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  1. Professors
    C
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
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  6. Location
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About Raritan Valley Community College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ 08876
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Ready to change your life? Your moment is now. Raritan Valley Community College is more than just a place of higher learning, it's a place of opportunity. It's a place where you can discover your full potential and map out a blueprint for success. RVCC is a surprising place where perceptions are shattered and expectations are exceeded. It's a stepping stone to even greater times ahead.
Come visit us and see our vibrant campus with over 50 clubs and 9 athletic teams. Discover why RVCC has been nationally recognized for its innovative learning, commitment to sustainability, diversity initiatives and service to the community. Explore our 90 degree and certificate program options and our Honors College. Learn about our alumni who have continued their studies after RVCC at some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in New Jersey, across the country and even abroad. Sign up now for a campus visit or Open House.

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Raritan Valley Community College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$6,378/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,965/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
45%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.63 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses

Majors

    Students

    Full-Time Enrollment
    3,371Undergrads
    Part-Time Undergrads
    4,708
    Undergrads Over 25
    9%
    Pell Grant
    33%
    Varsity Athletes
    3%
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    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $37,700/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    31%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    90%
    National
    83%

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    Raritan Valley Community College Reviews

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    I really like RVCC because it allowed me to have an easier transition to college. Many of the professors are kind and caring, and they really value my education. I feel really comfortable to be there! I am apart of the Honors College, which has been a wonderful experience. We go on trips as a group, and it helped me to get to know people and make friends! I appreciate that it is close knit and everyone is caring towards others. RVCC encourages its students to get involved, and join clubs, which as a two year institute, is a bit hard to do. So they offer a college hour two days a week where for an hour and twenty minutes, no classes are offered and it dedicated to clubs and events happening on campus. I got involved with the Dance Club which has been so much fun! I am in charge of emails to other groups and I get in interact with people in free dance classes hosted by other students and guest teachers.
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    Raritan Valley Community College is a great choice for anyone looking to further their education. I started there because I wasn't sure what field of study I wanted to pursue, and ended up deciding on Nursing. They have a fantastic nursing program that I am currently enrolled in that allows you to obtain your RN and start a career. All the professors I have had so far are very knowledgeable and passionate about teaching. The campus is clean and offers many various resources. Additionally, there are many great sports, clubs and honors societies to get involved in. They offer many classes that any 4 year college would, making this a great school to go to in order to obtain a higher education for a fraction of the cost of a 4 year college. For a community college, RVCC has truly come a long way and now offers many great opportunities; there is something there for everyone!
    Raritan Valley is a wonderful choice to begin your college education. The classes cater to a wide variety of majors. The professors are all top notch and often teach at well-known universities - thus giving you a quality education for a fraction of the cost of a major institution.

    The college maintains a quality security staff that works closely with local law enforcement, making the campus a very safe place. The long-time head of security also happens to be a local emergency manager, professor at the college and former law enforcement.

    Raritan Valley is one of the first community colleges in the country to consider housing for students. This is beneficial to both low income and working students by reducing commute times, decreasing the necessity of a vehicle and offering a better means of independent living.

    The campus is very environmentally conscious, offering recycling opportunities and utilizes extensive solar technology to fuel the electricity needs of the facility.