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

Rafael Rodriguez
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2019
  • Degree: Exercise Science
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"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."
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2018
  • Degree: Mathematics
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"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!"
Andrew Au
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2017
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"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 curricularĀ 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."
Jenny Bates
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Film Production
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"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."
Brooklyn College Review
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
Sheena Jones
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2016
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2016
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"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."