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Founded in 1964, Rock Valley College. is a college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 7,699 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The Rock Valley College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 159 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Rock Valley College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at RVC are considered , with ,10% 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 Rock Valley College.
16 Students rated on-campus housing 1.8 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.
13 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
26 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.
27 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.
27 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.
27 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
27 Students rated local services 3.4 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.
27 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.
25 Students rated Rock Valley College
Rock Valley College is a very good, low-cost option with some amazing professors who are willing to help you every step of the way. There are many advisors willing to help you with your credits, and if you're not sure what classes you need to be taking for your specific degree, just ask! Rock Valley has many great resources to help you with whatever you may be struggling with on campus!
Rock Valley College has amazing facilities. The Jacobs center (the science building) is updated and modern. The tuition is really reasonably for the education you are receiving here. The professors genuinely care about their students succeeding. Also I always feel safe on campus especially because we have our own police on campus.
Rock Valley has a very welcoming environment and is a excellent choice for anyone who is currently undecided in their major, or looking to stay close to home while getting all their prerequisites out of the way. It is very affordable, and they still offer scholarship and financial aid opportunities for student. You can meet a lot of friendly students and teachers that are always willing to help with any questions or concerns about campus or classes. Overall, I'm glad I chose to attend Rock Valley College.
Rock Valley College is a great community college for students around the Rockford area. It has great facilities and newly renovated buildings that accommodate our needs. Several different places around campus fit for both introverts and extroverts. Not a lot of food choices on-campus, but there's a lot of nearby off-campus restaurants.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Rock 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 _____.
If I were to go back in time as a high school senior I would make many changes! I was too young to go away to school at the age of 18. I did not know what I wanted to do and wanted to use college as a chance to get out of my house! I would of definitely made the choice to go to the local community college and save money and live at home with my parents. It took me 3 years to figure out what I want to study and I am glad I took my time and found my passion. I am very excited to start studying what I really enjoy! I hope my career will make me feel the same!
The college worked hand in hand with my high school in getting students ready so I felt very prepared when the transition from high school to college took place. In order to enroll in any classes through the college you have to complete an orientation class and that helps out a lot in answering any questions.
I am glad my classmates have the same will power and eagerness to learn and help one another.
Close to home, tuition is very reasonble, classes are small so many time the instructor gets to know the students on an indiviual level.
I didn't consider another school because I had heard so many positive things from my peers who had previously attended Rock Valley. I also was limited to a community colllege to start my continuing education.
The person that wants to attend a school where they can skip class and make up for missed days/work, with extra credit, should attend another school. Many professors could potentially round a grade for one with perfect attendance, while nearly flunking someone with A+ course work who misses a handful of classes. It is rare to get extra credit, and most proffers in colleges never offer it. If you donnot read ad follow the syllabus, donnot expect to pass with a good grade. College is more than listening and turning in work.
I believe for Rock Valley being a community college as it is, it's very diverse. So there is always oppertunity to meet someone new and different.
I attend Rock Valley College, which is a two-year community college, and I love it not only because of the students, faculty, and classes, but because it places a high emaphasis on student life activites which have allowed me to get very involved on campus and gain valuable leadership experience.
Because Rock Valley College is located in the rural Midwest, there is a high number of students from farming communities. Many of the other community colleges regard us as hicks, but we sure showed them at the basketball regionals.
Also, there is a large number of non-traditional students at Rock Valley due to the current economical issues in Rockford and the surrounding areas.
The worst thing about Rock Valley College is how busy the school is. Every year there seems to be more and more students at school. It makes parking hard and also applying for certain classes difficult. The math and science courses fill up the first day of registration and thus are extremely hard to get enrolled in.
I believe Rock Valley is a very open-minded diverse school. There are many young local eager students and many aspiring older people that want to come back to further their degree. An RVC student should be open to diversity and open minded to the many ideas of the diverse staff.
I think the most frustrating thing is the interactions between students. No one really tries to get to know each other, many are there to just knock out their gen eds and move on. I understand wanting to move on, but it would be nice to have RVC make it known students should make an effort to establish connections. Two years is still a lot of time to be spent at a college, and it frustrates me when students don't get to know the students and faculty.
To the best of my knowledge, the teachers knew my first name in all of the classes that I took, and if I see them outside of class they usually say hi to me at the very least. I haven't had difficulty getting with teachers during their office hours, and the ones in the music department are typically willing to talk with my for extended periods of time about career more than academics. The most unique class I've taken has been music theory, though more because the students are unique, rather than the class. It's much like other theory cirrocumuli at other schools, and I'm convinced our aural skills teacher does an extremely good job.
Again, being a community college, aspects of school pride, and 'campus life' are typically bereft from one's experience here. The campus is really pretty though, and you will have a chance to meet some pretty interesting people. The math and science building is gorgeous (though being a music major, i don't see too much of it). Early in the spring semester we had issues with a potential faculty strike, though it was resolved. The library suits my needs, and if I have an hour between classes sometimes I go there and read a book, or head down to the practice rooms near the PAR (if I can find an open one).
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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.
49% of students
attending Rock Valley College receive some sort of financial aid.
40% were awarded federal grants.
While 7% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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