Berkeley College offers programs in:
- Design Management
- Fashion Merchandising and Management
- Financial Services
- General Business
- Graphic Design
- Health Sciences
- Health Services Management
- Information Technology Management
- Interior Design
- International Business
- Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
- Legal Studies
- Marketing Communications
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding
- National Security
- Patient Care Technician
- Practical Nurse
- Surgical Processing Technician
- Surgical Technology
All of the above! Berkeley offers a range of Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, and Certificate programs, as well as an M.B.A. in Management.
All programs require an internship, job-related assignment, or clinical rotation or practicum, where you can gain valuable career experience.
Berkeley professors are selected for both academic excellence and relevant experience. Many have extensive professional experience in the subjects they teach.
The Berkeley College academic calendar makes it possible to complete an Associate's degree in as little as 16 months. A Bachelor’s degree can be completed in just 32 months. Accelerated degrees are based on continuous enrollment.
Four-year combined B.B.A./M.B.A. option
This special program allows high-achieving students to complete both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in as few as four calendar years, assuming full-time enrollment in three semesters per year.*
*Woodland Park and Online only.
Yes. The Center for Academic Success (formerly the Academic Support Center) is dedicated to engaging with students throughout their academic careers at Berkeley College and supporting their development as successful independent learners. Center services are available to online and on-site students. The Center provides an array of resources and services to support all academic programs and courses. Students have access to both peer and professional tutors, who are available during the day, evenings, and weekends. Center for Academic Success services include:
Allows students to receive asynchronous, email-based feedback on writing, typically within two business days, to help improve their drafts and grow their skills for the future.
Allows students to practice and receive feedback on presentations and public speaking.
Allow professors to partner with Center for Academic Success staff on workshops dealing with:
- Academic writing
- MLA/APA format
- Study skills
- Email etiquette
The average class size at Berkeley College with an 18:1* student-to-faculty ratio, students at Berkeley can receive more personalized attention
*U.S. DOE 2015 Enrollment IPEDS Survey (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)
The Berkeley College Honors Program offers a highly selective, interdisciplinary, and seminar-based educational opportunity to a limited number of high-achieving students. The theme-based academic program of study is designed to give students the opportunity to perform at a higher intellectual level than what is customarily demanded in coursework.
Honors seminars are conducted by senior faculty teams chosen for their subject expertise, their ability to engage students in sustained discussions, and their use of innovative teaching methods and technology.
Honors students also are involved in field trips, plenary sessions, co-curricular activities, and special events. All Honors students must participate in community service projects each year. Honors students are eligible for numerous other opportunities and challenges and receive special recognition at Commencement and on transcripts.
Find out more about the Honors program
Berkeley College maintains a rolling admissions policy. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The Committee on Admissions notifies applicants of a decision as soon as all credentials have been evaluated.
Berkeley College seeks to provide students with an education that balances academic preparation, professional training, and hands-on experience. The College considers students for admission to degree and certificate programs on the basis of future potential, the motivation and interest to succeed in a chosen profession, and past academic achievement.
Graduation from high school or the equivalent and an entrance exam or SAT/ACT scores are basic requirements for admission to degree and certificate programs. Documentation of successful completion of high school or the equivalent must be submitted to the College prior to starting classes. A personal interview is strongly recommended.
SAT/ACT scores are recommended. Placement test scores are also considered for admission.
Campus visits are strongly recommended and can be scheduled on the Berkeley College website or by calling the campus of your choice. For your convenience, open houses are regularly scheduled and include campus tours. Check the website for schedules.
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You will be notified by mail soon after your completed application for admission has been received and reviewed. Be sure to include all required information, as incomplete applications can delay the admissions process.
Yes. Career Services works closely with all students throughout their time at Berkeley. Assistance with creating an online professional profile is just one of the ways we help prepare you to enter the professional world.
Career and job fairs are held regularly and offer opportunities to meet with prospective employers, interview for full- and part-time positions, and make valuable networking contacts.
Berkeley College offers free lifetime career assistance for graduates*
*while the College is in operation
For the fall 2016 semester, full-time undergraduate tuition (12-15 credits) is $11,550. Tuitions vary for certificate and graduate programs and can be found on the Berkeley College website. Berkeley College offers a Tuition Freeze Policy for students who are enrolled full-time in degree programs for two consecutive semesters, beginning with their first semester at the College. Eligible students' full-time tuition rates stay the same as long as the students remain continuously enrolled in degree programs with no more than one semester of absence. The Policy also covers military/veterans readmitted to the same program, for the first academic year in which the student returns. For the complete Tuition Freeze Policy, click here.
Berkeley College offers a range of scholarships to help students with the cost of a college education. These include:
Berkeley College Achievement Award: Incoming full-time and part-time students with a 2.50 grade point average (GPA) or higher will be considered for an award. Achievement Awards are renewable based on the recipient’s cumulative GPA of 2.50 at the end of each academic year. Awards are up to $3,000 per year based on GPA.
Berkeley College Grant: This grant program provides additional assistance to students who demonstrate need after federal and state aid have been exhausted. Students must have a 2.00 cumulative GPA or better. Award amounts vary based on need and enrollment status (full-time or part-time).
Berkeley College Alumni Legacy Scholarship: Up to a 25 percent scholarship, after all other grant aid is applied, will be awarded to full-time students who have had at least one parent, grandparent, or legal guardian graduate from Berkeley College. Legacy Scholarships are renewable based on the recipient achieving a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better at the end of each award period and consecutive term enrollment as a full-time student.
Berkeley College DECA/FBLA/HOSA: Full-time students who have participated in DECA/FBLA/HOSA in high school may be eligible for partial or full-tuition scholarships.
Berkeley College TAP Grant: Full-time students who are eligible for a TAP Grant from New York State may receive a grant of $1,500 per award period from Berkeley College.
Berkeley College Challenge Program: Challenge Program Awards are initially awarded as loans, which are forgiven if a student completes his/her degree. Challenge Program Awards are renewable based on the student’s continued full-time enrollment, successful progress, and continued pursuit of a degree. Awards may be up to $1,275 per year.
Berkeley College International Grant: Students can receive up to 25 percent of tuition, after all other grant aid is applied, based on past academic achievement and financial need if they are not residents of and are not living in the United States. These grants are awarded upon admission to the College. Students must apply for this grant at the same time as they apply for admission. Students who subsequently become eligible noncitizens will no longer receive the International Student Grant but are encouraged to apply for federal and state financial aid.
Berkeley College Law Enforcement Scholarship: Uniformed members of service in the rank of Police Officer through Chief are eligible for half-tuition scholarships. Scholarships are renewable based on the recipient achieving a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better at the end of each award period.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: Transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) are eligible for a scholarship of up to 50 percent of tuition, after all other aid is applied. Students must provide a copy of their PTK certificate. Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.
Berkeley College Presidential Scholarship: Berkeley offers 200 half-tuition scholarships and 10 scholarships providing up to full tuition, which are awarded annually to high school seniors who demonstrate a high level of academic achievement based on their high school GPA. The Presidential Scholarship amount will be determined after all federal/state grants and other scholarships have been applied, and will not exceed the tuition and fees. To be considered for these scholarships, students must complete all admissions requirements by December 15.
Berkeley College Honors Scholarship: Berkeley College offers scholarships to qualified freshman students who demonstrate a high level of academic achievement. Award amounts are based on high school GPA. Scholarships are renewable until receipt of a Bachelor’s degree. To be eligible, students must be accepted into the Honors Program and enroll full-time in one of Berkeley’s Bachelor’s degree programs. For an eligible student who achieved a high school GPA between 3.00 and 3.49, scholarships range up to 50 percent of tuition. For an eligible student who achieved a high school GPA of 3.50 or higher, scholarships range up to full tuition. Scholarships are awarded after all federal and state grants, Veterans Affairs benefits, employer benefits, and other scholarships have been applied (housing, books, supplies, and graduation fees are not included). To maintain the scholarship, students must attend full-time, remain continuously enrolled for each academic term, and maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA.
Berkeley College Transfer Opportunity Program (T.O.P. Scholars): A T.O.P. Scholarship is awarded to an eligible student who completes a Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA), receives a valid Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR), and enrolls full-time in one of Berkeley’s Bachelor’s degree programs after receiving an Associate’s degree from a United States community college. For an eligible student who enters with and maintains a GPA of 2.50, scholarships start at 25 percent of tuition, after all federal/state grants and other scholarships have been applied. A student with a higher GPA may receive as much as 50 percent of tuition.
Berkeley College Active Military Grant: Awarded to active service members who participate in the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Awards are based on the numbers of credits being attempted and the tuition rate.
Yellow Ribbon Grant: Awarded to veterans who have 100 percent GI Bill eligibility. Students receive 50 percent of their balance after all benefits are applied.
OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Part-Time Employment: Students who are interested in part-time employment at local companies, agencies, and organizations while attending Berkeley College are encouraged to seek assistance from the Career Services Department.
More than $51 million in Berkeley College grants and scholarships was provided during the 2015-2016 award year. Some scholarships offer up to full tuition.
The easiest way to apply is online at BerkeleyCollege.edu. If you prefer, you can call Berkeley at 800-446-5400 ext. WBW to request a paper application.
Absolutely! On-site and online help is available to assist you with applying for financial aid.
Recognizing that learning extends far beyond the classroom, a variety of clubs and activities are offered to enhance the educational experience. Each campus schedules a range of student activities—including field trips, guest speakers, social and cultural events, and more.
Athletic programs and recreational activities offer students a great way to get some exercise, as well as develop leadership, sportsmanship, and interpersonal skills through intercollegiate, intramural, and club activities. Intercollegiate teams currently compete in soccer, cross-country, basketball, and tennis.
Academic, social, cultural, and service clubs and organizations are offered on-site and online and reflect a wide range of interests.
A friendly community spirit distinguishes the residence experience at Berkeley College in White Plains. Cottage Place and Sussex House provide furnished housing with kitchens, Wi-Fi, free laundry facilities, and many other amenities and conveniences (including a free membership at a local gym!). Residence Hall grants are available for those who qualify.
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In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments, Berkeley College prohibits discrimination, harassment, and assault based upon sex or gender in its programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the College Title IX Coordinator: Dallas F. Reed, Ph.D., Vice President, Student Development and Campus Life, at 973-278-5400 ext. 4211 or 212-986-4343 ext. 4211, TitleIXCoordinator@BerkeleyCollege.edu; or the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500; Telephone: 646-428-3900; TDD: 800-877-8339; Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.
Berkeley College prohibits discrimination based upon disability in its programs and activities. Questions regarding disability discrimination and requests for accommodations may be referred to the College ADA/Section 504 Coordinators: [NY students] Adam Rosen, Psy.D., 212-986-4343 ext. 4216 or AMR@BerkeleyCollege.edu; [NJ students] Sandra Coppola, Ph.D., 973-278-5400 ext. 1320 or SEC@BerkeleyCollege.edu; [Online students] Katherine Wu, Ed.M., LMHC, LPC, 973-405-2111 ext. 1394 or KNW@BerkeleyCollege.edu; [associates] Karen Carpentieri, Vice President, Human Resources, KJC@BerkeleyCollege.edu, 201-291-1111 ext. 5162.
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