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Old 11-07-2008, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Up North
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Tell me which one I should go to and why.

What makes these two schools diffrent?

I have never been to either of them but I will be moving to Boston in 6 months and I will be planning on going back to school.

I know nothing about these two schools. I don't even know why a city needs TWO community colleges. Thank you!
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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is Mass Bay CC in Boston?? I can't remember. anyways, you forgot about Roxbury Community College in Roxbury, but most people forget about this college, so no major lost.
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts & Hilton Head, SC
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Mass Bay is in Wellesley. You can see it from Rte.9. As far as a choice between Mass Bay and Bunker Hill - Mass Bay would be A LOT better.
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Old 11-08-2008, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Mass Bay is in Wellesley. You can see it from Rte.9. As far as a choice between Mass Bay and Bunker Hill - Mass Bay would be A LOT better.
ok, that's what I thought. I remember when I was looking into community colleges, my choices were basically RCC and BHCC- and RCC kinda sucks!

OP regardless of which CC you choose, check to see what their transfer guidelines are in case you want to transfer to a 4 year school.
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:48 PM
 
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My brother in law has taught at Bunker Hill for years and says that it is not unusual for his hardworking immigrant students to finish their last two years of college at good universities--Harvard included.

Some families plan to send their kids to two years of community college and then finish at a private university to save money.

So it's all what you make of your years at school.
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Providence
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It really depends on what you're majoring in?? Mass Bay is split into two campuses, one in Wellesly and the other in Framingham. If your intention is to go into health care, be advised there are long waiting lists no matter which community college in New England you choose. You should really call the two colleges and and speak with some advisers.
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:29 PM
 
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The is also North Shore CC with campuses in Beverly, Danvers and Lynn. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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I took a few courses at Bunker Hill and found it to be adequate but very poorly administrated. Trying to enroll, schedules classes, get info, transfer credits, it's all a mess. Once that's done the classes were fine. The biggest advantage of BHCC over MB is convenience. BHCC has it's own stop on the orange line - nothing could be easier as a commute if you live in the city. I think the suburban CC's are much better run though. If you can plan to reside conveniently to Mass Bay, I'd choose that. North Shore CC is also a good option, as is UMass Boston or Salem State. Finally don't overlook Harvard Extension University - night school at Harvard for a fraction of the price. Even if you took one class you could tell everyone you went to Harvard!
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:05 PM
 
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how can I check the transfer guidelines if I want to transfer from cc to a 4 year school.
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:15 AM
 
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I took a few courses at Bunker Hill and found it to be adequate but very poorly administrated. Trying to enroll, schedules classes, get info, transfer credits, it's all a mess. Once that's done the classes were fine. The biggest advantage of BHCC over MB is convenience. BHCC has it's own stop on the orange line - nothing could be easier as a commute if you live in the city. I think the suburban CC's are much better run though. If you can plan to reside conveniently to Mass Bay, I'd choose that. North Shore CC is also a good option, as is UMass Boston or Salem State. Finally don't overlook Harvard Extension University - night school at Harvard for a fraction of the price. Even if you took one class you could tell everyone you went to Harvard!
Hey i have tried alot on UMASS but about convinience $$$ a counselor from umass told me that doing the two first year on a CC and then the last 2 year on an University will be the best option for me, that's what i will do BUT im not quite sure of going either to BHCC or Massbay... BHCC its 3.4 mile closer than Massbay but i went to BHCC just to see and everything looks like a real mess, i have told that massbay its cleaner than BHCC and the administration also its better and also good classes... So even though BHCC its closer than Massbay for me... Think will be better going to massbay than BHCC???
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