Irvine Valley College

Begin with the best! Irvine Valley College is ranked #1 for university transfer in the state! Join us in Irvine, California!

Why Choose Irvine Valley College

Irvine Valley College (IVC) is a California community college which is ranked #1 in the state for university transfer!  With over 84 majors in the Arts and Sciences, extensive support services and modern facilities, IVC is known for academic excellence. Our beautiful location in Irvine, California has been on the FBI’s Safest City in America list for the last 15 years. 

Irvine Valley College is a comprehensive community college with approximately 15,000 students and over 550 international students from 40 different countries. IVC offers extensive student services including a comprehensive library, computer center, tutoring center, health center, performing arts center, dining hall and Student Life Office. The International Student Program assists our international students with specialized services from admission all the way until graduation and transfer.

Save money while you study!  Starting at a community college is a great way to increase your chance of admission to your dream university while saving money.  IVC tuition is almost half the cost of university tuition. You can save money while working towards a US Bachelor’s degree at Irvine Valley College.

Academic Programs at IVC

Irvine Valley College offers over 80 different majors in the Arts & Sciences leading to the Associate degree and university transfer. In addition, IVC offers over 60 different Certificate programs providing specific job training in various fields.   Majors include Business Administration, Computer Science, Pre-Engineering, Communications, Performing & Visual Arts and many more. 

Irvine Valley College is known for academic excellence and has the highest university transfer rate in the state of California.  IVC offers Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAG) to 6 University of California (UC) campuses and 24 guaranteed transfer majors to the California State University (CSU) system! The Honors Program provides students with an accelerated curriculum offering even greater transfer opportunities for students.

Start a new career path in one year or less! Do you have your sights set on a career in a high-paying, high-demand industry? IVC offers more than 100 career-ready degrees and certificates, including focused pathways in 21 in-demand industry sectors.

IVC faculty are all experts in their fields and include authors, scientists, artists, designers, musicians, Fulbright scholars and entrepreneurs.  Small class size ensures that international students have the opportunity to interact and learn from our experienced and dedicated faculty.

Irvine - Safest City in America

Irvine Valley College is located in Irvine, California. The FBI has consistently named Irvine as the “Safest Large City in America” since 2005.  Located in Southern California, Irvine is a multicultural city that is home to over 100 national and international company offices.  Irvine is conveniently located between Los Angeles and San Diego and is close to spectacular California beaches, shopping, museums and amusement parks. 

If you enjoy outdoor activity, Irvine is your ideal spot!  Our moderate climate includes an average winter temperature of 18C and average summer temperature of 24C.  Irvine uniquely combines city life with over 16,000 acres of outdoor parks and recreation areas and 60 miles of bike trails.  Irvine truly is where community, business and nature are in harmony.

IVC students enjoy Irvine's college town atmosphere (UC Irvine is just up the road) and find it easy to get around the city with or without a car.  Students also enjoy the many restaurants, shopping and entertainment options that Irvine offers.  And of course, the beach is only 15 minutes away!

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Total Students: 15000

Total International Students: 550

Majors Offered: Over 80 in the Arts and Sciences

University Transfer Ranking: #1 in the state of California

Safety: Irvine is one of the FBI's Safest Cities in America

Total Tuition Per Year: $8700 USD

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