About Raritan Valley Community College

Founded in 1966, Raritan Valley Community College. is a college. Located in New Jersey, which is a city setting in New Jersey, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 8,226 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Raritan Valley Community College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 127 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Raritan Valley Community College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at RVCC are considered , with ,6% 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 Raritan Valley Community College.

12%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
53%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
12%
“We save it for the classroom”
47%
“Sometimes, but not often”
41%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
29%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
71%
“I feel extremely safe”
64%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
29%
“We bought the gear”
7%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
41%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
53%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
6%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
76%
“They keep regular office hours”
24%
“They”re always available”
88%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
12%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
6%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
88%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
6%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
18%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
59%
“There might be people who do”
24%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
12%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
53%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
12%
“We save it for the classroom”
47%
“Sometimes, but not often”
41%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
29%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
71%
“I feel extremely safe”
64%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
29%
“We bought the gear”
7%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
41%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
53%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
6%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
76%
“They keep regular office hours”
24%
“They”re always available”
88%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
12%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
6%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
88%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
6%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
18%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
59%
“There might be people who do”
24%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Raritan Valley Community College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    12 Students rated on-campus housing 1.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    8 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    19 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    20 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    20 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    20 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    20 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    21 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

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

19 Students rated Raritan Valley Community College

Dana

Raritan Valley Community College is a great school. This is where you go to find yourself, choose a career path, and save a little money while doing so. The professors truly care about every student they teach, the food is amazing on campus, and there is always some event going on. I loved knowing I could pick my own schedule around my jobs and life. Plus, I always felt safe on campus. I would recommend all nearby High School Graduates, still finding themselves, to check out RVCC.

Kirsten

Raritan Valley Community College is a great starter school to jumpstart your educational career! It offers a variety of classes and that will help you get ahead when transferring to a 4 year school. There are so many clubs to get involved in as well! The campus has a nice layout and is easy to navigate. Staff and students are friendly and you can always ask for help. Overall, I am enjoying my time here so far and am looking forward to next semester!

Abigail

I take part in the Honors College at Raritan Valley Community College and overall have a great time. We have multiple trips a semester, and attending community college has allowed me to continue at my current job and save up for when I transfer. RVCC has small class sizes which allows for less distractions, and allows me stay at home and spend more time with my family.

Kyle

I can honestly say I loved all my years at RVCC. The campus is safe, fun, and the teachers and people around to help you honestly care. Most of the professors are fun and understanding when it comes to college life, which helps the transitioning period from high school to college. I would, and have, recommend this school to anyone considering it.

Raritan Valley Community College FAQS

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

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Raritan 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 earnestly ,"It gets better than this." As a miserable high school senior, those words would have meant the world to me. I graduated high school with a terrible GPA and dreaded the community college it had doomed me to. If high school was a horrific holding pen filled with cruel kids, Raritan Valley Community College was someone opening the gate. The freedom of the classes, the different cultures, and the clean slate changed my life. I'm graduating this spring with a 3.7 GPA and new outlook on education in general. A member of Phi Theta Kappa, with good friends, and a dream of becoming a high school English teacher, I hope that someday I CAN have the chance to tell a kid like me, "It gets better than this."

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

    Phi Theta Kappa - International Honors Society for two-year colleges. Student Government Association. There are many other active student groups on campus.

    Read all  7 answers
  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Everyone is friendly and if you ask for help they will gladly help.

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  5. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Raritan is best known for being another two years of high school. Everyone in high schooled described it that way, but I completely disagree. I have felt the classes and experiences I've had were MORE worthwhile than would have had at a four-year institution. Plus, it's about a quarter of the price.

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

    I chose this school my senior year due to the fact that it was a community college and I would be saving a lot of money. If one chooses to attend this school you save money and will get a great education too. If your like me, you will be able to figure out your career path with the wide array of subject choices.

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

    The tuition at Raritan Valley Community College is extremely low and the grade of teaching is very high. I brag often about my tuition compared to that of friends at larger colleges who often are paying two and three times more than my per-semester tuition.

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  8. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    It is a great Community College. There are a lot of opportunities to join clubs, sports, and trips to other universities. The classes are modern size, which I liked. Some teachers are difficult so it is a great idea to find out more about the teacher you are going to take.

    Read all  2 answers
  9. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Unmotivated slacker who did not do well in high school or was "forced" to come to RV after getting kicked out or otherwise stopped attending a four-year school. This is accurate but only to agree. There is a diverse range of students, some of which are highly motivated, talented individuals who go on to schools like U Penn, Cornell and Colombia. Others end up dropping out.

    Read all  2 answers
  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person attending this school should set high standards for themselves and reach for the stars. Your education is everything that you put into it yourself. You will be as successful and intelligent as you allow yourself to be!

    Read all  2 answers
  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Most days it's incredibly hard to find a parking spot during the afternoon hours . I've had to learn when I need to leave early just to have time for finding a spot close to the building my class is in , or if I'm forced to park far away, so I have time to trek to the opposite side of campus.

    Read all  2 answers
  12. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    RVCC has a state-of-the-art campus that offers small class sizes and numerous programs for students wishing to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for today's job market.

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  13. What are the academics like at your school?

    Most of the teachers are great and are really there to help you and get amazing grades. Others, are hard.

    Read all  1 answers
  14. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is that it is close to home and allows me flexibility with my schedule. I have two young children. The college has a day care . This allows me to put my four year old there whlie I take classes. This is a great feature because it has allowed me to get started on my degree while I am home with my kids. This is so important to be able to be a mother and be able to fulfill my dreams of becoming a nurse.

    Read all  1 answers
  15. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Commuting, I believe, was one of the worst things about the school. Its a community college so there is no housing plans. Many college students must take highways in order to get to this school if we dont beat the commuter traffic we get stuck in it.

    Read all  1 answers
  16. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If you're looking for a liberal arts type of education this is probably not the best school for you.

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Student Body

Students

47%

female

53%

male

8,226

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

99%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

N/A

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
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
6%
% Black or African-American
11%
% Hispanic/Latino
20%
% White or Caucasian
49%

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.

46% of students attending Raritan Valley Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 34% were awarded federal grants. While 13% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$5,064

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$2,400

Books and Supplies

$9,000

Room and Board

16,464

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$6,206
$30 - $48K
$6,781
$48 - $75K
$7,686
$75 - $110K
$8,495
$110K & UP
$8,550

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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