About West Valley College

Founded in 1963, West Valley College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 8,263 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The West Valley College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 157 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at West 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 WVC are considered , with ,3% 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 West Valley College.

West Valley College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    9 Students rated on-campus housing 1.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    7 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    12 Students rated campus food 4.2 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    12 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    12 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

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

  • How would you rate local services?

    12 Students rated local services 3.5 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    12 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of West Valley College?

16 Students rated West Valley College

Krista - 01/05/2021

West Valley College is a wonderful school. It is beautiful, welcoming, and affordable. The students are all pretty friendly and hard working. For a community college they have really special arts programs happening on campus. The most amazing quality of this school by far are the teachers. Every single teacher I had not only wanted to be there but was so dedicated to their students. The teachers who I had a chance to work with at West Valley forever changed my life and gave me a safe place to grow and learn.


West Valley College has great class room sizes for a close knit learning environment. The campus is beautiful and surrounded by nature. West Valley is a great college for those looking to take extra classes in supplement to another university or college, obtain an associates degree, or transfer to another college/university. The school has excellence funding and provides helpful services to the students.


West Valley College is a great school for those who don't know exactly what they want to do after High School and those who don't have enough money to attend a four-year institution right after High School. The Performing Arts Departments are excellent and it will definitely increase your chance of getting into an excellent four-year institution. But even though it is technically a two-year institution, plan in a bit more time to finish General Ed and Major requirements.


West valley is a quiet, stretching mountain campus that is integrated with the surrounding landscape. It is definitely a calming academic environment, and the woodsy feel has helped me feel more focused while on campus. The library especially is tucked away in a grove like quad and is silent from all foot traffic. There is a built in coffee shop, which is pretty amazing and decently priced, and the front wall is all windows to let in natural light. There are a plethora of plugs, which is always a must in our modern environment, and the library has a programs where those who need it can get their semesters worth of books for cans of food. They also have reserved books for each class that one can check out. The student center, as well, is modern and always teeming with activities. Whether it is student sponsored concerts, masseuse sessions, or local artisan bazars, there is always something to do. The only criticism I have to make is the communication and advertisement of such activities are scarce, so one has to almost stumble onto the event.

West Valley College FAQS

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

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for West 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?

    High school... Looking back it is a fun care-free place with a lot to do. Yet, at the time, it was suffocating. I would like to let my younger, more impetuous, self know that sticking to a goal is what will get you through. Your dream job really does exist, just stick to your major and everything WILL fall into place. Do everything you can to expose yourself to the career of your dreams. Take the time you have now to gain as much knowledge as you can. You never know when your life may change, and your freetime may disappear. So - focus, stick with it, and always do your best.

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

    I think the worst thing about West Valley is the fact that they aren't too clear about what you're supposed to do when it comes to financial aid. They also don't explain when grants or loans come in or offer enough information on grants and scholarships. For me being not only new to the state, but having never been in college, it was confusing and irritating at times.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Many of the general education students are a little bit older than me, but friendly, most of the people in classes applicable to my major are twice my age, socially isolated, and majoring in nursing, and the people in my honors classes are mostly close to my age, but very judgemental and cliquey.

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

    I wish that before I started at West Valley College that I knew more about all the scholarship programs and financial help opportunities that are offered at the school in order to help student continue and succeed in College. I did not find out about all of these programs until at least 6 months into school. Since then I have been getting financial aid which has helped a lot, but I know that there are still more programs out there to learn about that would help me even more.

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

    Since I work and go to school, I wanted to make sure my experience at school would be as low stress as possible. The environment of West Valley College is incredibly peaceful. There are trees everywhere you look and water running down a creek bed between buildings. Between classes, I can sit on a bench near the lawn or take a short walk down a leaf covered path. It is quiet and very easy to study since the school is spread across such a large piece of land.

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Any person, no matter your age, ethnicity, financial status, or goals should go to West Valley college. The teachers and faculty are extremely nice and very accepting. The students, as well, are very friendly. For every class I've taken I have added at least two more people to my Facebook. Sure that sounds silly, but in a few years when we are all in different places it will be nice knowing someone that could be a coffee buddy, potential networking connection or even future employer/employee.

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

    I don't think a person who is completely dependent on others should go to this school. It really pushes for students to be on their own and be responsible. A person who is completely dependent on others would feel completely lost and confused most, if not all the time. Also, if you're looking to pass college without working hard, don't go to West Valley College. They really push for your best.

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

    Due to recent California budget cuts, I find it frustrating that my school has had to raise the prices for classes and cut down on academic classes in order to meet the recent budgets that the California government allots. If California found a way to restructure the education budget so that the money is divided evenly, then students would be able to meet their educational goals without the budget cut setbacks.

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

    West Valley College is a beautiful campus that encourages growth and success in all of their students.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I'm not sure

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

    There's a variety from honor societies to comic books fanclubs.

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  13. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Very good school. The teachers are competent and care for their students, and the classes are all interesting and keep you on your toes.

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  14. What's unique about your campus?

    Although it takes a lot of work once you find them, there are a ton of helpful avenues you can use to your advatage.

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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.

39% of students attending West Valley College receive some sort of financial aid. 26% were awarded federal grants. While N/A received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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