Berkeley draws its unique strength from balancing academic preparation, professional training, and hands-on experience. Since its inception, the College has evolved and expanded to be recognized as a premier educator in preparing men and women for careers.
Berkeley's commitment to excellence constitutes the primary objective of the College. Small classes, individualized advisement and counseling, and the development of the student's creative and analytical skills support this commitment. Because Berkeley believes that teaching should encompass both a conceptual and practical perspective, faculty members are selected for both their academic credentials and their professional experience. Their experience in business brings an added intellectual reality to the classroom, resulting in a challenging and stimulating learning environment.
Berkeley prides itself on its strong connection to the business community, a partnership that has been fostered and cultivated for more than 75 years. This relationship, along with Berkeley's exceptional reputation, attracts a wide variety of employers. These business experts work closely with the faculty to design the College's programs to ensure that the professional skills students learn are those that are in demand today. Degree programs include formal internships, providing students with invaluable work experience within their career field, a network of business connections for the future, and assistance in defraying college costs.
Berkeley College is a coeducational college. The most popular majors are Fashion Marketing & Management, Management, and Accounting.
Berkeley College is comprised of seven diverse locations in New York and New Jersey plus an outstanding online program, giving students the choices and opportunities of urban and suburban settings as well as distance learning. Common to all of the campuses is easy access to New York City and the unparalleled educational, professional, and cultural resources the City offers. All Berkeley campuses are within 40 minutes of New York City’s museums, Broadway theaters, concerts, ballet, sporting events, historic sites, and more. While each has its own distinctive qualities, together they form Berkeley College - an expansive academic community dedicated to excellence in education and to preparing students for successful careers in business.
Students at the Midtown Campus in New York City and Lower Manhattan Extension Center can enjoy internships at nearby corporations on Fashion Avenue, and in the Financial District. The Westchester Campus in White Plains, New York, is easily accessible from major highways and within easy walking distance of train and bus terminals.
The Garret Mountain Campus, in West Paterson, New Jersey, is situated on a lush mountaintop near Little Falls and is minutes from the Garden State Parkway, Interstate 80, and Routes 3 and 46. The Middlesex Campus in Woodbridge, New Jersey, is located directly across from the train station. The Bergen Campus, in Paramus, New Jersey, is minutes away from the area's business district, great restaurants, beautiful parks, and major highways and public transportation. The Newark Campus in Newark, New Jersey, is in the central business district and accessible from New Jersey's best public transportation system.
Students who enroll in Berkeley College Online™ enjoy access to 18 distinctive programs, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, plus the same high-quality classes and support services, including an online library, Academic Support Center, and student community, as on-site students.
Career specialists work with students on an individual basis to obtain internships and full-time positions that are best suited to students' majors, interests, and abilities. Interviews are scheduled in a variety of fields. Most importantly, Berkeley College achieves a consistently high graduate employment rate year after year in the students' fields of study.
6% live in campus housing
Some locations offer intercollegiate sports while other locations provide students the opportunity to engage in club sports or intramural events.
Open tryouts are offered for the varsity-level programs.
The Bachelor's and Associate's degree programs offered at Berkeley College reflect the constantly changing pattern of the business world. Comprehensive yet flexible, they provide the knowledge and professional skills necessary to launch a successful new career or move to a higher level in a current job. Berkeley's year-round quarter system enables full-time students to complete a Bachelor's degree in as little as 3 years and an Associate's degree in only 18 months. Students can attend classes during the day, evening, weekends, or online, and full-time or part-time, with a schedule that best meets their needs.
When I came to Berkeley College, I found the curriculum was exceptional. I enjoyed taking classes with professors who were in the corporate world prior to teaching. They always brought great insight and energy to the classes. They challenged the students to do better and keep going until reaching the targeted goals. I have some friends who went to the best business schools and others who chose to stay close to home and attend the local community colleges. In both cases, I feel that I received a more practical approach to business. The realistic approach Berkeley provides its students better prepares them for corporate America. Berkeley students are not afraid to get their hands dirty and prove themselves. I've gladly placed numerous Berkeley students as interns at Pfizer.
– Fernando J. Villegas, B.S., Busines Administration - Management (2001), Marketing Manager, Pfizer Inc. (2007)