West Valley College: Narrative Description

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14000 Fruitvale Ave.
Saratoga, CA 95070-5698
Tel: (408)867-2200
Admissions: (408)741-2454
Fax: (408)867-5033
Web Site: http://www.westvalley.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 143-acre small town campus with easy access to San Francisco and San Jose. Total enrollment: 11,000. Students come from 2 states and territories, 20 other countries, 58% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3768 full-time, $157 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $624 full-time, $26 per unit part-time, $13 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. West Valley College Library with 82,959 books and 491 serials. 200 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment:

See San Jose State University.

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