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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Life
    C+
  6. Location
    B
Imperial Valley College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Address
380 E. Aten Road
Imperial, CA 92251
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$4,605/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,535/ year
  • $30-48k
    $3,793/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,561/ year
  • $76-110k
    $8,021/ year
  • $110k+
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
31:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
41%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,766Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
79%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$23,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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Imperial Valley College Reviews

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My experience here has been great. At first I was disoriented but, by asking I've got to learn and solve my inquiries. Its awesome how can this college help you succeed, and help you transfer for so much greatness. I have taken diverse classes and with many interesting and helpful teachers, and even some that advise you about how to deal with some circumstances and help you growth inside and out too. I will always recommend to apply here and have a great study opportunity. At here you can find programs that will help you financially and in your study difficulties, that is what I like the most. It has a great location for foreigners that are excited to study in here. The library is huge and has diverse types of books and computer labs too. The school is very organized and open to hear students.
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What I admire most about Imperial Valley College is that even though it has many critics constantly stomping on the school's reputation, IVC's priority is not only to give students education, but for them to be successful. The community college does everything possible to ensure they transfer to 4 year universities and have a clear goal when it comes to careers. Counselors are extremely helpful. Professors do not refuse when students need help. Programs offered in the school surely improve student and campus life. Without doubt, it does have a great educational environment that can prepare me for a brighter future. Now that the school is expanding, I would like to see more courses offered like Veterinary Sciences, Biology, etc.
Although the curriculum didn't cater to the English major as much as Nursing or Administration of justice, almost every teacher I had for English were very interested in the subject and really knowledgeable.
Also, there was a fair amount of activities at the college despite the area being small and not as financially well off as some of the other community colleges in California. The Student Government seemed invested in trying to bring something more to the campus.