Napa Valley College
Napa, CA, USA

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Napa Valley College
2.89 Average Rating

Jonathan from Fairfield, CA

a past student here
3 people found this review useful
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Did learn a lot
It's a junior college, don't expect state of the art, on the cutting edge of technology, but do expect to learn the basics. You've got to start somewhere and fore getting your GE's out of the way there's not better option. Much more culture and age perspectives brought into discussions.
Did enjoy being here
It's school, let's face it. If you want parties, and drinking go find some expensive university. If you honestly want to learn and get though college so you can get on with you life, go the JC route. Napa has just as good a JC as anyone else.
Bang for the buck
With the current price raises in tuition it hurts the wallet. Still you can't beat the money you save at the JC. Many teachers are aware that students at a JC struggle for money and go that extra mile to make books cheaper and eliminate costs.
Tips for prospective students
Go early, get your paperwork done. Expect to spend a lot of time in line trying to get classes. Everyone wants to go and they except everyone. Sit in on classes, do whatever you have to the first few semesters until you get priority. Work hard and you'll see results.
Great for these types of students
Self-motivated, those who don't want to be broke in life, those wanted to later transfer to a 4 year and get that same degree for a whole lot less money.
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Tiffany from American Canyon, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Napa Valley College is an excellent place to further your education after high school because the teachers are truly passionate about the subjects they teach which leads to a better education for the students. However it is a community college so the quality of your education is not comparable to the education you would receive attending a four year university, but Napa Valley College provides students with a solid general education foundation for transferring into a university.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is smaller so you often see familiar faces in different classes; however the classes are full to beyond capacity. It is very difficult during freshman year to enroll in your desired courses since freshmen have a lower priority. But teachers frequently add people to the class who aren't enrolled, but this causes the teachers to spread their attention among a larger group of students which takes away from the students originally enrolled in the course.
Bang for the buck
Financially i believe Napa Valley College provides students with terrific opportunities. They have a financial aid program for low income students in addition to federal work study, which provides paying jobs for students at the college.
Tips for prospective students
Prospective students should immediately speak with a councilor who will help the student determine the classes that are transferable and the courses required for particular degrees. If the student is unsure which course of study to pursue the I recommend taking classes that are transferable and that also fulfill requirements for general education just in case the student decides to pursue a four year university later in the future.
Great for these types of students
Napa Valley College is great for students who haven't decided what they plan on majoring in,for a student that enjoys teachers who are passionate about the subjects they teach, and for students that can not yet afford a four year university and qualify for financial aid.
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