Irvine, CA
Irvine Valley College


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Recent Reviews

Melissa
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Prior to attending Irvine Valley College, I had low expectations seeing as it is a community college. I can easily say that t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Prior to attending Irvine Valley College, I had low expectations seeing as it is a community college. I can easily say that this college exceeded my expectations, the professors really do want to see the students succeed and are willing to go out of their way to do so. I would whole heartedly recommend Irvine Valley College to all graduating high school students.

Ian
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While it is frustrating that I cannot study my major here, which is computer science, because our curriculum falters in that ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

While it is frustrating that I cannot study my major here, which is computer science, because our curriculum falters in that department, it makes up for with good math classes, clean facilities, and educated teachers. Although Saddleback has better equipment, I feel it is cleaner and safer here than it is there and it is a better commute.

Amaya
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I enjoy IVC because it provided me various opportunities to grow as a student and person. Such as Homecoming Queen (where I ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I enjoy IVC because it provided me various opportunities to grow as a student and person. Such as Homecoming Queen (where I received a $1000 scholarship), Student Government (Senator of Humanities), campus tour guide and so many more. When I first came to IVC I was extremely shy and introverted, but IVC had too many opportunities for me not to take one. What I like most about the school is the professors because they are very personable and they're passionate about what they do. I always found learning in school a challenge because I'm a visual learner but in many of my classes there were field trips that helped me understand the curriculum. A downside to IVC is the lack of parking the campus has but what school doesn't have this isue. Also the cafeteria has the worst food. It's only good to buy snacks. Luckily IVC is in the middle of five shopping centers so there's plenty of restaurants to choose from that are less than 10 minutes away. Something special about IVC is that they truly try to help students make their college education experience affordable, so they offer a lot of free tutoring opportunities, laptop loans for a semster, free bus passes or parking permits. If you're looking for an inexpensive but quality education Irvine Valley College is the place for you!

Areeba
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Luis
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I believe Irvine Valley College has a great environment for students to learn. I have not attended yet but I have gone to ori...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe Irvine Valley College has a great environment for students to learn. I have not attended yet but I have gone to orientation for the college for the GAP 4+1 program. I received a tour of the campus and it left me with a good feeling that I will be attending there for the future to come. I believe Irvine Valley College will provideba great experience for me.

Brianna
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I am currently going to be graduating in the honors program and am very impressed by how helpful and reliable professors and ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am currently going to be graduating in the honors program and am very impressed by how helpful and reliable professors and honors counselor's are. They have helped me grow into a more intellectual and mature individual and made classes enjoyable and motivating.

Jan Nathaniel
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Great school, many people in this city shun going to community college to start, but I think it's a great stepping stone to h...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great school, many people in this city shun going to community college to start, but I think it's a great stepping stone to higher education. Saving money should be a concern, not having a "brand name" college on your resume. For me personally, community college was the start of saving money for the long haul of becoming a doctor. With the inevitably large debt, towering over my future as a doctor, this step is the biggest step in keeping up with the bills. At first, I was a bit frustrated that I couldn't get into the school I aimed for, regretful of not going to university. But after being in Irvine Valley College, it really goes to show just how much money I’ve been saving my parents. Comparing unit prices, forty-six dollars per unit is nothing compares to the two hundred or so dollars per unit at UCI, my target school and soon to be transferring to school. Along with this, I’ve managed to get a few scholarships here and there at IVC, most notably a one thousand dollar one from IVC itself. After all those bigger steps, some small steps I’ve taken include working for a little bit, as mentioned in my job portion of the application. Another “job” is my work as a pianist at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Cypress. I earn about one hundred and fifty dollars each Sunday, playing hymns. This job was, and is much more agreeable than martial arts job, and this one has been going on for a couple years now, playing a Sunday every month or two. Some of the other steps on a very basic level include not eating out as often, making a budget with the money I do earn, helping my parents pay for groceries and small purchases. All of these work together to minimize money troubles now, in view of the later debts to come from medical school. I have IVC to thank for my future career.

Collette
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Irvine Valley College is definitely a well-rounded school and the professors truly do care about your education and succeedin...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Irvine Valley College is definitely a well-rounded school and the professors truly do care about your education and succeeding onto greater things in life. The LGBT+ Community is treated tremendously equal like everyone else.

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it's a good space to develop and learn and professors are generally nice. there's a lot of greenery and it's a nice area. the...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

it's a good space to develop and learn and professors are generally nice. there's a lot of greenery and it's a nice area. there's a no smoke policy and a couple of gender neutral bathrooms; IVC is really big on inconclusiveness and representation so if you belong to any minority group there'll be something for you there.

Courtney
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IVC is the best community college for transferring students in the state of California. That's a fact from the state, but it'...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

IVC is the best community college for transferring students in the state of California. That's a fact from the state, but it's also true when you're there. Professors really care, and can give you good connections. A lot of professors are from UC-Irvine, which many students also attend. This makes it so you can have good relationships with professors since you might come in contact with them again. The campus is 100% clean, the surrounding area is 100% clean, and there's loads of shops and great housing options. It's a great 2 year campus and it's also a sister school of the larger Saddleback College, which students from IVC are also welcome to register for those classes during the same registration window.

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