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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 .



Total Students


Student Ratio
Female 57%
Male 43%


Total Faculty


Student/Faculty Ratio
41 : 1


Estimated Cost



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!

Student Fair Schedule

Valencia College recruiters are coming to Brazil, Vietnam, Peru, and Ecuador this Fall! Click here to see the schedule and register for the College Fair near you.

Country Cities Dates Time Name of Event Location
Sao Paulo
Sept 23, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM EducationUSA Fair Intercontinental Hotel
Sept 26 & 27, 2015 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Salao do Estudiante Fair Tivoli Hotel
Rio de Janeiro Sept 28, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM EducationUSA College fair Windsor Barra Hotel
Ho Chi Min City Oct 4, 2015 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Capstone College Fair Rex Hotel
Danang Oct 5, 2015 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Capstone College Fair Novotel Hotel
Hanoi Oct 7, 2015 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Capstone College Fair Daewoo Hotel
Hai Phong Oct 9, 2015 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Capstone College Fair Nam Cuong Hotel
Peru Lima Oct 12, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM EducationUSA College Fair Sheraton Hotel
Quito Oct 14, 2015 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM EducationUSA College Fair JW Marriot
Guayaquil Oct 17, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EducationUSA College Fair Hotel Oro Verde

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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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.


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.


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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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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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.


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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Students & Faculty

  • 60,546Total Students
  • 26,293Male Students
  • 34,253Female Students
  • 788Total Intl Students
  • 397Intl Male Students
  • 391Intl Female Students
  • 1,484Total Faculty
  • 41:1Student/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
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
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
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
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

Intensive English Program at Valencia

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