West Valley College (WVC)

Saratoga, CA

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West Valley College

West Valley College

West Valley College Student Essentials

West Valley College Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.westvalley.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $1,178
Out-of-State Tuition: $6,074
Retention Rate: 74%
Enrollment: 18,446
Year Established: 1963

About WVC

At West Valley College in Saratoga, California you will find numerous traditional and unique transfer and professional degree programs, as well as a vast number of student services designed to assist everyone from the unemployed to single parents in everything from career development to tuition costs.

With more than 55 associate degree programs and more than 90 career certificate options there is no shortage of academics at West Valley. Architecture, Art, Anthropology, Digital Media Design, Fashion Design, Healthcare Technologies, Paralegal Studies, Park Management, Real Estate Studies, Court Reporting and World Languages are just some of the majors available.

Committed to students from all backgrounds, West Valley’s student life and student services are designed to offer all types of support. Among them are programs designed to help single parents, women, veterans, the disabled and second-language learners get an education and gain career skills.

Since admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or GED, learning is made accessible to everyone and since tuition is significantly lower for California state residents, attending West Valley is also cost-effective.

In addition to tuition assistance programs for students in special programs, financial aid is also available to those who qualify.

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WVC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave West Valley College 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating

West Valley college is a great stepping stone school to transfer from. I liked how almost every course is transferable to all schools and that the campus is beautiful. Also the students at the school are very friendly. But, like many community colleges the counseling department lacks in quality and efficiency. The teaching staff is very friendly and helpful with not only your class, but also with transferring. After meeting a lot of students I have realized that the those who are obtaining an Associates degree receive more assistance from the staff at the school. For any prospective students going to West Valley College I recommend them to join the Honors Program and meet with the Honors counselors which will give you more help than the regular counselors. I also recommend any student to join AGS which is an organization based on community service and the program let's you meet a lot of students and help out with the West Valley community.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2001

Overall Rating

Great school where I made life long friends. I played on WVC's soccer team and went on to play with a few girls at a 4 year college. Great teachers, great student life and super flexible for student athletes. Surprisingly enough, the cafeteria was yummy, too!


WVC Map & Location

West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga, CA 95070


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Getting Around WVC

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Saratoga, CA

Winter
Dec
57
39
Jan
58
39
Feb
62
41
Spring
Mar
66
43
Apr
70
45
May
76
49
Summer
Jun
81
52
Jul
85
55
Aug
84
55
Fall
Sep
82
53
Oct
75
49
Nov
64
43

WVC Students

Total Students 18,446

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 20%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 47%
  • Asian: 17%
  • Unknown and Other: 12%
Latino 20%
African American 4%
Caucasian 47%
Asian 17%
Unknown and Other 12%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 17%
Part-Time 83%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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