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“Bergen provided me with a strong academic foundation and a set of tools that have allowed me to succeed academically and professionally. Most importantly, my Bergen classmates and professors became a family that have supported my educational growth even after graduation. As a current medical student, I can confidently say that I owe my educational opportunities to my experiences at Bergen.”

– Maria De Abreu Pineda (’14)

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (, a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 13,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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