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Berkeley College - education

Stay away. They lied to me about financial aid. Currently being sued by the city of new york. Cities rarely sue colleges, but new york has received so many complaints against for-profit institutions that it brought a complaint friday against berkeley college new york in state court.

The new york city department of consumer affairs filed a lawsuit against berkeley for deceptive and predatory lending.

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The COO, Maureen, on the Dover Campus is ignorant, rude, racist and overall a horrible person. She screams at her staff and doesn't care about the students. Dean Scalici is not much better. What are they thinking putting people like this in charge of a college campus? It's no wonder Berkeley is struggling and getting so many negative reviews.

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DO NOT GO to Berkeley College! This is a genuine warning for college seekers. Five Reasons Why You Should NOT go to Berkeley College 1. Very expensive 2. Not a recognized/reputable college 3. Poor administration 4. Always being investigated 5. Remedial education I regretfully attended Berkeley College like many others. High school students, transfer...

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This school is not what it is advertised just look at the statistics. The staff particularly from Housing are very unprofessional and rude. The security staff are the same as the housing staff members rude and racist. I would not advise coming through those doors by your self or meeting with staff members by your self it is a recipe for disaster. The people...

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Please be careful when living on campus at this school. The staff including the building security are very rude and racist. Do not ever meet with one of the staff members alone while you are living on campus if they invite you because they will mistreat you. I f they kick you out they will not refund your money and continue harassing you via letters and phone calls from a collection agency.

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Please be careful when living on one of the campuses at this school. The staff particularly are very rude and racist. Do not ever meet with any of the staff members alone while you are living on campus if they invite you because they will mistreat you. If they kick you out they will not refund your money and continue harassing you via letters and phone calls.

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First, let me state that I have already graduated and didn't realize until now that Berkeley College was the worst decision of my life. Please note that it is a private school so your education will cost you & the government, (provided you can get financial aid) around 100K. I owe 35K in loans as of right now, when that is the total price for universitie...

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Seeing the other complaints about Berkeley College and Paul Hebert in particular has given me the courage to write this. It also made me realize that what happened wasn't my fault. I worked for Paul Hebert in the ASC (tutoring center) while I was a foreign student -- I have since had to leave the country and go home (partly because of this) -- while I wa...

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Berkeley College - abuses veterans' benefits

I am a Veteran and I attended Berkeley from Jan 2011 to about March 2011. The VA said that Rachel Hodgson the ceritfying official for military veterans sent in three WPs...meaning I withdrew from the classes. I NEVER withdrew. When I called her, she said that they were audited and that they had to send in all the withdrawals for their school. Now the VA is witholding my disability benefits and is saying that I owe them over $14, 000! This is insane! This school is a serious scam. I never even received any state benefits or any sorts. And sometime last year, they claimed that I owed that $250 which I paid because it ended up going into collections. Now my status is that I have to now go ahead and request that the debt is waived by the VA or I would have to end up having a certain percentage being deducted from my benefits monthly. This is obviously a practice that has been occurring where they are abusing veterans and our benefits. STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL IF YOU ARE A VET!

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Berkeley College - telemarketing

This *school* keeps calling my house. I've logged a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission each time because my number is on the Do Not Call list, and I keep asking them to stop calling. These people continue reading from their scripts till I hang up on them. Are they using *students* for this?

I don't know how these things are done in this day and age since my degree was attained years ago, but I wouldn't have chosen one based on the level of harassment this *school* is giving me. If I had younger children, I would not pay to send them to Berkeley to become spend their evenings telemarketing.

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Mar 19, 2012 11:19 am EDT

If the school recruits so hard, its a sign they're trouble. I transferred from B to hunter, and Im so much happier here. Has hunter ever called you to pitch?

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I have several female friends just graduated from Berkeley College in New York. They were SEXUALLY HARASSED by their English tutors. Stay away from this college!!! this oneguy Paul Hebert is so mean to his students but all the girls are all over him. They buy him food and giftcards and they promise him things (like SEX). He dates them.. I know of more than...

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Berkeley College - worst college for military veterans

Berkeley college is the worst for veterans. I server my country for 9 years and decide to use my 9/11 Gi Bill, the paper work went very slow to process and their Veteran department consist of only one person of Rachael Hudson to handle hundreds of Veterans which mean I never got paid on time and everything was slow for us veterans. I was also eligible for state and federal grants and didn't receive it for 6-8 months because they wanted to keep the money has long as they can for their budge purpose. I finally got paid after many emails and phone complaints but this proves if you don't speak up Berkeley college will take your grants and Veterans benefits. The main complaint I have is the withdraw process, after 3 weeks of class the teachers are not obligated to take attendance and in this case i was withdrew because of my low grade but yet i had attended every class, so because of this unfair withdraw that i am fighting with the Gi Bill that i did attend the classes, Miss Rachael Hudson the only VA rep in that school decide to get revenge on me because of all my complaints and all other political reasons that school has. Can you believe Berkeley college just withdraw me because they want their school reputation to have good grades. They prefer to lie to keep their reputation. I could type all day about the bad 9 month experience has a Veteran, I was taken advantage financially, I was withdrawn for their own grade purpose, Their VA rep has no Military background and never care for us Veterans to process our paperwork fast enough and take care of our other grants that was not military related, Their teachers are not understanding of at all and doesn't have to take attendance after 3 weeks which means they have the power to say 'withdraw' if they feel their class grade point average is getting low. AND THE BEST PART IS, their staff will never help you with any information, their adviser will protect their own job rather than help you with some information that will help you if you have a problem with the school. My problem was with the withdraw process and i try to talk with advisement, student service, student accounts, teachers and even financial aid and NOT ONE PERSON would help me because if they gave out the wrong information they would get in trouble so in the end is, forget the students let them figure things out on their own. I am currently going to Mercy College which is one of the top military friendly college and so far the support is great. VETERANS STAY AWAY FROM BERKELEY COLLEGE, they don't care about us Veterans and their rep Rachael Hudson has no military background and no understand and is one person trying to handle hundreds of Veterans, they just send me an email if i wanted to come back. To pay $7000 per semester that's only two and half months long, they are crazy. NOT A MILITARY FRIENDLY COLLEGE, PLEASE STAY AWAY

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Jan 20, 2016 1:27 pm EST
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Thank You for reporting this no one should be subject to this type of treatment especially VETS who have served our country.

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Dec 03, 2012 1:45 pm EST
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OMG! I this couldnt be more on point. I too am a Veteran and I attended Berkeley from Jan 2011 to about March 2011. The VA said that Rachel Hodgson the ceritfying official for military veterans sent in three WPs...meaning I withdrew from the classes. I NEVER withdrew. When I called her, she said that they were audited and that they had to send in all the withdrawals for their school. Now the VA is witholding my disability benefits and is saying that I owe them over $14, 000! This is insane! This school is a serious scam. I never even received any state benefits or any sorts. And sometime last year, they claimed that I owed that $250 which I paid because it ended up going into collections. Now my status is that I have to now go ahead and request that the debt is waived by the VA or I would have to end up having a certain percentage being deducted from my benefits monthly. This is obviously a practice that has been occuring where they are abusing veterans and our benefits. STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL IF YOU ARE A VET!

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I really wish I had reviewed my options before I decided to go with Berkeley College (no not UC Berkeley). The level of education was ok, I don't think it was the worst and it certainly wasn't the best. Since I took all my classes online the degree of difficutly was a little higher than campus classes. What really aggravates me is the amount of money thi...

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Do not choose this school if you expect a positive response from prospective employers. Do not attend Berkeley College (Berkeley College of Business) if you want anything more than a "crackerjack" education for an inflated price. I spent four years of my life at this school, primarily due to my schedule and home life. The only thing I can about Berkeley i...

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Staff is rude, they never return phone calls, do no know how to answer questions and the credits I earned did not transfer to Bergen Community College. Only 7 of 21 credits transfered. I got a B+ in English Comp I at Berkley, but no one will accept the credit and I had to take it over at Bergen CC. TWO of Berkeley's English (I and II) equals only ONE of...

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The staff at this college are ridiculous, even the dean herself. They are the most unhelpful, uninsightful, ignorant group of human beings I have ever had the displeasure of dealing with. They love wasting your time and helping you get absolutely nothing done. They will do anything and everything in their power to shower with praises to lure you in. Once...

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