About Ventura College

Founded in 1925, Ventura College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 12,851 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Ventura College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 31:1. There are 148 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Ventura College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
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Admissions at VC are considered , with ,9% 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 Ventura College.

Ventura College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    17 Students rated on-campus housing 1.5 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    15 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    23 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    24 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    24 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    24 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    24 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    24 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Ventura College?

24 Students rated Ventura College

Gavin - 06/20/2022

Ventura College has overall given me a great experience where I was able to reorient my educational goals due to the easy accessibility of most of the teachers and especially resource centers. Their library was my haven where I would quietly spend up to 8 hours studying with access to so many useful books with a staff that really wanted to help. One of the biggest helps to me was the free tutoring center where my first years of college were spent asking questions all day to help me pass my college-level math courses with an A. For the most part, the majority of professors at the campus really do care and are there to help when you need it, just don't be afraid to ask. Overall the college is one of the best community college experiences I could have asked for and am very grateful to have made so many good connections with the faculty.


For community college this is a great start because they allow you to come to school here for free with the VC Promise which is extremely helpful for students with low income or for those who aren't sure what they want to be. Students here are eager to learn and have great goals or dreams. I have also seen other students from prestigious colleges say how unmotivated students were to do well in school, not in this college. Students come to classes, and are hard workers. The stigma of community colleges must end.


Ventura College was the the best and worst choice I could have made going into college. I had amazing experiences playing a team sport and getting involved on campus. However I don't believe they prepared me as well as I should have been to move on to a university. The facility are very nice and try and help as much as they can for example, the transfer center is one place I spent a lot of time at. They not only helped me fill out and submit my University applications, but they helped me find the right university for me based on my major and the campus feel I wanted. However this is the opposite for the counselors. Of course most are pleasant and friendly people however, they seem to not know what they are talking about when it comes to scheduling classes. Not only did I take a ton of classes I did not need to in order to fulfill the same requirement, but I also was unable to transfer within two years due to classes my councilor had told me I needed, which I later found out from the campus representative that this was false and I was taking classes I didn't need from transferring. The other thing that was horrible at Ventura college was the classes offered weren't always what a student would need to take. For example the start of a series of classes such as General Chemistry 1 was only offered in Fall and the General Chemistry 2 was only offered in Spring, however some of these classes are required and if you missed taking it in the semester it was available it would often add another year to the timeline of transfer. With the bad there was also good the sports team atmosphere gave me a sense of belonging and gave the campus a family feel. The clubs on campus also came with several networking opportunities and very beneficial field trips. Every campus has its ups and downs, but I would defiantly recommend Ventura College to those who are willing and able to take their education into their own hands.


Ventura Community College is a good starting point if one struggles financially or to those who are unsure of what they want to do for their career. The school offers many workshops and resources that are available to the students in order for them to succeed in their education. Classes are abundant and the campus is easy to navigate through. The professors are transparent and have the best intentions in their curriculum as they encourage students to meet up for study groups or see them during office hours.

Ventura College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Ventura College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Ventura 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?

    Don't ever settle for what someone else wants you to do with your life, or for what other people consider to be a smart career decision. While it is important to consider what you will do as a career, and to make sure it's a way to make a living, it is even more important to ensure that you choose a path that will make you feel proud of yourself, and happy. Sometimes, what you choose to do may not be logical or make sense to other people, but in the end, it's your education, your career, and your life. If you spend it worrying about what other people think, and doing what other people want you to do, that's when you have become truly lost. So never lose your way. Your first instinct is right...go for it!

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

    I inform them that the classes are more serious and that the teachers know the subject that they are teaching.

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

    An academic-based community to prepare and support you for a successful future in your desired career.

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

    I wish that I would have known that getting books ahead of time is a good thing. Another thing would be to do my FAFSA ahead of time and not at the last minute. Another would be to not be so shy and quiet whil talking to other people. And finally I would tell myself to not procrastinate and get any and all of the classwork done so that it won't come back to haunt me.

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

    The only thing that I dislike about Ventura College is the lack of courses available in certain areas of study. I wish that more Journalism and Film classes were offered at the my school, but unfortunatley, many of the classes I found most intriguing upon registering are only offered at Ventura College's Moorpark branch, which is too far of a commute for me. Nevertheless, as I stated before, the campus I attend now has allowed me to enroll in other appealing subjects, taught by prodigious teachers who have helped spark an interest and an open mind to other fields.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is that the students are more friendly and help each other out.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who isn't exactly sure what they want to do with their life, and anyone who is in favor of sound economic decisions.

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

    The most frustrating thing about my school is seeing students waste opportunities that are infront of them. Not utilizing all that the campus has to offer to help them reach their goals.

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  10. Describe a day on campus you'll never forget.

    it was finals prep week and I was in the library in a study room with my friend. we were studying doing our work when the library staff came and told us that the school was being evacuated due to the Thomas Fires. As I walked out of the study room I could smell the smoke inside the library, thus why the whole campus was being evacuated. I was scared that maybe we weren't able to have a prep week, and that was exactly what had happened.

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  11. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates could be annoyion well most of them and some it great to work with.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Being a widely accepted and respected community college in Ventura County. And it's Santa Barbara city college extension campus.

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

    I chose Ventura College over Oxnard College because of the scenery. From Ventura College you can see the mountains and the ocean. The roof top of the library brings peace and serenity. The mountains are breath-taking.

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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.

73% of students attending Ventura College receive some sort of financial aid. 47% were awarded federal grants. While 2% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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