Bergen Community College58 Votes
- Address: 400 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652, USA, United States
- Phone: +1-2014477100
- Tags: Educational Site, Family And Kids
Bergen Community College is a public community college in Paramus, New Jersey. Founded in 1965, the campus of this college is a magnificent one. The architecture, the views, and the huge grounds make this college a popular one among tourists. Though not considered a must-visit place in Paramus, plan a trip to this place if you are looking for something interesting to do in New Jersey.
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Bergen Community College Reviews & Ratings
It astounds me about how little some of this school really cares. First, the Financial Aid department is a joke. Do you want to know when the last day to get a refund is? Wait in line for 30 minutes. Do you need something signed so you can mail it? That takes 5 days and pray they don't lose it, twice. Do you need your funds for books transferred to the bookstore, that takes another day. I registered for fall classes in June, and they don't start until September so why do I need to pay in full in July?!?!? If you don't pay 3 months in advance, your spot is gone. Now the professors. Some of them were good and I learned from them. The rest couldn't give a damn whether you pass or not. No homework? Open notes quiz? TAKE HOME EXAM? I thought this was college? How about when your professors don't post your grades in time so you can register for the next semester? Everything i just mentioned, all happened within my FIRST Year! If you want a mediocre, high school level Gen. Ed classes with fantastic inefficiency, Bergen is the place for you. If care about your education and want to keep your sanity, maybe take yourself elsewhere unless you can't afford it.
Some of the professors are truly remarkable, which begs the question, why BCC? The administration is pure hell to deal with. One user said it's easier dealing with the DMV, I agree. God forbid you have a registration question, or need to speak with an "advisor". You're treated horribly through and through. Every department is dysfunctional, some more than others. The people at IT love condescending you when you have problems with your Bergen portal. Registration is by far the worst, especially when a certain someone gets involved when an employee doesn't know what they're doing. The upside of Bergen is that it's cheap, very cheap, and you'll be reminded that when a stuck up administration official gives you a snobby attitude on why you need to take Success 101 to take an intro class. And there will be nothing you can do about it because she's better than you, and will remind you of that as well. P.S: I used my initials for this review because they will take any negative reviews and interpret it as slandering, and who knows what would happen after that. Also, remarkable professors, you're better than this place :)
I've had nothing but a stellar experience here...Of course it took a while to determine what my major was going to be, but after that I stuck to it "like a fly on sticky paper" and managed to graduate in "1991". At the time back in the late 1980's Bergen Community College was going through some facelifts, renovations and staff changes as well. It takes time for the dust to settle and for change to take place. I enjoyed my time at BCC before the bureaucratic bs started to be the norm...Yes mistakes happen but it's up to the student to rise above the bs.. I used to work at the Tutoring Center with Michelle Sasson and it shaped my view as to how tutorial aides assist students in their academic pursuits of greatness. I also miss the good ole days of my professor's stating the obvious..."Without Risk there is no Reward"...
I will never. In my life. EVER recommend ANYONE to attend this college. EVERY.SINGLE.SEMESTER. something has gone wrong with my classes. The majority of the professors are great, they may have high standards, however they always grade fairly. The reason I am writing this review is because I just spent a little over 2 thousand dollars on four classes in the spring 2 semester. Which runs from 3/18-5/7. I had signed up for other classes that began in Feburary, however I could not get the money together in time, so I dropped them before they even started. I just went to begin my classes today. After checking MULTIPLE times over the past weeks, making sure that my payments went through (which they did), I couldn't understand why two of my classes were not showing up on my account. THEY APPLIED MY MONEY TO THE TWO CLASSES THAT I DROPPED OVER A MONTH AGO. The classes did not even start when I withdrew from them. I HADN'T EVEN PAID FOR THE CLASSES YET BECAUSE I DIDN'T HAVE THE FUNDS. I am so beyond frustrated with this school and every time I attempt to talk to a financial advisor I walk out more confused than before. I am DONE.WITH.THIS.SCHOOL. I was supposed to graduate this semester and due to THEIR ERROR, I will have to continue my studies into the summer.
I swear I had better professors there than to the prestigious university I transferred to! And many of them were adjuncts- but simply outstanding! The professors teach with a passion you don’t often find in other schools. I enjoyed my time there and saved a lot of money. After all, it’s where you GRADUATE from that counts right?