About Illinois Valley Community College

Founded in 1924, Illinois Valley Community College. is a college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 3,206 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Illinois Valley Community College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 76 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Illinois Valley Community College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered , with ,1% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Illinois Valley Community College.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    3 Students rated on-campus housing 1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    2 Students rated off-campus housing 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    5 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    5 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    5 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 80 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    5 Students rated school activities 3 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    5 Students rated local services 2.6 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    5 Students rated academics 4.6 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.

Illinois Valley Community College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Illinois Valley Community College?

6 Students rated Illinois Valley Community College

Jentsie - 02/16/2023

A lot of people in the area take IVCC for granted because it is a two-year college, not a four-year university. However, this isn’t a fair description of the college because it provides way more than meets the eye! Illinois Valley Community College provides great academics, extracurriculars, and opportunities that help students improve and succeed on their journey to obtaining a degree. The teachers are all very friendly and easy to talk to whether it be about schoolwork or off-topic conversation. Since the campus is smaller than a big university, it’s easy to find your way around between classes and find good spots to study or hang out with friends. IVCC also provides a lot of extracurriculars and groups for students to join and make a difference on campus. Student government, college democrats, college republicans, gender-sexuality alliance, agriculture club, and Hispanic leadership team are all great examples, and there are dozens more clubs that I could go over! These clubs are frequently advertised around campus and work well with students’ schedules so that everybody is able to participate if they want to. One thing about IVCC that I have found really helpful is its dedication to making campus life accessible to everyone. IVCC has a Center for Accessibility and Neurodiversity, a place that you can go to if you have any issues with mental disorders or learning disabilities and need certain accommodations for your classes. The main office for it is located right on the main floor and is open every day for students. Not only does IVCC offer this, but they also have other accommodations such as loans for gas, food, or rent off-campus as well as project success. Project Success is a program that works hands-on with first-generation students, low-income students, or students with disabilities to ensure that they are able to graduate IVCC with little to no issues. I personally haven’t needed Project Success, but I do know that a lot of students on campus utilize it and are extremely thankful! Overall, Illinois Valley Community College may be in the middle of rural Illinois and not have on-campus housing like a four-year university does, but it does offer experiences and opportunities to ensure that anybody can thrive and succeed on campus and graduate with a positive outlook on their future. Their slogan is 100% true: No place so close could take you so far!

Emmy - 07/09/2019

I started at IVCC in Spring of 2016, and I took some classes at the Ottawa Center which was nice. The smaller class sizes allowed for a more close knit learning environment. I enjoyed my time at IVCC and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in an Associates Degree. It is a great value.

KACIE - 07/21/2018

Illinois Valley Community College is great for a variety of traditional and non-traditional students. The faculty is extremely accessible and friendly. The student population is not overwhelming and it is not difficult to find clubs and organizations to join.

Michael - 05/21/2018

Illinois Valley Community College is an incredible school for an incredible price. My experience has been extremely positive and I have met amazing people there including some professors. I can look back and say I made the right choice by going there right after high school.

Illinois Valley Community College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Illinois Valley Community College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Illinois Valley Community College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would encourage myself to follow my dreams and not let the fear of the unknown scare me. Unfortunately I learned the hard way and took many classes toward a major I didn't even really want to do, because I was scared that becoming a nurse would be "too hard". Fortunately I figured out what I wanted to do, and hope to be accepted into the fall 2010 nursing program at my school.

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  3. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Before I came to Illinois Valley Community College, I wish i would have known that the classroom numbers are not in order and that the girls bathroom is all the way upstairs. It is confusing trying to find your class on your first day and you often get lost and you should go to the bathroom before shool to save you time.

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  4. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I honestly believe that everyone can achieve at Illinois Valley Community College. After high school I decided to venture away from home to a University, this decision was not in my best interest contrary to my belief. At the University I attended I had a hard time received one on one help and struggled greatly in my classes due to the extensive projects assigned. I decided to come home and try something different after the first two months of being at that University. IVCC gives the help a student needs when they do not know where to begin.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school provides a quality education to students whether they plan to head into the real world as working adults or transfer to a university to continue their education.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    my classmates are fun and out going.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It was smaller than the other schools I considered, and due to the smaller class sizes, I believe IVCC has been a great transition for me. IVCC also offers great and free resources, such as tutoring, to students. The book rental program has saved many students, as well as myself, a lot of money. We are also able to talk and take food in the college's library.

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school would be that everyone is in a clique. From the moment you walk into the doors, you can see who everyone is. You have each high school that has flowed into the community college seperated. From each high school, then you have each high school group; for example, the art kids, the popular kids, the jocks, the nerds. If everyone could just join together, it would be a much better school.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    People who want to better themselves and be challenged intelectually should attend my college.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    It is known as one of the better Community Colleges in the area. The teachers are always available during thier office hours and are willing to help with any problems you have.

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  11. What's unique about your campus?

    Sustainability, is what I consider the best thing about IVCC.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    That I am in my second year of college and still hold a 4.0 GPA, that not many of the people I know can hold that high of a GPA, and that I intend to keep that GPA at 4.0 until the day of my graduation from IVCC.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school would be the set up. There is really no given set up, you have the A, B, C, D, and E buildings but they are in no sort of order. Not to mention the parking lots which are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 but are definitly not in that order. This is an educational facility, there should be some organization in these simplicities.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

65% of students attending Illinois Valley Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 56% were awarded federal grants. While 10% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$30 - $48K
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$110K & UP

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