Los Angeles Valley College: Narrative Description

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5800 Fulton Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91401-4096
Tel: (818)947-2600
Admissions: (818)947-2353
Fax: (818)947-2610
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lavc.cc.ca.us/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Los Angeles Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 105-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $120,000. Research spending 2003-04: $583,057. Educational spending 2003-04: $3177 per student. Total enrollment: 18,761. Full-time: 5,021 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 13,740 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 43 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 43% 25 or older, 27% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3696 full-time, $154 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $450 full-time, $18 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Major annual events: graduation, Dean's Reception. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Los Angeles Valley Library with 124,000 books, 7,300 microform titles, 400 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $777,729. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.