Visalia, CA
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San Joaquin Valley College
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Reviews 115 total reviews with an average rating of 4.1

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5 College Senior

Student Body: All staff on campus respects students equally. Their has been no complaints or problems that has intervened with my studies or learning. All students are treated equally and are respected as adults.

3 College Senior

Career Services: The college resource center is very consistent at finding job placement for students after graduation. Teachers and counselors are very persistent at pushing their students in the right direction to improve the odds of finding employment after graduation.

5 College Senior

Campus Resources: i havent seen a school that lets you print out all the things you need for free. i've been to other school who charge ten cents per page. times are hard and its nice to see that we don't get charged for thing other schools charge for. not to mention the FREE tutoring! i always take advantage of tutoring services! everywhere you turn the staff is always smiling and makes you feel so welcomed!

5 College Senior

Student Body: Everyone is friendly here but you can tell that they are here to learn and not to mess around. Thats the main thing i like is that i know in my classes there will not be someone interrupting because we all are dedicated to our studies.

5 College Senior

Campus Resources: i love everything about san joaquin valley college because everyone is so friendly. they have free tutoring if you need help and if you need a drive they will help you find someone you can car pull with because education is the goal and they are here to help you reach the goal. over all best school ever

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: understandable and easy to work with! theres no hassle at all

3 College Junior

Student Body: Most of the student here are working part-time and are very serious about school, very mature.

3 College Junior

Online Courses: I do not have a strong opinion on online course because i have classes.

4 College Junior

Career Services: After I graduate, the school has school carreer advisors that help each student get a job in their field of study.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: The application process is very smooth. Administrative staff is very helpful and approachable. Classes are small and the interaction with the students and professors is good. The workload is a little bit intense but doable. I understand many of the majors are transferrable to state universities and some of the coordinators of the programs do or have worked at other state universities as well. The tuition is very high though.....I think that's the only downside.

3 College Junior

Student Body: Student body is pretty diverse. Men, women, different ages, different backgrounds, pretty cool.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: I have only been a student at SJVC for about a month in the RN program. I can say some of the professors are a little bit not so organized, and there are some flaws I believe because some instructors are grown up and experienced but some are just a bit too young, or too busy with their own career. I have attended a UC before and I can say this experience at SJVC is still more desireble since you get to know your professors and classmates. So far I can say the exams are hard but not impossible....administration staff has been so far very helpful... I guess I'll see in a few more months...

1 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: I graduated from this college, and so did my fiance. We have to say that getting help from them was heartbreaking. They get you in with a lot of flowery speeches, leading you to believe they will help you find work. (They do NOT help you find a job after you graduate.) Nope, no they will not. And when you call to ask for help (which my fiance did this year since he graduated recently) the coordinator, who was hired to do so, was very nasty, rude, inconsiderate and belittling. It was the same for me, also, I left messages and was never returned any phone calls for help. During your time in the career you are training for you will have a chance to see how much money you 'should' be making per a salary site they have you use, lets just say that in today's recession you will more than likely not make half of what it says your career choice should be making. This school does not inform you that they are just the basics, that after you graduate you MUST apply for a university or else your degree is pretty much like a high school diploma. The only value in it is to say you did some college, but not enough to get you a good job in these times. The teachers were not 'teacher'-teachers but former employees in their career choices. Therefore they have no degree in teaching you like a college professor would. These teachers do what they are told, get you in, cram cram CRAM you full of information for 5 weeks, then send you off to your next set of classes. Those that I had were mildly professional while some just were generally there to get paid. We both regret having gone to this college because now we have thousands of dollars in loans to pay and no jobs available to assist us. We are grievously disappointed.

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5 College Junior

Campus Resources: It is very neat and clean and my admissions advisor was very enthusiastic.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: SJVC offers competitive opportunities, career help, curriculum that pertains to your field of study, fast and easy registration process, extern hours, campus department clubs, and a professional environment.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: There are some advantages and disadvantages of being a SJVC student. Some advantages are having the most experienced instructors, having the financial aid report directly to you, and getting full knowledge of loans, grants, and other types of aid. Some disadvantages are not being able to keep your Pell Grant, because it goes directly to tuition and payments, pulling out the rest owed through substantial lenders, and the cost being so high because it is a private JC.

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5 College Senior

Campus Resources: the computer network is pretty fast and i like the fact that you are able to print out whatever you need and use the computers as much as you need to use them.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: SJVC has been the greatest experience for me and they have been wonderful in all aspects. If I could afford to continue my education right now...I would stay with SJVC and would recommend them to everyone and anyone!

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: this college has a good student center,a library,and very good campus activities.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: my school is neat because teachers and students help one another and i feel comfortable helping others.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: the computers at are school are always going down.we couldn't take a test today due to the internet being down.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: In the program I am in there is not much flexability in the schedule. I am alright with that though because I know that it is an accelerated program. If I miss a day I will miss a lot of work.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: My school has a program that allows the students to have extra practice on the areas that they have trouble in. It also has a food truck that parks outside on the parking lot for students that go on their lunch.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: The computer lab at SJVC is pretty good.there is plenty of room for a lot of people to go in and do their work. The only thing i can think of that is bad is that sometimes the internet runs really slow.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: This campus doesn't have anything fancy in it. Its alright though because it isn't a campus that people live in. It has all the things you would need in a campus though. Most importantly a computer lab to get your work finished.


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