#1 Transfer Rate in California
Irvine Valley College (IVC) has the highest rate of students transferring to four-year schools out of all 116 community colleges in the state, including to prestigious universities like Brown, Columbia, Caltech, Harvey Mudd, Penn, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and USC.
IVC is also:
- #1 in transfers to UC Irvine in California
- #1 in transfers to the UC System from Orange County
Is a UC Education in Your Future?
Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) agreements with UC Irvine, UC Davis, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz offer guaranteed admission to students who meet their guidelines.
CSU Transfer: A Degree with a Guarantee
If you complete a special Associate Degree for Transfer at IVC and meet the minimum eligibility requirements, you’re guaranteed admission to a CSU.
Agreements with Private Universities
If you’ve set your sights on attending a private school, IVC has transfer agreements with Brandman University, Chapman University, Concordia University, University of La Verne, and many others.
Learn more about your transfer options at the Transfer Center.
Cost of Going to College
The cost of attending Irvine Valley College is very low compared to the private, UC, and CSU systems. First-time college students may also be eligible for FREE tuition through Irvine Valley Promise. Plus, IVC offers more than $20 million in financial aid each year, including scholarships, grants, and work-study. This past year, we have offered more financial aid than ever at IVC!
Full-Time Tuition and Fees for One Year:
- IVC: $1,146
- CSUF: $6,977
- UCI: $15,737
- Chapman: $58,250
Source: ivc.edu, fullerton.edu, uci.edu and chapman.edu
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Small Class Sizes & Distinguished Faculty
Small class sizes provide an opportunity for a more personalized learning experience for students. In a smaller classroom setting, you’ll have more opportunities to interact with and learn from our experienced faculty. IVC faculty are experts in their fields and include authors, scientists, artists, designers, musicians, Fulbright scholars, and entrepreneurs.
The Workforce is Waiting
Start a new career path in one year or less! Do you have your sights set on a career in a high-paying, high-demand industry? IVC offers more than 100 career-ready degrees and certificates, including focused pathways in 21 in-demand industry sectors. Learn hands-on career skills from real industry veterans, and connect with Orange County employers along the way. For more information, visit Career Education.
Athletics & Student Life
IVC Athletics has been a member of the Orange Empire Conference since 1990, and has collected 24 state championships and 58 conference titles. IVC competes in 10 varsity sports: men’s baseball, men’s tennis, women’s badminton and beach volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, and volleyball.
Student Life at IVC is as diverse as its student body. With a huge variety of clubs and activities to choose from, there’s something for everybody.