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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Yakima Valley is a public college located in Yakima, Washington. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,805 undergraduate students. The Yakima Valley acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Medical Office Assistant, and Early Childhood Education. Graduating 24% of students, Yakima Valley alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,300.
About Yakima Valley College...
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Address
South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, WA 98907
Website

Yakima Valley College Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$7,262/ 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
$5,923/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
79%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.50 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,805Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,202
Undergrads Over 25
28%
Pell Grant
61%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
80%
of students say they don't have Greek life.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.5 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Affordable
    47%
  • We're here for an education, school delivers.
    37%
  • Offers a great associates program
    13%
  • Great place to start and get Gen. Classes done.
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
24%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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I really like the Yakima Valley College. The professors are always so nice and open for questions. I have actually gotten close with a few with how much I stay after class for extra help and what not. They try their best to give as much of their time as they can for helping their students succeed. Also, something I love about the campus is that the class sizes are small so you can get that extra one on one time with your teacher. However, something they can improve is fixing the parking problem. I have been late several times to class because I can never find parking. I will even get there 20 minutes early and still not find a single spot. Other than that the campus and people are great!
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My experience at the Yakima Valley College has been good so far. To focus on the difficulties, I did encounter some challenges during my first quarters. With all due respect, the Chemistry and Biology courses need to give the opportunity for students to be successful. Also, finding parking on the community college campus was also an issue. This is something that can also be improved since it is a community college. On the opposite hand, the student services that are offered at this community college are great. The advisors help the student to develop their pathway on the career that they are pursuing. They also have a great financial aid staff that are willing to help the students with their financial aid at this college if anything is going wrong. The recent teachers in the social science, nutrition, communications, and psychology courses that I have taken, have been great. Very professional at what they are dedicating their time to, and willingly to help students.
I love how the professors (typically) really care about the students and the course they teach. The class sizes are small, which creates a nice community, and really allows you to connect with your professor and classmates. But, because of that, don't expect to hide!