Whether your plan is to take classes and transfer to a four-year university or enter one of our career programs designed to get you into the workforce right away, Rock Valley College has what you are looking for. Select from one of our more than 60 transfer areas or more than 30 career programs.
Whether you are new to the college or know your way around, we have a variety of services designed to help you succeed. We're here for you every step of the way.
At Rock Valley College, you're not just a number. Our highly respected faculty have master's degrees, doctorates and real-world experience. You won't be competing for attention in a huge lecture hall. Our average class size is 21, so you'll get a chance to interact, challenge and be challenged by your instructors.
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's soccer. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won 11 national championships and we have had more than 130 All-Americans.
Have fun. Try stuff. RVC gives you opportunities to get involved. There are lots of student activities to choose from. We offer more than 20 clubs and organizations. Try your hands at student government. Join the staff of our campus newspaper. What's it going to be?
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features nearly 75,000 volumes and more than 650 periodicals, and access to the interlibrary loan system. It also features spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby!
The Student Ambassador program is run through the Admissions & Recruitment office on campus. The Ambassadors are involved in many things on campus but some of their chief responsibilities include sitting on student panels, telecounseling incoming students, helping man the Student Center Information Desk, and giving campus tours. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience, so if you have any questions, come see them!
Yazmin is our lead Ambassador. She is Sophomore studying Theater.
What is your favorite spot on campus? "The ERC because it is so nice and peaceful. The perfect place to get work done."
What is your fondest memory of RVC? "Walking into work here for the first time, nervous as ever, and leaving feeling like part of a family."
Maria is a Sophomore from Zacatecas, Mexico! She's working towards her Associates in Science degree.
What is your favorite spot on campus and why? "My favorite spot to be on campus is hanging out in the bridge, because I like seeing the creek. It just looks peaceful."
What is your fondest Rock Valley College memory? "One of my fondest memories was when I joined ALAS (Association of Latin American Students). That has been one of the things that I wanted to do since I was in high school. I always went to their events and it is just amazing to be an officer and a part of ALAS."
Claudia is a Sophomore studying Business Law.
What do you like most about Rock Valley College? "It's a campus that is open to anyone! It has a great variety of student clubs that anyone can join, and great resources to help you get where you need to be to get your degree."
Why is it great to be a Golden Eagle? "Because we're gold! Being a Golden Eagle is more than just being a student at the college, it is being involved in all the things that you can at the college."
Dominica is a Sophomore studying Human Services and Sociology.
Why did you choose Rock Valley College? "It had more to offer me than other local colleges. Plus, I look awesome in the school colors!"
What activities are you involved in on campus? "The Human Services Club and RVC Student Ambassadors"
Erinn is a Freshman studying Music and Communications.
What activities are you involved in on campus? "I will be involved with choir, drama activities, and InterVarsity, the Christian group on campus."
What do I like most about Rock Valley College? "I really enjoy the variety of classes that they offer and how easy everything is. Everyone is extremely helpful, either with money issues or academic advising, and the campus is gorgeous but also compact and convenient as well."
Sam is a Freshman studying Business.
Why did you choose Rock Valley College? "I chose Rock Valley because it is close to home, and it will allow me to save money for a four year university once my two years at Rock Valley have ended."
What is your favorite spot on campus and why? "My favorite spot on campus would be the switchboard area in the Student Center because it is my comfy work spot. I once fell asleep in the lounge in the Student Center as well, so that would also be one of my favorite spots on campus."
Are you excited about being a student at Rock Valley College? Do you have an interest in reaching out to prospective students and sharing your experiences with them? If so, you just might have what it takes to become a Student Ambassador!
The Information Center is seeking members for our STudent Admissions Relations Team (or START Team). START students support enrollment efforts at RVC by providing essential services to prospective students and their families. Some of these activities include campus tours, telephone outreach, student panels, and helping with community events. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA to be an active member in the program. START has many perks including leadership development, letters of recommendation, appreciation events each semester, and a chance to earn RVC gear and other cool stuff. Involvement in the START program also qualifies you to apply for paid positions within the Student Center Information Center. Only students in the START program will be looked at to fill empty, paid Student Ambassador positions. If you are interested, you may pick up an application for START at the Student Center Information Desk.