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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3 College Junior

Academic Experience: What You Make of It. It can be really hard to get classes. I recommend being an athlete or honors student (if your grades qualify) in order to get better registration. Use ratemyprofessors.com because some teachers can be horrible. Other than these things I have had wonderful classes and really enjoyed my learning experiences. It is what you make of it.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: There are many facilities on campus. I am not aware of them all. I have used the student service center and the library and found them both easily accessible.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: Antelope Valley School (AVC) is student friendly to all types of students young or old, new, or recurring. I am a mother of two and have not been to school in many years. I found AVC faculty to be very helpful and easy to talk to. I am also a veteran and the veteran services are the best I have ever come across! When I first met the veteran financial aid person she gave me a hug and thanked me for my service!

4 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: Pleasant and Easy – I qualify for the bog fee waiver so classes are not expensive for me at all. Financial aid is enough for me to just focus on getting an education and not get a job. Sure, I still have a lot of worries money-wise, but the whole financial aid process at my college does not add to it.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Lack of Course Offerings in a Timely Manner – I waited 5 years to take one class, 2 years to take a different class. The way the system is going, it is impossible to finish an AA or AS in 2 years!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: AVC has enabled my family and me to take classes for the past 6 years. My son and I will graduate Spring 2012.

3 College Student

Campus Resources: Computer Labs and Wireless – There are computer labs but they are often over crowded. Most of the time, there aren't enough computers available for use. The wireless is terrible because you have to pay for it. Other than that, the connection gets the job done.

4 College Student

Student Body: Everyone seems to be friendly enough if they have time. Most of the students really just want to have a good time so they are always very chatty. There are people from every ethnic background at AVC. It is a very diverse school.

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.


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