About Valencia College

Founded in 1967, Valencia College. is a college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 44,515 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Valencia College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 26:1. There are 458 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Valencia College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at VCC are considered , with ,75% 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 Valencia College.

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

    170 Students rated on-campus housing 2.1 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    128 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    227 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    227 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    228 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 64 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    226 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    227 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    228 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

Valencia College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Valencia College?

259 Students rated Valencia College

Lorren Yates - 06/07/2024

Valencia College is a great college for someone starting out. It isn't like the typical big colleges that have housing, but it has great academics and the teachers seem to really care about the students. There are a lot of clubs if you want to get involved, and there are many places to explore on campus. There are also many campuses so you can choose the one closest to your house.

Eleazer - 05/22/2024

I think Valencia College is a fine affordable college for those who are still finding their footing in academia or as a step-off point. My only issue would be the availability of courses because some campuses just do not have the same courses as others. Some courses are exclusive at some campuses which can prove annoying.

Carlos - 03/21/2024

I believe that for a community college as accessible as this one, Valencia College is a pretty great place to receive and a good education and an associate's degree. Due to the generosity of my school district, everyone from my high school graduating class was given free tuition to attend Valencia College which was an absolute blessing. I had already been taking courses online in high school as I was in the process of getting my associate's degree a bit earlier. Moving on to do Valencia College full time was a pretty easy transition as the teachers are very understanding and counselors are very helpful. I would say that if you are looking to get your associate's degree somewhere, Valencia College is definitely a great option for you.

Sophia - 12/09/2023

Valencia College is a disorganized, not helpful, and uninvolved. It’s extremely difficult to get answers to questions about financial aid and registration. It’s an all day activity to get one question answered and the answer you receive is rarely correct. I was interested in joining the school’s radio club, however it was impossible to get in contact with the club. The only thing I like about the school is the campus, which isn’t anything special, but I do feel safe.

Valencia College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Valencia College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Valencia 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 that time management is the most important thing in college. There are going to be those times where your peers go out and are going to pressure you to go out and party with them, but it is up to you to take responsibility and stand up for yourself and say no becaause you want to be something in life. There is going to be a lot of time to party after college, and all you have to do is give up four years of your life. I learned this the hard way. For my first year of college, I joined a Fraternity and partied all the time. I really put myself in a difficult position. I don't regret anything I did because all you can do is learn from your mistakes. Now I am working real hard in school trying to bring up my grades. I am not saying to be a book worm and study all day and have no fun because that is not what college is. The way I see it is study hard and reward yourself by going out when ever you can.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Most of my classmates take their schoolwork seriously and expected to succeed. All of the professors in VCC give each student an oppotunity to succeed, and each student is aware of that. Most of my classmates are working either part-time or full-time and are attending school either part-time or full-time. Because many of my classmates work as they attend college, it shows how hard VCC students work towards obtaining their Associate degrees.

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

    That you should try to manage your time better and untilize all the resources available on campus. Also to always look out for scholarships.

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

    One thing I dislike at Valencia Community College is the way lab classes are set up. For many other schools, a class is taught and the lab is standardized in order to make the schedule more flexible for the students. At Valencia, if a student were to select a teacher, the student must attend the teacher's specific lab. This may seem silly, but when juggling three or four lab-classes it gets very complex trying integrate each classes's schedule.

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

    Valencia Community College is very driven to see their students succeed.

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

    Valencia college use to be a community college, so therefor the classes are not as expensive. I can graduate with a nursing degree and pay a third, if not less, than any other university. This in general was my soul purpose for attending this perticular school.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    I love the small class sizes; it allows the students to really get to know the professors.

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

    The kind of person who shouldn't attend my school is someone who dosent take school very seriously. Someone who is just going to school because someone else wants them to. A person who is not dedicated to their future and what it has in store for them is not a good candidate for my school and should not attend.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Good teachers.

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I believe that any person of any background or religion can and should attend this school. This is an awesome place to get your education at and it has some wonderful people as well. If a person has been out of school for a while and decides to go back, this is a good place to do that at. I would recommend Valencia to anyone.

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

    A lot of people go to my school. I guess if there is a down side, then this would be it. If they don't go to Valencia, either their not going to college or attending a more expensive school where for them cost is not an issue. Everyone knows what Valencia is probably just as much as a person attending the school, which takes out the element of surprise. On the bright side, if the majority of students in my area are attending Valencia, then it can't be a bad school.

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

    The available hours for the counselors and professors. I also dislike the limited availability of dining spots.

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

    I can honestly say I'm not big on some of the activities because I'm too busy sometimes. However, there is an honor society full of great people. The student government always manages to give us fun opportunities to join other groups and meet other people.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    Teachers are very helpful. There are many ways to access help academically, and the online help manages to respond as soon as possible.

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Valencia College is a good school. They encourage people to continue education after high school. I like to engage in many activities that involve community, and Valencia College had given me that opportunity.

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

    I do not know what are the stereotypes. However, I like the school.

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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.

76% of students attending Valencia College receive some sort of financial aid. 62% were awarded federal grants. While 23% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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