You are Welcome Here!
IVC wants you to know that we welcome our 430 international students to our campus and community. You Are Welcome Here!
Strong University Transfer Rate
IVC is ranked number 1 for university transfer among all California community colleges! Begin with the best and set yourself up to transfer to a top US university.
A Premier California community College
Named "Top Medium-Sized Community College in Southern California" (Edsmart.org) based on IVC’s strong academics and transfer rate.
Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG):
IVC has Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) programs with campuses in the University of California, California State University and private college systems.
TAG gives students a competitive edge in the university transfer process with guaranteed admission to participating universities upon completion of specified coursework.
Affordable American Education
With reasonable tuition fees, IVC students can complete their required general education and lower-division major courses at half the cost of a four-year university.
IVC is located in beautiful Irvine, California, in the heart of Southern California’s “Technology Coast” and is home to over 15,000 businesses. Irvine was named the happiest city in Southern California and fifth in the nation, according to WalletHub’s 2022 rankings. Irvine is a world leader in science, technology, and medicine with Amazon, Apple, and SpaceX all having offices in Irvine. Plus, there are 364 miles of bike trails in Irvine.
Irvine is been listed on the FBI’s "Safest City in America" list for 15 years in a row!
Personal Attention and Support
IVC offers small classes and friendly professors to ensure you get the support you need. College services include a comprehensive library, computer center, learning center, free tutoring services, housing assistance, and a health center. The International Student Program provides international student advising and specialized international counseling services.
Irvine Valley College combines a small college environment with modern facilities and equipment. Students can be part of an active campus life, a reputation for academic excellence, a diverse student body, and many programs and services.