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#1 in UC Transfers

Irvine Valley College (IVC) is #1 in transfers to UC Irvine among all community colleges in California, and #1 in transfers to UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, UC Davis, and UC Riverside among all Orange County community colleges. IVC also has among the highest rates of student transfers in the state, including prestigious universities like Brown, Columbia, Caltech, Harvey Mudd, Penn, and USC.

  • Is a UC Education in Your Future?
    Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) agreements with UC Irvine, UC Davis, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz offer guaranteed admission to students who meet their guidelines.
  • CSU Transfer: A Degree with a Guarantee
    If you complete a special Associate Degree for Transfer at IVC and meet the minimum eligibility requirements, you’re guaranteed admission to a CSU.
  • Agreements with Private Universities
    If you’ve set your sights on attending a private school, IVC has transfer agreements with Brandman University, Chapman University, Concordia University, University of La Verne, and many others.

Learn more about your transfer options at the Transfer Center.

Cost of Going to College

The cost of attending Irvine Valley College is very low compared to the private, UC, and CSU systems. First-time college students may also be eligible for FREE tuition through Irvine Valley Promise.

Full-Time Tuition and Fees for One Year:

  • IVC: $1,144
  • CSUF: $6,854
  • UCI: $15,502
  • Chapman: $25,297

Source: ivc.edu, fullerton.edu, uci.edu and chapman.edu

Small Class Sizes & Distinguished Faculty

Small class sizes provide an opportunity for a more personalized learning experience for students. In a smaller classroom setting, you’ll have more opportunities to interact with and learn from our experienced faculty. IVC faculty are experts in their fields and include authors, scientists, artists, designers, musicians, Fulbright scholars, and entrepreneurs.

The Workforce is Waiting

Start a new career path in one year or less! Do you have your sights set on a career in a high-paying, high-demand industry? IVC offers more than 100 career-ready degrees and certificates, including focused pathways in 21 in-demand industry sectors. Learn hands-on career skills from real industry veterans, and connect with Orange County employers along the way. For more information, visit Career Education.

Athletics & Student Life

IVC Athletics has been in the game since 1990, and has collected 24 state championships and 52 conference titles through the spring of 2019.

Student Life at IVC is as diverse as its student body. With a huge variety of clubs and activities to choose from, there’s something for everybody.


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