Lancaster, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$5,328 ($1,104)
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Reviews 588 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: i have wanted to go back to school for a long time now but was not so sure how i would fit in, but at avc they made me feel so like a student, just a new student

2 College Sophomore

Career Services: Not Much Fro Post Grads – Our school has a job placement center, but it is meant for current students, not students who have graduated.

3 College Sophomore

Online Courses: The online course I took was fairly easy. It is different than traditional classes, because the teachers give you a lot more feedback. The workload was not too much. Registration was somewhat easy. But there was not much student to student interaction in this class.

2 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Not the Best School – The teachers do not really care for the students, and most do not make an attempt too help students understand. Plus, the school is so crowded, it is almost impossible to register for a class if you don't have an early registration date.

3 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: Lack of Information! The quality of the education seems to be good. The financial aid office is helpful, but wish they would offer a little more information on what is available.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: Great Nursing Program – Antelope Valley College has one of the top nursing programs in California and I am very proud to be attending this school.

3 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: Read Fine Print – The questions I asked the financial aid office they were able to answer but when I had asked them if I could use the money because I dropped a class they said yes and I had used that money to buy books for my other classes.They had contacted me and are now saying I owe them all of the money back. They need better knowledge of what is allowed and what is not.

5 College Sophomore

Career Services: Very Helpful – They are the best when it comes to answering all my questions.

1 College Freshman

Academic Experience: History Major – The classes they offer get filled so fast, and half of the classes I need get offered every other semester

3 College Freshman

Campus Resources: Avc is a different school from the other Community College's out there, It is a place where people go to learn. Although a lot of people do get stuck. You do not want to get stuck.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Who knew college would be so fun?! It's a LOT different than High School, but in a good way. You meet a LOT of new people. College is a must for everyone!

1 College Junior

Campus Resources: I See Lots of Work Being Done – I see a lot of work being done (construction). But it takes me over 30 minutes to even find a parking place- then the walk from there is crazy...so I haven't seen-nor have I the time to see anything else!

4 College Junior

Online Courses: I, so far, currently love my online courses!! I am a mother of 4 boys and cannot see how to get through with out online education-- if only they would offer more!

4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: It is fairly easy to schedule all of your classes when its most convienent to you. However there are some classes that are only offered either in the morning or the afternoon, not both.

College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Program Specific Classes – It would be much nice if once you have declared a major you were given priority registration for the prerequisite classes needed for the program in which you are going to apply.
For Example, the RN program requires you take English 101, this class fills up very fast. It took me two years to finally be able to take this class. I know students trying to apply to the RN program and Enlish 101 is the only class they need.
The registration process could use some changing.

College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Not Really Unique – Anetelope Valley College is just about the same as any other community college. The only thing I can think of is the Math Center, its where student can go to get extra help with math related class work. Which is very helpful to me since my math is not my strongest point.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like the college I am attending because it is ranked in the top 10 best schools for my major. The student population provides a well rounded mix of diversity which I absolutely love.
However, being the only college in the Antelope Valley classes fill up very quickly. With recent budget cuts the school has been forced to do away with a majority of classes leaving students fighting for classes. This is very frustrating because many students, like me only need one or two classes to complete their major but they are left with trying to crash the classes instead.
Besides the uncertainty of the availability seats in most classes, Antelope Valley College has some of the most pleasant teachers I have had in my college life.

4 College Freshman

Career Services: Post College – AVC is very helpful with finding a suitable job for you. You should have no problem.

3 College Freshman

Student Body: The people who go to AVC are mostly returning parents, multiracial, very diverse, socialites, fresh out of high school, there for the social aspect of things.

4 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: It's Money Honey – If you fill out the FAFSA tuition will only cost $1 per semester, so that is an amazing bargain! If you're a full time student you can get anywhere from $600 to $1,200 in financial aid. Going to this school can be cheap and very affordable!

4 College Junior

Student Body: Student body is diverse. Fresh high school grads as well as plenty of adults who have been out of school for anywhere from a few years to a few decades. I would say the school has nearly half of each type, so no matter where you are in terms of your degree, you will fit right in.

College Junior

Campus Resources: Need for Personal Computer – There are computer labs on campus and they print whatever you need. However you are charged $.15 per page that you print out and if the computer lab is unavailable for some reason the library computers do not have the software required to complete assignments. You have to have a backup plan.

3 College Student

Campus Resources: Our campus is well taken care of, however there has been so much construction going on that loud equipment, blocked pathways and closed parking lots are quite annoying. Our library is well stocked and the librarians are helpful. We have a beautiful track and football field which is well manicured and considerably new, I believe. It is not a campus that offers living facilities.

4 College Student

Academic Experience: History Major – Having swapped majors a few times, I have landed on History (actually a Liberal Arts major because AVC doesn't offer a history degree). I have taken one class so far for my history major and my professor was incredible. Not only was he engrossed in the subject, he made it easy for his class to relate to past events by comparing and contrasting with today's most important events. Much of these involved presidential decisions. Homework was minimal for this class. I do wish, however that the rest of my class had been as involved as I wanted to be. As I continue with my major, I will learn more about the program overall.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: Spread Diversity – Antelope Valley College has programs in which a student can register to be a pharmacy technician, a nurse, and many other fields. Also, the students you encounter here come from a wide variety of backgrounds and ages, making it a great institution to socialize.


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