About Irvine Valley College

Founded in 1985, Irvine Valley College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 14,147 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Irvine Valley College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 27:1. There are 175 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Irvine Valley College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee54
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at IVC are considered , with ,12% 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.


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Irvine Valley College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    31 Students rated on-campus housing 1.8 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    27 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    44 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    45 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    45 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    44 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    45 Students rated local services 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    45 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Irvine Valley College?

41 Students rated Irvine Valley College

Lana - 08/02/2023

Irvine Valley College is an outstanding community college. The administration is responsive and helpful. I only gave low ratings on Housing and Extracurriculars because this is a commuter college and my classes so far have been online. Otherwise, I would rate this college 5 on any and all categories. Highly recommended.

Aris - 10/14/2020

It features nice facilities and provides an environment where people feel safe and supported. Although the food is not the very best, there are town centers near, where one could go to buy food. Also, the professors are pretty nice and ensure that the students know that they are available to help the students out whenever they can.

Nikhole - 05/26/2020

Irvine Valley College provides a great learning environment for all students and is equipped with wonderful resources to accommodate all students. Professors and faculty on this campus are accessible and prioritize their students' needs and always have their best interests in mind. This community college provides a great deal of support for students, as well as a clean and safe campus.

Adriana - 04/08/2020

Irvine Valley College was never in the books for me. However, after attending an out of state college and realizing it was not my fit, I soon realized IVC would be my next step. I started my second semester of freshman year at IVC. I soon found out that the professors were very caring. They went out of their way to help you and make sure you had everything you needed. However, I felt the opposite of the counseling center. I went in three times with the same question regarding my classes and each time I left confused. I then learned of the student activity center and they were much more help than the counseling center was. Overall, the campus, people, food, and location of the campus is great. Like everything else in life, it has good and bad things.

Irvine Valley College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Irvine Valley College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Irvine Valley 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?

    If I could go back in time I would tell myself that my upcoming college years were going to be the most crucial years that would ultimately determine the rest of my life. I would tell myself how the experience could either be a quick struggle with a great reward, or an endless battle that could consume my life. I would tell myself how many opportunities and how much support exists within college life and that the interactions and friendships made between peers, professors, and counselors would be the most memorable and rewarding. I would tell myself that regardless of the class, task, or assignment, as long as I completely dedicated myself to it, I would succeed. Most importantly, I would tell myself that the learning process was what college was all about. It's about learning how to form interpersonal relationships (even if you don't want to), how to work hard, how to follow through, and how to take what is taught to you and apply it to your life in a positive way.

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

    The worst thing at Irvine Valley College is perhaps petitioning into courses. However, this is a major problem with most of California's schools, that is why I am looking to transfer to a school in Virginia. At Irvine Valley School and many other public schools in California, students run into the problem of attempt to crash or get into a course that they need to graduate that is already full. My advice is not to wait to register for classes and know what classes you need for your major!

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

    Everyone is so smart, I feel like the dumbest person in class. Realistically I am very smart, but so is everyone else here! It's positive and negative. It's great to be surrounded by others who want to be successful too and push me to be better, but it's also frustrating sometimes.

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

    My school has new, upscale facilities and many resources available to help its students their educational goals

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    The faculty is highly recommended for a community college. Most of the professors are fabulous.

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

    A person who is very interested in the "college experience" wouldn't really benefit from this school.

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

    Teachers are great and really care about helping you succeed!

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

    Irvine Valley College has many great Administration of Justice courses, and the professors have experience in the field. There are also many on-line courses offered, which is set up in an easy to maneuver and understand way on the web.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    This school is not limited to one type of person, or one kind. Anyone should come if they think that going back to school would be beneficial for them, and anyone is welcome.

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  11. Describe the students at your school.

    Alot of kids are here to save money on college and on track to better colleges than the ones they were accepted to in high school. I am one of them. So you won't see alot of very financially privileged kids here (they would've already gone to a state college with their parents' money, duh). Some kids are also here because for some reason or other they weren't doing well at their college or they didn't like it there. Personally, I haven't seen alot of LGBT kids. There are very few. IVC is pretty racially diverse, but by quick judgment I think the majority are Caucasians, Asians and Persians. It's really a mixed bag. There are some strange people and there are mostly completely normal people. Especially during night classes there are sometimes middle-aged adults with full-time jobs taking classes, so you might be taking a class with someone who's 60 years old. It's pretty interesting. Most of the students are from around Irvine of course since this is a cc. Since alot of the students are foreign, there tends to be a lot of racially divided groups. However I think this is because of differences in cultural backgrounds and not necessarily racial issues.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Not too sure what is IVC best known for. Personally, I like going there because classes are not as impacted as they are in other community colleges I've attended. Also, the class schedule accomodates my dates and times of availability for online and on campus courses.

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  13. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Uhh this is IVC we're talking about. There IS no student life whatsoever. Unfortunately, people are here just to show up for class to get credit.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Community college can be an extension of high school at times. You get a lot of people who don't know what the heck they're doing, people who are just there because they don't know where else to go after high school. But you also get a lot of smart, serious students looking for a quality but affordable education and wanting to transfer to a "real college" (aka me). At IVC there is a good amount of the latter, and we have a pretty high transfer rate to UCs.

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

    I wish i have learned more about all the programs offered to students to help them with tuition and living expenses. Also all the programs offered by the government to help students get better grades in classes. Housing offered by school or around school with price ranges. Different options for buying books. All financial aid and loans deadlines.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    You can't beat the academics at IVC (community college-wise). The professors care about their students (well...most of them!) and will always be available for help during office hours... Take advantage of them! They can help boost your grade and it will be a good thing that the prof knows you by name. As long as you put in the work, everything should be good. Like I said earlier, some students don't know what the heck they're doing, i.e., they'll be sitting in class staring at their iPad or something. It depends on what class you're taking. Right now, the majority of my Bio 1 class is made up of them. But my Honors Writing 2 class is full of intelligent students who are definitely competent. Don't let other students' behaviors affect yours! If I didn't study in my Bio class like the rest of them, I would undoubtedly be failing this semester. Class participation varies class to class as does studying. Depends on how academically rigorous the class is. The harder classes are usually being taken by people who know they can handle it, and so they participate and ask questions because they are invested in the class. The easier classes are being taken by mostly people who are just getting the credit and cruising through the semester, i.e., not participating unless they are required to.

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  17. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    When I was considering going here during my senior year of high school, I dreaded the idea. While everyone else was going off to big name colleges and making new friends, dorming, partying and getting the full "college experience", I was stuck at home, commuting to a college where I neither knew anybody or desired to know anybody- I thought everyone here would fit under the following categories: "didn't work hard enough in high school", "don't know what the hell they're doing", "drug addicts", and the list goes on. However, I quickly discovered that, if you figure your shit out early (find out where you want to transfer and make sure you get the classes you need to do that), and you're serious and focus on making good grades, it can actually be an enjoyable experience. And I've made a few good friends along the way in my classes- you can always find people with the same goals as you. Also, it feels like a second shot at getting into the top colleges. The colleges I got into during my senior year were not the ones I wanted ideally, and this is my chance to really make top grades, and also very important- figure out what I want to major in. Another tip: Get involved with the honors program. I also applied for financial aid and got my tuition fee waived! And I didn't even think I would get any... Try to do student government. You'll get priority registration (VERYYY HELPFUL during registration!!!) and being a commissioner doesn't take up too much time. One thing I'd change would definitely be the extracurricular programs. I understand that IVC is centered around academics, but there just isn't enough effort being put into student life/organizations. Oh, did I mention I'm saving $100,000 by waiting 2 years to transfer?

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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.

45% of students attending Irvine Valley College receive some sort of financial aid. 29% were awarded federal grants. While 1% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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