Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC)

Somerville, NJ

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Raritan Valley Community College Student Essentials

Raritan Valley Community College Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.raritanval.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $4,684
Out-of-State Tuition: $3,360
Retention Rate: 72%
Enrollment: 7,110
Year Established: 1966

About RVCC

For a school in Branchburg, New Jersey where you can earn an associate’s degree or certificate of completion as well as take classes via the internet, Raritan Valley Community College may be the place for you.

Among the departments available for study are Business, Computer Science & Technology, Education, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Mathematics/Science, Medical, Visual & Performing Arts, and Career Oriented Programs. Within those programs are many options of focuses to choose from.

Financial aid options for eligible students include FAFSA aid and a single RVCC scholarship application which allows students to apply for all sorts of scholarships, which are often awarded based on academics, athletics, and need.

The academic support center is available to help students survive the rigors of school work with services like tutoring and quiet study areas. Academic advising can also help students figure out how they want to proceed with their schooling in times of doubt. Other student services include child care and a transfer center.

If you are searching for employment before or after graduation, the RVCC career center is the place to be. The job preparation workshops, like resume writing, portfolio building, networking, salary surveys, researching companies, and interview skill building, can be what separate you from the rest of the crowd. There are also career fairs, on-campus recruitment, internships, job shadowing, and career counseling.

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RVCC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Raritan Valley Community College 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating

Raritan Valley Community College shouldn't even be identified as a community college. I believe that my college equally ranks or exceeds the level of difficulty of a four year university. The majority of the population assumes that community colleges are for people who don't strive to achieve much. Before attending community college, I was a student at a preparatory school, and the people there generally had nothing great to say about community colleges, admittedly I was one of them. But after attending RVCC for a year, I found that was not true. There is an abundance of high achieving students here which is very motivating. If I were to give a tip for prospective students, I'd say don't let the title of "community college" scare you. Here, you'll find great academics and hardworking people that make RVCC one of the top community colleges in the nation. The staff is friendly, and always willing to help. The students are very welcoming and don't judge you based on race, appearance, or sexual orientation. The atmosphere is very comfortable.


RVCC Map & Location

Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road
Somerville, NJ 08876


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Getting Around RVCC

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Somerville, NJ

Winter
Dec
42
23
Jan
38
18
Feb
41
20
Spring
Mar
50
27
Apr
61
36
May
72
46
Summer
Jun
80
56
Jul
85
61
Aug
83
60
Fall
Sep
76
52
Oct
64
40
Nov
54
31

RVCC Students

Total Students 7,110

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 11%
  • African American: 8%
  • Caucasian: 61%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Unknown and Other: 14%
Latino 11%
African American 8%
Caucasian 61%
Asian 6%
Unknown and Other 14%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 52%
Part-Time 48%
International 4%
Domestic 96%

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