Student Body

Location
Orlando, FL
Undergrads
16,998
Tuition (in-state)
$9,005 ($2,378)
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5 College Junior

Student Body: There are every kinds of students studying here like from every different culture.Students are inter linked easy o make friends with joyful,friendly.Mostly students come here for study and so they give maximum time to studies and work very hard for better grades.

3 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: I'm a sophomore and I have many things I am interested so I am going to ucf after I graduate. But they seriously need to change the menu at the cafeteria; its expensive for someone who pays bills and stuff.

1 College Sophomore

Student Body: There is no sense of community. Students (ages ranging form 17-60+) go to classes and then go home. There is no interaction outside of that.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: I really haven't seen too much of our student body

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2 College Junior

Student Body: lol Okay the student body here is not really a "body". "Body" refers to unity and operating as a unit; besides going to the same school, there really isn't much of the "body" concept. Students here are cordial. You can say hi or nod and they'll say hi or nod back. And it's not unusual to see students taking a second to hold the door for someone coming in behind them (or someone loaded down with items being carried). But while cordial, the campus (at least Osceola) really does not have a FRIENDLY atmosphere.

This is where the individual students become a body. Where you come and are included in and are approached by other students; Whether it's to join a group, come to an event, or just to introduce yourself.

The college has a very outdated, very hard to navigate online forum for finding and getting in touch with groups on campus. And many of these groups are dead/inactive. The group communication board is so outdated and so counter-intuitive that it's hard to use it to get in contact with others to bring a group back to life. I've opened multiple group pages only to see a handful of posts spread out over weeks, months, or YEARS asking if the group is still active.

Here, most of your friends will come from class. But depending on your professor, making friends in class will vary in difficulty. Some professors will allow you to choose partners for group assignments, others won't. And because this is a community college, you might be stuck working with the elderly, assistant nurse for the rest of the semester. -Not ideal match-up if you want someone cool to hang with.

If you want to make friends at this college, you will have to MAKE friends. Almost make it your mission on some days to go out, meet some people around campus and see if you hit it off. Last week I did this and made a new friend, it's certainly doable.

But if you're coming to this school expecting a thriving student culture, you'll probably be disappointed.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 872nd
    Most Outgoing Students
  • 891st
    Smartest Students
  • 1100th
    Most Career-Oriented Students
  • 1125th
    Friendliest Students
  • 1362nd
    Best Social Interaction

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Junie Joseph
Hometown
Orlando Florida
Major
Political Science
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The student body is very diverse when it comes to age, race, ethnicity, culture, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political views, and economic standing. Most ethnic minorities are well represented at the school; Valencia Intercultural Student Association (VISA) is the voice of the international student body.

The majority of students have a busy schedule. Most of them work full-time and are full-time students, so while they are happy to socialize, it is not their priority. Most students just want to get down to business and finish their associate degree. However, it is not uncommon to see several different groups of students congregating in the coffee shop, at the library, discussing politics and religion while playing chess. Valencia is an open community where everyone seems to be working together to better their educational experience.

As for economic background, students who attend Valencia range from underprivileged to the upper class. However, economic differences rarely cause problems; students regard each other with mutual respect.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
57%
Male Undergrads
43%
Student Diversity
African American: 18%
Asian American: 4%
Hispanic: 30%
International: 1%
Native American: 0%
White: 37%
Unknown: 8%
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 5%
18-19: 43%
20-21: 22%
22-24: 11%
25+: 18%
Out-of-State Students
1%
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Foreign countries
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • New York
Typical Peers
Students at Valencia are as diverse as the world community. The word "typical" does not describe students here.
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: N/A
Student Organizations
Valencia has many student organizations. Student Government is one of the most active clubs on the Valencia campuses. Phi Theta Kappa is one of the best academic clubs on campus.
ROTC Programs
Army ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: No
Air Force ROTC: No
Did You Know?
  • Students have the chance to win $300 dollars in grants every fall and spring term and $150 dollars every summer as a member of Student Government Association.
  • Most members of Phi Theta Kappa receive some form of scholarship for further study after graduation with an associate degree.

Student Polls

I would say students at my school are    Based on 609 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Career-oriented
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Outgoing
  • Smart

How much social and academic interaction is there between students?    Based on 609 responses

  • 4% No interaction. My classes are all online or the students at my school are there to learn and then go home.
  • 43% Some interaction, but it's mostly in the classroom.
  • 52% A lot of interaction. Students participate in clubs, study together, and hang out.

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