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About Valencia College

Located in Orlando, Florida, Valencia College is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and was named the best community college in the nation as the inaugural winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. As a community college, Valencia primarily offers two-year associate degrees, which transfer to university bachelor’s programs. Compared to a Florida public university, the level of education at Valencia is just the same, but the tuition is 40% less, the class sizes are typically smaller and there are more support resources.

With more than 100 countries represented on its campuses, Valencia welcomes students from all over the world. The college’s dedicated International Student Services team can assist you with everything from admissions and immigration to academic advising and university transfer .

 

Students

Total Students

60,546

Student Ratio
Female 57%
Male 43%

Faculty

Total Faculty

1,484

Student/Faculty Ratio
41 : 1
 

Tuition

Estimated Cost

$24,495

 

Google Hangout with Valencia College

If you are trying to figure out the right path for your education in the United States, it is important to understand the different types of institutions that are available to you. That's why we've teamed up with Valencia College in Orlando, Florida to introduce you to the American education system. We will explore the differences between universities and colleges and discuss some of the options for students after graduation.

You'll also get an inside look at student life at Valencia College and be able to have your questions answered, live!

The Valencia Difference

Valencia College is recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation, receiving the inaugural Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence in honor of our achievements in academics and student experience. At Valencia, students get a top-notch education at a price that they can afford. We offer the same curriculum and courses as a state university, at half the cost. With smaller campuses and classes, Valencia offers its students more support along the way. You will have flexibility to take classes days, nights, or weekends on any of our five campuses or online. On top of that, Flex Start courses are beginning all of the time! When you’re finished at Valencia College, you will be ready to go straight into a high-skill, high-wage job, or transfer to a four-year university with two years of transferable credits and guaranteed admission.

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Student Fair Schedule


Valencia's new International Student Services website is dedicated to international students – future and current – allowing them to connect with Valencia and find information such as Application and Admission Requirements, About Orlando, Student Life, Navigating Health Care in the U.S., Arrival Information, Visa Information, Student Testimonials and much more. It’s a valuable resource for future and current international students that come to study at Valencia from more than 100 countries.

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CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

At Valencia, students can choose from dozens of groups, clubs and organizations. Students can join clubs for a variety of interest areas including movies, books, art, nature and careers, as well as get involved in student government and volunteer organizations. Intramural sports and campus fitness centers are also available for aspiring athletes and those who just want to stay in shape.

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES

Student life at Valencia goes well beyond the classroom. Throughout the year, the campuses come alive with cultural performances, art exhibits, film festivals, concerts, guest speakers, rallies, and dozens of clubs and organizations. Valencia has even been a tour stop for U.S. presidents, including Barack Obama. In addition, International Student Services hosts special events, from immigration and employment workshops to cultural events, where you can meet other international students.

AROUND TOWN

Local theme parks, year-round sunshine and Florida beaches have made Orlando a popular vacation destination and a great place to live. In addition to the entertainment of nearby theme parks, shopping and restaurants, Valencia students can enjoy downtown Orlando’s unique art and music venues. Sports fans can enjoy UCF Knights athletics, go to an Orlando City Soccer game or catch a Magic basketball game at the spectacular Amway arena located nearby.

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English as a Second Language

Valencia College provides an Intensive English Program for students 15 years old and above. We accept students at all language levels from beginner to advanced. Students interested in a degree at Valencia who need to improve their English can start with the Intensive English Program and then transfer into a Valencia degree seeking program. The program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) which is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency for English Language Programs and institutions in the U.S. Achieving accreditation through the CEA requires meeting certain standards. Accreditation is not an easy process, and CEA-accredited programs that are among the best, not only in the U.S. but worldwide.

Features & Benefits

  • Small class sizes
  • Experienced and well-trained instructors
  • Students of all English proficiency levels are accepted
  • A diverse student population from over 50 countries
  • Courses cover speaking, reading, listening and writing
  • Prime location in Central Florida with year-round warm temperatures
  • Valencia College graduates with an A.A. degree are guaranteed acceptance into one of eleven state universities here in Florida.
  • International Student Services (ISS)

    Even prior to becoming a Valencia Student, ISS is here for you. The friendly staff can assist with the admissions process, documentation, academic advising and other individual needs. Furthermore, ISS provides immigration sessions and workshops to new and returning international students.

    You can also join Valencia’s Facebook group for internatioanl students to connect with ISS staff, as well as other students to ask questions and get updates.

    Student Success Course

    The Student Success Course is a great elective for new students seeking to gain some college survival skills. You will develop techniques for studying, time management, test taking, setting educational and career goals, and using the numerous Valencia resources at your disposal.

    Libraries

    There are libraries located on each of Valencia’s five campuses, each offering a wide variety of educational resources including books, periodicals, eBooks and multimedia resources. The libraries provide students with computer workstations for accessing the Internet as well as over 140 online databases and journals. Librarians and library staff are always available to help you with research, documentation and all of the technology available at Valencia’s libraries.

    Online Resources

    Valencia also offers free on-campus Wi-Fi and computer labs allowing access to a host of online services. As a Valencia student, you will be able to have your own Atlas account where you can check email, register for classes, access admissions and financial records, and connect to educational and career planning resources.

    Tutoring and Academic Help

    Free tutoring is available within all subject areas upon request. Both one-on-one and group tutoring is available, so that you can get the academic assistance that you need, regardless of your learning style or program of study. Some subjects such as math, reading and writing, are available on all campuses, while others are campus specific.

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    Intensive English Program at Valencia

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    Students & Faculty

    Students
    60,546
    Total Students
    26,293
    Male Students
    34,253
    Female Students
    788
    Total Intl Students
    397
    Intl Male Students
    391
    Intl Female Students
    Faculty
    1,484
    Total Faculty
    41:1
    Student/Fac Ratio
    *All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

    Degrees & Programs

    Accounting and Related Services, Other
    Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
    Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
    Architecture
    Art/Art Studies, General
    Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other
    Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
    Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
    Broadcast Journalism
    Business Administration and Management, General
    Cardiopulmonary Technology/Technologist
    Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
    Chemistry, General
    Cinematography and Film/Video Production
    Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
    Commercial and Advertising Art
    Computational Science
    Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
    Computer Engineering, General
    Computer Programming, Specific Applications
    Computer Science
    Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
    Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
    Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
    Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
    Corrections
    Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
    Criminal Justice/Police Science
    Criminalistics and Criminal Science
    Culinary Arts/Chef Training
    Customer Service Management
    Dance, General
    Dance, Other
    Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
    Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
    Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
    Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
    Education, Other
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
    Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
    Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
    Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
    Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
    Film/Cinema/Video Studies
    Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
    Fire Science/Fire-fighting
    Forensic Science and Technology
    Graphic Design
    Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
    Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
    History, General
    Hospitality Administration/Management, General
    Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
    Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
    Industrial Technology/Technician
    Information Technology
    Landscaping and Groundskeeping
    Laser and Optical Technology/Technician
    Legal Assistant/Paralegal
    Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
    Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
    Management Information Systems, General
    Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
    Mathematics and Statistics
    Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
    Music Technology
    Music, Other
    Network and System Administration/Administrator
    Nursing Science
    Operations Management and Supervision
    Philosophy
    Political Science and Government, General
    Psychology, General
    Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
    Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
    Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager
    Restaurant/Food Services Management
    Robotics Technology/Technician
    Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
    Social Sciences, General
    Sociology
    Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
    Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
    Visual and Performing Arts, Other
    Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
    Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

    Valencia Degree Programs

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