B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    B+
Irvine Valley College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
5500 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Website
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$7,515/ 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
    $5,117/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,766/ year
  • $49-75k
    $7,972/ year
  • $76-110k
    $8,633/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,029/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.82 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.82 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.81 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,088Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
78%
National
83%

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Irvine Valley College Reviews

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The negative reputation a two-year institution receives doesn’t compare to the actual education and experience available. Entering Irvine Valley College, I was unsure of the expectations professors might have as well as the friendliness of your peers. However, I was instantly able to fit in with the Laser community, and felt as if Irvine Valley was my second home. Being part of the Honors Program entitled myself priority registration for courses required before transfer. Compared to friends currently attending a four-year university, I never struggled to find a class or professor I wanted. Likewise, the opportunities to achieve more are definitely within reach given how faculty does its best to constantly support students whenever they require guidance. The experience I have received at IVC is truly unforgettable and has provided me the proper assistance as I embark on my future at a four-year university.
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I have attended only one full school year at Irvine Valley College thus far. The Professors I've had throughout educational journey at IVC have been great so far. They constantly help you reach your goals whether it may be receiving an AA, Transferring, etc. The cafeteria though could use some renovating; there are many stains lingering around the area and the tables and chairs appear to be really worn out. The student body can be a little hard to come by, because many of them aren't really outgoing and talkative. Which means the vibe can seem a little quiet and unwelcoming, but when you put yourself out there and take the first step the atmosphere can be very warm and talkative. Either than that, the professors are great, the campus is constantly progressing to be modern, and the educational goals that come with you are made possible, by the resources given to you.
I am pursing my Spanish major. However, at IVC I am trying my best to complete my GE's. So far I have taken one Spanish class during my time at IVC, so I will talk about that one Spanish class since it pertains to my major. Let me tell you, it was and still is one of my favorite classes at Irvine Valley College. I learned a lot from it, and I actually took a lower class than expected. My Spanish 3 teacher really stretched my class to speak the best that we could. I felt no judgement as I spoke my chopped Spanish to her and my fellow classmates, all I felt was encouragement. We had the privilege of putting our Spanish into practice outside of the classroom. For example, my teacher, some classmates, and I went to a Spanish play called "Don Juan." What a great memory that is. The workload is strategically designed to increase your understanding of the language. I never had a problem or a complaint about the workload. It was just right. I want to be a high school Spanish teacher, and I was able to talk to my experienced teacher about how to become a teacher in the future. She recommended some steps I should take, and what to avoid. She was so helpful, influential, and patient! I had a great time in that class.