I am a proud alumnus from Brooklyn College, to be honest, I kind of loved the place. I spent three years and had a lot of fun there. While I attended, I met a lot of cool people and had a really awesome time. Here are a few of the things that I loved about studying at Brooklyn College.
If you search for the Poor Men’s Harvard on Google, Brooklyn College is bound to show up at the top of your search. Brooklyn College is part of the City University of New York public college system, and is one of the best public colleges you can go to in America. As Brooklyn College was founded to help the children of the working classes get a top quality education, there is very little pretentiousness that you will find in a school that offers a similar quality education. While we are on the topic of education quality, Brooklyn College is one of the best schools in the CUNY System.
When I was at Brooklyn College, many of my professors were proud graduates of schools like Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and the University of Southern California. These are all really good schools, and the result of having great faculty means that students will get a really good education. What is even better, is that many of these professors are happy to meet with you in person during their office hours. Regular attendance at office hours will normally result in a much higher grade than you will deserve sometimes.
Another great thing about Brooklyn College is the campus atmosphere. Brooklyn College is a small commuter school. Nearly all students go home every day after classes. Your classmates will live and socialize all over New York City. If you go to school here, you are likely to see a lot of cool places that you normally wouldn’t see if you went to a school like NYU. Many of your friends will be locals. If you are interested in staying around the campus though, during lunchtime on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, there are common hours when all of the on campus clubs meet. You can have a lot of fun during those hours. You can join clubs including the Photo Club, Religious Clubs such as the Hillel, or you can try your hand at student politics like I did. If you are adventurous you can even join the Ambulance Service. All in all if you want to, you are bound to have a great time at Brooklyn College.
Most colleges tend to have a huge diversity problem. Anyplace that has too many of the same types of people is probably not the most interesting place to be. Fear not, Brooklyn College is perhaps one of the most interesting colleges in the CUNY system. Many of your classmates will come from countries around the world. Their English may not be the best, but you will be able to experience an astounding amount of different cultures just by going into class every day. All in all this makes for a really unique learning environment as everyone will always have a different opinion on different topics.
In conclusion, while nowadays its almost required to have a college degree, you would be best served to get one at a place that is really interesting. If you are looking for a place to go, you should really give Brooklyn College a serious look.