Bucks County Community College in Newtown, PA
275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA. 18940
  • As someone who had formerly attended an expensive private college that had all the frills of upper-middle class secondary school, I was astonished to be impressed with Bucks County Community College (BCCC)
  • The library is definitely worth the time of any student who attends here
  • One of the main reasons to consider BCCC is the price
  • That's nothing when you check out the costs of any other post-secondary institution, I guarantee you
  • It's the only part of being a community college that BCCC couldn't avoid

    • by Lisa B
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      As someone who had formerly attended an expensive private college that had all the frills of upper-middle class secondary school, I was astonished to be impressed with Bucks County Community College (BCCC).

      BCCC is not your typical community college, most likely because it is located in the heart of Bucks County, a wealthy area that many young couples flock to for its legendary school district. As a result, BCCC has many “frills” that other community colleges do not, such as a wealth of extracurricular activities, school-sponsored ’student events’ (ex: free coffee and doughnuts during exam week), and many guest speakers.

      When it comes to classes, BCCC employs some great professors. I have had 9 different teachers so far, and I can say with confidence that only one of them had no clue what she was doing. The other eight were helpful,


      flexible, and willing to assist any student who comes to them with a question. Probably the worst thing was that I had to work hard so I wouldn’t disappoint them! Each professor was well-established in the field, with many originally coming from places like the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton. When asked, they’ll tell you that they didn’t like the “uppity” atmosphere and decided to come back to their home county to relax a little- and teach on the side at the local community college.

      The library is definitely worth the time of any student who attends here. There are three floors of books intermixed with areas for groups studying and plenty of nooks for whoever wants to go at it alone. There are also rows and rows of computers that your student ID number and password logs you into. If ...


      • there are no computers free (as is often the case!), you can always borrow a laptop from the front desk and use it for as long as you’d like to get some work done. Wireless internet is everywhere, so I often take advantage of it by using one of the library-loaned laptops to find myself a quiet study spot.

        Other colleges don’t mind the community college credits once they learn you were at BCCC. That’s probaby the best part. I intend to transfer into Thomas Jefferson Universitiy’s nursing program, and the admissions counselor lit up when she learned where I was getting my prerequisites done.

        One of the main reasons to consider BCCC is the price. For in-county residents, each credit is a measly $100 a pop. That’s nothing when you check out the costs of any other post-secondary institution, I

        guarantee you.

        The only downsides I can find are the bookstore, where everything is overpriced like crazy, and the fact that there is no decent place to eat within walking distance. Driving five minutes, however, will get you to Chicfilet, Applebees, and the cute little village of Newtown. It’s an awesome location if you like hiking, too, with Tyler State Park literally one minute down the road.

        A last negative: the people. Because BCCC has about a 97% acceptance rate, many of the people you will encounter here will quite likely be young single mothers, young married mothers, kids who almost failed high school, middle-aged spouses who want to switch careers, and elderly folk who take the classes for free. Most of them are nice, but some of them are weird/awful. It’s the only part of being a community college that BCCC couldn’t avoid.

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