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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Professors
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Safety
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  5. Student Life
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  6. Location
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Sauk Valley is a public college located in Palmyra Township, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 712 undergraduate students. The Sauk Valley acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing Assistant, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Welding. Graduating 54% of students, Sauk Valley alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,700.
173 Illinois Rt 2
Dixon, IL 61021
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Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference

Sauk 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

Cost

Net Price
$7,334/ 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
$4,859/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
78%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
712Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
916
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
9%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%

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Sauk Valley Community College Reviews

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Sauk Valley Community College gave me the opportunity to succeed in ways I could have never imagined. My professors pushed me to be the best student I could be. Because of that, I was able to become a member of Sauk's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and later become a chapter Vice President. Sauk also gave me the opportunity to work with some amazing people throughout the school by letting me work with ITS and it's talented staff.
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Sauk is a very good first pick. The science department is excellent and the professors there are outstanding. They work very hard to help you understand everything and they know way more than you could imagine. They get to know all the students as well. Some of the classes can be difficult when looking at higher-level classes such as Calculus and Organic Chemistry but that is to be expected. There are lots of friendly people in the classes and it is very easy to make friends. Study groups are common and its very nice having small classes that allow you to meet everyone. The advisors are outstanding and are excellent at making a plan to either graduate or transfer. The school holds many events for students to learn about other schools they may be interested in. Overall Sauk is a great way to get into the college scene.
From my experience at Sauk Valley Community College I learned a lot about how one on one teaching skills work. Sauk has always been an incredibly personal and is willing to put the students first. The campus itself feels safe to me and I have gained many friends out of my experience. Along with my personal satisfaction, I have gained educational satisfaction; meaning that the classes I have taken have been formal and education, and at the same time realistic and practical.