B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Experience
    B-
  6. Location
    B-
West Valley College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Address
14000 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga, CA 95070

Admissions

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

Cost

Net Price
$11,620/ 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
    $9,327/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,404/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,386/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,269/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,713/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.52 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,799Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
6%
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After West Valley College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
78%
National
83%

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West Valley College Reviews

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I've had a great experience with West Valley. Every professor and administrator has been amazing to work with, and they've made it very easy for me as a new student to navigate everything. The counselors helped me pick the right classes and understand my course of study. The financial aide department has been excellent in answering all of my questions and showing me the aid thats available to me. And all of my professors have been knowledgeable and inspiring. All of my classes are either online or in the design building on campus. The building is brand new, and everything is beautiful. The online system, Canvas, is clean and easy to navigate. I love it!
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This community college, situated on the Saratoga hills in sunny California, provides students with the necessary resources for certificates, associates degrees, and transfer classes. Their various classes are taught by dedicated teachers in picturesque facilities. The transit from class to class takes you through the forest, up and down walkways, and over creeks. Some of the buildings are old, but most are being remodeled and overall, they are not that bad. The staff at admissions or assessments, for example, are not the friendliest, though. Still, you can always count on the benevolent and helpful counseling staff to guide you in whatever it may be. Their computer systems struggle a bit to keep up with the amount of demand the students have, especially since this year they have switched their internet servers.
West Valley College has something for everyone at a low cost; excellent degree and certificate programs, activities and clubs, and instructors who are devoted to student's success.
My Park Management professors brought many years of field experience to the classroom and made my college experience exciting and hands-on.
The campus itself is like a park, with a creek running through it, and a preserve behind one of the buildings. I admire WVC's commitment to sustainability and to student success. I would not change anything about this college.