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| I really enjoyed Brookdale, and it really did prepare me for the future. I am now going to TCNJ as a Jr, and I graduated from Brookdale with a 3.7 and an A. A. degree in Psychology. Classes were challenging enough, but they were also interesting and beneficial. People go to Brookdale for a wide variety of reasons, but personally, I went to save money for the first 2 years. I feel that I have gotten my money's worth and learned a lot. Also, all of my credits transfered to my new school fully. |
At Brookdale, the student body is generally nice and diverse. I had people from all ages in my classes, so it did not feel like high school at all. In fact, I was in a more "mature" setting there rather than the one I am in currently. Faculty is approachable and friendly. If you are having a problem, let them know, and they will do all that is in their power to help you. Classes are small, which is good, because professors will know you on a name-basis and be able to help you better.
The only downside to Brookdale is the lack of social opportunities. Like any school, there are opportunities to meet people by getting involved in clubs or by being your friendly self in classes. However, everyone leaves and goes home after classes, which is a disadvantage compared to attend a four-year school. This makes it harder to meet people. I still had friends back at home, so this did not bother me, but if you are looking for a whole new "crowd," Brookdale is probably not the place to go.
Although Brookdale is not for everyone, I generally liked my experience there. The campus is pretty, the professors are helpful and interesting, plus the classes there will prepare you for whatever it is you want to do. I do not regret going there for my first 2 years of college.
|Sep 26 2008|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2008 |
| Brookdale is a great community college to go to if you need a second chance or want to boost up your GPA to transfer. Some of the teachers are top notch and you actually will learn a lot. I got a 3.9 by just doing homework and all of the extra credit. |
I really enjoyed doing homework for some classes. They actually require you to do research and then apply them to a real world understanding. Some of the assignments I had to do required going to town meetings or visiting a local courthouse. I felt like I actually learned something and expanded my intelligence.The social life here is non-existent. Brookdale is high school after high school. Theres still the japs, goths and stuck up rich kids who hang around in cliques. There is not intelligent discussion going on, nor is there a real university setting. Brookdale is situated in Lincroft, which is a suburban town that is leaned more on the rural side. All in all, if you don't have friends who go here already, don't plan on having any social life.
|Feb 21 2007|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| Brookdale was a great community college. Had it been a 4 year school with dorms, I would have gone there for my Bachelors degree. Nice buildings. Pretty campus. Parking is a pain. Nice enviroment to study in. |
|Jan 20 2007|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2008 |