About Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Founded in 1966, Kalamazoo Valley Community College. is a college. Located in Michigan, which is a city setting in Michigan, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 8,549 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Kalamazoo Valley Community College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 119 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Kalamazoo 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 KVCC are considered , with ,4% 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.

STUDENT LIFE

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

14%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
7%
“We save it for the classroom”
29%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
21%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
79%
“I feel extremely safe”
25%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
38%
“We bought the gear”
38%
“We live for the big game”
7%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
7%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
43%
“They”re always available”
57%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
29%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
14%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
43%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
43%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
14%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
36%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
64%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
14%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
7%
“We save it for the classroom”
29%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
21%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
79%
“I feel extremely safe”
25%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
38%
“We bought the gear”
38%
“We live for the big game”
7%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
7%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
43%
“They”re always available”
57%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
29%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
14%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
43%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
43%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
14%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
36%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
64%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Kalamazoo Valley Community College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    10 Students rated on-campus housing 1.8 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    4 Students rated off-campus housing 4.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    14 Students rated campus food 3.9 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    14 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    14 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    14 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    14 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    14 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

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

20 Students rated Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Kyra

It's what's to be expected of a community college. It's not bad. The classes are small and personal. It feels like a close community, but it might be harder to make friends here as opposed to a four year college because no one lives on campus. The teachers usually know what they're doing and are happy to help.

Avalon

I dual-enrolled at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. I spent four years total there. Of my 93 credits, and 29 classes, only a few of my professors hadn't either previously or currently taught at Western Michigan University. Therefore, I essentially received a Western Michigan University education at a community college price. Overall, I acquired an amazing education, met a lot of wonderful people, both peers and professors, and learned valuable information both in a classroom setting as well as "real world" experience.

Patricia

It's a great college! The professors are always available to students after class hours, there are always events going on, whether it's a choir concert, a student seminar, or a meet in the library. The atmosphere is so nice and you never feel like you don't belong there.

Lindsey

I would recommend it to anyone starting off college from high school. I have only been there for one semester because I just changed my profession and KVCC does not provide it, which is cosmetology. I always feel safe. There are emergency phones scattered around every corner of the building, there are emergency poles in the parking lots under almost every light, and to pick up the phone or press the button, someone is there within 30 seconds to a minute of getting the notification. I have wonderful teachers and they are available to me whenever needed and everything is at easy access.

Kalamazoo Valley Community College FAQS

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

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Kalamazoo 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 tell myself many things, but a lot of those would be pointless. I think the most important things in life are those learned from your experiences. It's important to let yourself mess up once in a while, otherwise you have nothing to learn from. If you do everything perfect , you have nothing to improve upon and that makes life pretty boring. I was a terrible student in high school, in fact I was a class short at the end of my senior year and had to continue throughout the summer and didn't graduate on time with the rest of my class. While this was a huge mistake on my part, it's important to note that now, my education is the most important thing to me. I maintain a 4.0 GPA now, I was lucky if I had a 2.0 my senior year. I truly appreciate what I have now and value the things around me, if I could go back in time, I would encourage myself to at least graduate on time, but I would never take away the experiences that made me who I am today.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Everyone that I have had an opportunity to interact with, has been very outgoing and helpful.

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

    Affordable with a variety of programs.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    Kalamazoo Valley is a great two year community college. Individuals come here from all walks of life. The support system that Valley offeres it's students is phenomenal. Counselors and teachers make an effort to remember names and faces. Each student has a guidence counselor who will make weekly phone calls to the student just to make sure everything is going well and that they are still continuing down the path that reaches there goals. Kalamazoo Valley not only teaches a curriculum, but more importantly, valley teaches each individual how to get to the next place independently and confidently.

    Read all  5 answers
  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Under motivated people that think Community College will be easy.

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

    I brag that my school is very hands on. Most of my teachers are great ones and also teach at different universities. It's a smaller college, so their is more one on one time, with teacher to student. I feel like the education I recieve is a great one and I learn a lot. I also like the different learning techniques that the teachers teach us, to understand in a much easier way.

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

    The most frustrating thing about attending Kalamazoo Community College is having to deal with the extremely rude Registration and Financial Aid office workers. They are there to help out KVCC students but seem to just want to get paid and be done with the day. That is why I am going into business, so I can make a change in customer service.

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

    The worst thing about the school I am attending would be the way the building is set up. The building is much like a maze in that I have to go down multiple coridors to get to my class. However, with that being said, the teachers are great, everyone is very friendly and helpful, and I feel like all of the teachers and staff are there to help me do my very best.

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

    The professors are more personal they are someone how you wouldn't tell your personal problems, but you could express your concerns about the classes and they are willing to pay you the attention you deserve . Basically they treat you like a human being rather then just another brat college kid.

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

    Before I came to this school, I wish I had known more about my major, and what I really wanted to go into. I really was not sure what I wanted to do, but if I had knew that, I would been more prepared for the studies.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    KVCC is best known as being a great starting place for college students because it is much less expensive than a traditional four year university.

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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who doesn't know what they want to do yet, someone who is looking to only be in college for two years or less, or someone who wants to get their basic classes out of the way for a lower price.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

52%

female

48%

male

8,549

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

96%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

20

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
13%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
73%

TUITION & AID

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.

78% of students attending Kalamazoo Valley Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 54% were awarded federal grants. While 28% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$7,150

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,800

Books and Supplies

$4,194

Room and Board

13,144

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$3,149
$30 - $48K
$4,222
$48 - $75K
$6,452
$75 - $110K
$8,160
$110K & UP
$8,971

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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