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    IRVINE IS A VIBRANT CITY in the heart of Orange County,

    California. Our multicultural city is home to over 100

    international and national company headquarters. Irvine has

    been consistently ranked as one of the safest cities in the US

    and one of the “Best Places to Live in America” by Money

    Magazine (2016).  
     

    Irvine is just a short drive to Los Angeles and San Diego,

    giving students easy access to the famous Southern

    California beaches in the summer, mountain ski resorts in

    winter and a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy year-round. 
     

    In addition, Irvine is located near famous shopping locations,

    museums, universities and amusement parks.
     

    Visit www.destinationirvine.com

    IRVINE, CALIFORNIA

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  • #1 UNIVERSITY TRANSFER RATE 

    IN CALIFORNIA

    IVC HAS THE HIGHEST UNIVERSITY TRANSFER RATE out of all 114 California

    community colleges, including to prestigious universities like Brown, Columbia, Caltech,

    Penn, UC Berkeley, UCLA and USC.
     

    Rigorous academics, dedicated faculty and strong support services are just part of the

    reason for our successful university transfer rate. 
     

    IVC also has a very active Transfer Center that hosts university representative visits,

    university transfer fairs, campus tours and application workshops. Specialized counseling

    services for international student transfer are also offered.
     

    The Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa, and Psi Beta honor societies are all available at

    IVC and provide students an advantage when applying to universities. 
     

    Visit University Transfer for a list of universities where our international students have

    transferred.

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    TAG – 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.
     

    Degree Guarantees – If you complete an Associate Degree for Transfer at IVC and meet the

    minimum eligibility requirements, you are granted admission at a California State University

    (CSU).
     

    Start at a community college and complete your bachelor’s degree at half the cost! Two years

    at Irvine Valley College will prepare you to transfer to top universities. 

    2 YEARS AT IVC + 2 YEARS AT UNIVERSITY 
    = BACHELOR’S DEGREE

    THE COST OF GOING TO COLLEGE

    FULL-TIME INTERNATIONAL TUITION AND FEES FOR ONE YEAR

    IVC $8,024

    CSU $16,358

    UC $43,529

    PRIVATE $52,426

  • WHY CHOOSE IVC

    •   #1 university transfer rate in California
    •   Academic excellence; distinguished faculty hold master’s degrees and PhDs
    •   Small class size ensures that students have the opportunity to learn from our

        dedicated faculty
    •   Extensive support services including a library, computer centers,

        tutoring center, health center, cafeteria and counseling center
    •   Safe and beautiful location in Irvine, California
    •   Full service International Student Program
    •   Affordable American education

     

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  • ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

    IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE is recognized for academic excellence. Our faculty are all experts in their fields and include authors, scientists, artists, designers, musicians, Fulbright scholars and entrepreneurs. IVC offers majors within the following schools: 

    •   Arts
    •   Business Sciences
    •   Humanities
    •   Integrated Design, Engineering, and Automation (IDEA)
    •   Kinesiology, Health and Athletics
    •   Languages and Learning Resources
    •   Library Services
    •   Life Sciences and Technologies
    •   Mathematics and Computer Science
    •   Physical Sciences and Technologies
    •   Social and Behavioral Sciences

     

    •   #1 university transfer rate in California
    •   Academic excellence; distinguished faculty hold master’s degrees and PhDs
    •   Small class size ensures that students have the opportunity to learn from our

        dedicated faculty
    •   Extensive support services including a library, computer centers,

        tutoring center, health center, cafeteria and counseling center
    •   Safe and beautiful location in Irvine, California
    •   Full service International Student Program
    •   Affordable American education

     

  • HOUSING &

    STUDENT LIFE

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    STUDENT LIFE 
     

    HOUSING
     

    Student Life at Irvine Valley College is very dynamic, with clubs and extra-curricular programs available for students to join.In addition, there are dance and theater programs, art exhibits and special events that happen year-round on campus.
     

    IVC also has a very active athletics program with state and national championship titles in both men and women's sports. 

     

     

    Students will find a wide variety of housing options in the Irvine area. There are many off-campus apartments located near the college. Host family programs are also available for students.
     

    For more information about housing options at Irvine Valley College, click here.
     
     

     

  • THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM welcomes over 760 international students annually from over 50 different countries. From the application process all the way to graduation, the International Student Program provides services that promote student success. 
     

    Applying is easy, and the response time is fast. Irvine Valley College admits students in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Check our application deadlines.

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