this degree improved their career prospects
82% of 68 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Brooklyn college
  • Reviewed: 8/22/2023
  • Degree: Political Science
"Unfortunately, Brooklyn college is a total disappointment for me. There is a lack of classes to choose from, morning and day classes were not available for my major, the conditions of the classrooms are terrible, some professors exercise ideologies that must not be tolerated in the academia, I am not excited about some of my classes' discussions in which I couldn't express my opinion because it contradicts professor's views.... (However, there are a few brilliant professors who did their job excellent). Moreover, the majority of college offices that are supposed to be designed to help students to succeed failed in that mission. When I called one of the offices instead of help I was lectured on why I don't use email to communicate (while I did not either receive a response or appropriate answer to my question). For international students this college does not offer any scholarships and the DSO office is not helpful and not interested in keeping you updated about OPT, etc. The college does not really help in finding a job. It is a comparably cheap institution so maybe it explains the quality of services and education."
  • Reviewed: 4/7/2023
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"This school has a beautiful campus (in need of work), with so much history. But it's too easy to get lost in the shuffle. I was a transfer student during covid and even though I'm smart, kept up a high GPA and participated in class, professors regularly forgot about me and refused to give me recommendations for grad school. It was extremely difficult to forge good relationships with professors in the CASD department. With one professor I went to all her office hours and did work on the side for her, but it seemed like she just wasn't enthusiastic about getting to know me and building that professional relationship that would continue on to grad school. All of these negative factors were a big reason why I decided to go get my Master's in Social Work instead, from a private school where I feel like I get more individualized attention, give and take and frankly, warmth that is just lacking at BC. I'm in my mid 20s and BC felt like an overgrown high school where the professors assume you're not smart enough to get into grad school so why bother? I need positivity in my education."
  • Reviewed: 1/15/2022
  • Degree: Education
"Spurious is the best word to depict Brooklyn College's School of Education, meaning their mission statement is quite far from reality. Although their mission statement states that teaching is “an art that incorporates critical self-reflection and openness to new ideas, practices, and technologies, and that focuses on the individual learner's needs and promotes growth", what you will get in the end is disillusionment and/or disenchantment since the focus is more on making its students comply to what the NYC DOE exactly wants out of all prospective educators. In other words, if you aspire to be an educator that is curious just like your soon-to-be students by exploring and practicing new pedagogical practices and methods and embracing a twenty-first-century approach to education, you will eventually be viewed as an outsider or the middle child by half or most professors and faculty members at some point during your studies. Due to its specious vibes, it is best to study elsewhere. Otherwise, your best bet would be with the Children & Youth Studies department and the Psychology department, whether separately or—as recommended—both."
  • Reviewed: 11/16/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I am not being dramatic when I say this is the worst college you can attend. Absolutely zero help from administration, does not answer your emails. Classes you need to graduate fill up before you even get the chance to enroll-or even better- aren't even offered. Dissatisfied with the quality of education, other schools I reached out to offered me better help quicker than the school I literally attend. Affordable, but at what cost? Go where you will be treated like a human being, and get the help you need to succeed in your career."
  • Reviewed: 9/20/2021
  • Degree: Mathematics
"I am also honestly very traumatized by the blatant sexual harassment I experienced here from a department chair. He said clearly he would raise my grade in exchange for favors. I ran out of his office and on my way out saw the woman who sits outside his office looking right at me. She heard everything. Don't get me started on her. Glad to be finished with Brooklyn College."
Jennifer Riggin
  • Reviewed: 9/3/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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."
Rafael Rodriguez
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2019
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"The program was very good and the professors where great. I do wish the program did a little bit of a better job differentiating from purely the study of exercise science the study of physical education. Brooklyn college had two tracts that one could have applied too, exercise science or physical education. I was strictly a an exercise science major on my transcript but I took classes that I felt were a bit of a waste of time for my major such as basketball, badminton, tennis, etc. The courses where great but they were geared toward students looking to become physical education teachers and not necessarily toward the individual who wanted to more readily study exercise testing and prescription."
Experimental Psychology
  • Reviewed: 10/14/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"The graduate program was great. The department chair, however, was incredibly rude and unresponsive. So many difficulties could have been avoided if he was the least bit supportive and responsive when it came to problems with class registration, etc. I never felt like I could come to anyone in that department for support, and I spoke with many others who felt the same exact way. The professors are great however, and you'll learn a lot."
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2018
  • Degree: Mathematics
"WGU I am a current student of WGU. Let me share my experience. As any organization, WGU have pros and cons Pros: They assign u a degree mentor who stay with u during the whole degree. My degree mentor is amazing. She is so helpful. Try to help me as much as she can. Always contacting people in my behalf. Provide a lot of info. She there for emotional support as well. Each course has few course mentors they will assign u one. They also very helpful, they go out of their way to help u. Sometime they answer u during their days off. Cons: Academically: how they set the course? They give you the book and tell you knock yourself out with a little resources. No human lectures. Youll have no idea what to focus on and the course mentor doesnt know these things or they never saw the real test to give you an idea about what to focus on and whats important in the book Quizzes: In the end Or during Every chapter they give you quizzes that has nothing to do with the final exam, not in the same format not even related to the final test it only try to measure your knowledge about the subject. Then it comes only one realistic test to practice on, the pre-assessment. If you fail the the final exam even within one point there is no compromise with a paper or extra credit project to make up for this one point. All the questions in the final test or scenario-based questions they dont give you a direct question. If they messed up on The final they wont fix their mistake they will tell you oops sorry but you have to redo the test. The class that Im taking right now they told me it will be 66 questions and I found out during the test that they increase the number of the questions without notifying me before hand so I had to rush through the test and I end up failing with two points only. Of course they tell me we sorry its our fault but there is nothing we can do youll have to take it again. The system of the college: all the people that you have access to, have no power whatsoever except for giving you advice or support you emotionally. If you ask for the dean of student or anyone with power they will tell you, no such a person exist. its a mechanical system that has no human emotion at all. Degree mentor: they have no power over anything, so if u encounter any problems, all what they can do is to send an email to some department who they dont know anyone in I really do not recommend this university unless you have no other choice"
Dana W.
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2018
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"Brooklyn College is one of the top Suny Schools in New York City. This four-year college has any major that a college student would want to choose from. When I attended Brooklyn College, the classes were flexible to my needs (I worked and attended classes during the day and night). I believe the school also offers online classes now. The application process was pretty simple and they also have the SEEK program for students with great financial need. SEEK students get the first choice when registering for classes. Before I graduated, the school built a brand new dormitory for students, so campus living is also available for out of state students who need it. There are many extracurricular activities to get involved with if you desire to. The professors are very knowledgeable and there are many services available for students; The Writing Center is one that provides assistance with writing. Brooklyn College is accessible to students with physical disabilities also. The campus is gorgeous, the library is full of resources and study rooms, and the Library Cafe (including a Starbucks) was my favorite place to go and is also a great place to go and get work done. In the past several years, they have renovated and updated the school campus to better suit the students. The SUBO student center is a great place to unwind between classes. Overall, I would highly recommend Brooklyn College. Be sure to inquire about the free tuition option New York has recently put in place. I hope my review helps someone."
Minah Azhar
  • Reviewed: 10/10/2017
  • Degree: Finance
"Brooklyn College is a great place to take advantage of your studies. You can achieve anything there. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to learn and is yearning to progress in life. The professors understand their students and are willing to work with them when it comes to assignments. The classes offered are great!"