At Irvine Valley College
Your Success is Our Commitment
A Premier California community College
Irvine Valley College (IVC) is a comprehensive community college with nearly 15,000 students, including over 770 international students. Established in 1979, the college is known as leader among community colleges in the nation. Known for its outstanding faculty and curriculum, IVC is a leader in preparing students for transfer to excellent universities in California and nationwide.
IVC's transfer rate is No. 1 in Orange County and the state of California. The college has Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) programs with seven campuses of the University of California: UC Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. The IVC Honors Program has established transfer agreements with private and public universities providing additional pathways for our students. We are proud of our successful transfer rates to all of the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) campuses, and to prestigious colleges around the nation.
Affordable American Education
Flexible admission requirements make entry to IVC much more accessible than to four year universities. With reasonable tuition fees, IVC students can complete their required general education and lower-division major courses at a fraction of the cost of a 4 year university.
Associate Degree and Certificate Programs
IVC offers over 60 Associate Degree majors and over 50 career and technical certificate programs. IVC specializes in university transfer and our counselors work closely with international students to ensure that all transfer requirements have been met.
More Personal Attention and Support
IVC offers small classes and friendly professors to ensure you get the support that you need. In addition, the college offers many student services such as the International Student Center that includes international student advising and specialized international counseling services. Other campus services include a comprehensive library, computer center, learning center, free tutoring services, housing assistance, and a health center. The combined knowledge and experience of our dedicated staff and faculty demonstrates our sincere commitment to student learning.
The IVC campus provides students with an active campus life, a reputation for academic excellence, a diverse student body, and many programs and services. Irvine Valley College combines a small college environment with modern facilities and equipment.