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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$12,225/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,148/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,095/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,792/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,763/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,407/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
29:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.82 responses
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.76 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,659Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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After Irvine Valley College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
73%
National
83%

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Irvine Valley College Reviews

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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.
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I love Irvine Valley College. I actually convinced my brother to go there, it's so great! I love how friendly, accessible, and approachable each teacher I had are. They truly care about how the students are doing and what they are struggling with. Most students who go to IVC are committed, determined, and friendly. The campus is pretty, clean, and easy to get around. One of my favorite parts of being on campus are the connections I have made. I still talk and connect with friends I have made in my first year of college! In a lot of ways, I have felt comfortable and at peace with the people I have connected with. I would definitely choose this school again if I could do it all over again. The pros outweigh the cons by a lot, and even if there are cons, it's on me and my ability to be the best student I can be (which sometimes I fail at). I'm looking forward for my final year here at IVC.
Irvine Valley College does provide prestigious education and practical life long learning lessons for students. Small class sizes and small professor to student ratios definitely helped me get along with my professors well and I was able to learn a lot from them. Moreover, there are many clubs and opportunities to get involved on campus. Has a strong Associate Student Government (ASG of IVC) student-led organization. Highly recommended for anyone who loves to be challenged academically.