West Valley College

Saratoga, CA, USA
3.02 Average Rating

West Valley College is a 2-year community college at the southwest edge of Silicon Valley. WVC offers programs and certificates in 44 academic departments including an Unmanned Aircraft Systems program training students in aerial videography and drone piloting. The college also serves an international population featuring students from 25 different countries. The nearby Santa Cruz Mountains provide a scenic backdrop for the WVC campus.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

Admissions Requirements

Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
94%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Total Number of Students
8,263
Total Number of Undergrads
8,263
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
21:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$9,893
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$1,183
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$5,239
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1746

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
38%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,267
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
38%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,738
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$630

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
0%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,082
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$3,656
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.02 Average Rating
west valley is a healing educational setting in a park like oasis. a definate find for a school. but shhhh keep it quiet. we don't want the secret getting out!
Diane from San Jose, CA
It is a great school with excellent teachers. West Valley has one of the best math and science departments in the Silicon Valley area. This excellence also spreads into the humanity departments as well.
Joseph from San Jose, CA

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