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Reviews 672 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Valley is super flexible with its class availability and the times they offer. All of the teachers I've had make some type of effort to work with you if life happens to interfere in any way. Ex) family emergency, car accident, etc. You get what you give here so show that you're making an effort a your teachers will be more likely to help you out

3 College Junior

Online Courses: Online courses are a bit harder to work with mostly because the systems/sites they use are fairly new to the school so there's still a lot of getting used to and learning how to better manage and use the sites as faculty as well as a student

3 College Junior

Career Services: I'm still finishing classes for transfer here but once you get your certification or degree the only networks you'll probably have will be those you made for yourself. Ex) a teacher you keep/kept in contact with throughout your time here.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: They offer a wide range of courses and multiple different times especially during the fall and spring semesters! Winter and summer are only 5 weeks but they still manage to offer a good amount of classes at various times. There's also classes that you can take online or as a hybrid (in-class/online). The majority of professors will help you out as long as they see you putting in effort to succeed in their classes.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Out of the community colleges in my immediate area I'm glad I chose LAVC, classes are much easier to get, parking isn't horrible, the campus is pretty small so there's no rushing in between classes or worrying about how far you parked. As long as you stay focused there's no reason why you wouldn't have a successful and good time at valley

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The sociology department is full of passionate professors who will honestly go out of their way to help you if you put the same amount of effort into their classes and school work. Out of all the classes I've taken here at valley my different sociology teachers have been my favorites.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The campus and it's resources are what you make of it. Unless you reach out for the help you need don't count on getting it, but if you take the initiative valley has a lot of cool programs and clubs to help you succeed and ever transfer if that's what you want. Super cost efficient too!

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: This school has a very flexible curriculum with classes offered all the time

3 College Junior

Online Courses: I haven't taken any online classes at this school.

3 College Junior

Career Services: There are no post grad services that I know of since it is a community college.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Classes average out to normal class sizes. The GE classes are the ones that can get crowed, but classes that are need for my major tend to average around 20-25 students

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: From the services I've used it seems they provide more than enough help as long as you ask.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: Being a business major is fairly easy. Not many essays required in most of my classes. They mainly consist of projects relating to business topics.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is a good transitional community college that can help you get to another school once you're done.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: have been okay for the most part, very flexible and good

3 College Junior

Online Courses: had some good and bad classes online so pretty neutral

3 College Junior

Career Services: i haven't really checked it out or become aware, but i hope to

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: respectful and they know what they are doing and how they teach

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: for the most part they have people and workshops always trying to help students

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: for the most part have good professors that know material very well

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: its great, has so many resources for all students

4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: I am a first year student so far I have not tired to transfer yet.

4 College Sophomore

Online Courses: They make their directions clear and easy to understand. If people with less knowledge about the Internet will find it easy to take a online course.

4 College Sophomore

Career Services: This staff and counselors are there to help you and they know what is best for you with helping you successfully transfer to the university that you want with your specific major.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The class sizes are average. So far I have had good luck getting into the classes I wanted that I need in order to transfer but over all each class is different. Some classes might be over pacted while others have a half empty class.

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Overall, students are satisfied with the Valley College experience, recognizing that you get what you pay for and admitting that Valley College has great opportunities for those who are driven to seek them out. Students who are proactive in joining clubs and seeking transfer opportunities are usually more satisfied than the students who simply phone in their performances. Students complain about the lack of guidance that results in taking classes they don’t really need, but the guidance is there if students persistently seek it out. Attending Valley College can be a good way for students to transition into a four-year college, as the smaller community allows students to get to know their professors and get extra help from tutors if they need it.

With the instability of today’s economy and the insecurity of the post-graduate job market, community college is an excellent option for students who want to avoid taking on tremendous amounts of debt. It’s also a great way for students fresh out of high school to explore their interests before committing to a certain university or major program. Valley College also appeals to older students, whether they are considering a career change or are just interested in taking a class or two. However, this inexpensive alternative to a four-year university will only prepare students for the rigors of college life if the student is willing to take the initiative to challenge himself. Otherwise, students can get lost, floating around in a high school-like environment. Students who graduate from Valley go on to do great things, but the impetus is on the student to make the most of his time at Valley and to stay focused on his goals and plans for the future.

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