Wenatchee Valley College: Narrative Description

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1300 Fifth St.
Wenatchee, WA 98801-1799
Tel: (509)662-1651
Admissions: (509)682-6800
Fax: (509)664-2511
Web Site: http://wvc.ctc.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1939. Setting: 56-acre rural campus. Endowment: $358,000. Total enrollment: 4,046. 843 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 6 other countries, 54% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

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

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 16 open to all. Major annual event: Cinco de Mayo. Campus security: evening and late night security patrols. Option: coed housing available. John Brown Library plus 1 other with 32,000 books, 220 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 54 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Situated at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers, Wenatchee is known as the apple capital of the world. In the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the city has a temperate climate with four definite seasons. The average maximum temperature is 75 degrees, with an average minimum of 28 degrees, with an average rainfall of 9.58 inches. The community is accessible by bus, air, and major highways. There are almost 40 churches representing various denominations, a YMCA, YWCA, library, museum, theatres, medical facilities, motels, hotels, good shopping, and many civic and fraternal organizations. Local recreation includes hunting, boating, fishing, golf, and skiing. A state apple blossom festival is held annually. Part-time employment is available.

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