About Rock Valley College

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.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

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.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

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

6%
“We”re apathetic”
47%
“We know about current events and vote”
41%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
6%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
61%
“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”
6%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
94%
“I feel extremely safe”
50%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
39%
“We bought the gear”
11%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
24%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
65%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
6%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
61%
“They keep regular office hours”
33%
“They”re always available”
83%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
17%
“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”
33%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
56%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
11%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
33%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
61%
“There might be people who do”
6%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
6%
“We”re apathetic”
47%
“We know about current events and vote”
41%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
6%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
61%
“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”
6%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
94%
“I feel extremely safe”
50%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
39%
“We bought the gear”
11%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
24%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
65%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
6%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
61%
“They keep regular office hours”
33%
“They”re always available”
83%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
17%
“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”
33%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
56%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
11%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
33%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
61%
“There might be people who do”
6%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    16 Students rated on-campus housing 1.8 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

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

  • How would you rate campus food?

    26 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    27 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    27 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    27 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    27 Students rated local services 3.4 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

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

Rock Valley College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Rock Valley College?

21 Students rated Rock Valley College

Cynthia - 05/19/2020

In my last two years at Rock Valley College, I felt a bit lonely. Classes are a good number ranging from 25-30 students per class but for some reason I felt like most students were just in and out. If there is anything RVC could work on it's finding a way to get students more involved in clubs and recreational activities to really get to interact more with each other and overall increase the social life on campus.

Madeline - 04/29/2020

I love this college! The campus is beautiful and well kept. All of the professors are great and very helpful. They are also all available outside of class to help you. The college offers a lot of helpful resources so students are able to stay on track. They offer free tutoring and a writing center for any homework questions.

Pay - 12/13/2019

It a very nice community college. All the professor are nice and available when you need them. The professor are very helpful and willing to help if you need them. Parkings are free and the school have many kind of services they can help you with. It is safe around the campus.

Monica - 11/26/2019

I think that Rock Valley College is a good starting point for one's college journey and it saves money to take the general education classes here. It is a little boring though, considering we don't have any "big games" to go to. I'm also sad that they discontinued some of their fun elective classes, like Japanese language classes and Mythology class.

Rock Valley College FAQS

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

    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 _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    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!

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

    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.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    I am glad my classmates have the same will power and eagerness to learn and help one another.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    Close to home, tuition is very reasonble, classes are small so many time the instructor gets to know the students on an indiviual level.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    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.

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

    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.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    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.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    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).

    Read all  1 answers
  16. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Tuition cost.

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Student Body

Students

55%

female

45%

male

7,699

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
4%
% Black or African-American
9%
% Hispanic/Latino
20%
% White or Caucasian
63%

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.

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.

Cost Out of State

$15,584

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,260

Books and Supplies

$7,614

Room and Board

24,458

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$5,622
$30 - $48K
$6,775
$48 - $75K
$8,271
$75 - $110K
$10,782
$110K & UP
$11,114

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