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Top 10 Reasons
RVCC Students Succeed
1: Accomplished, caring faculty
Students receive personalized instruction from accomplished faculty who bring real-world experience, as well as solid academic knowledge, into the classroom. RVCC faculty includes critically acclaimed authors, Fulbright Scholars and Princeton Mid-Career Fellows. More than 40 percent hold doctorate degrees or the highest degree in their field.
2: Small class sizes
Unlike at larger schools where students are taught in large lecture halls by teaching assistants, at RVCC classes are taught by the professors themselves, who get to know their students. Students will enjoy the advantages of small classes. The average class size is just 19 students.
3: Personalized attention
From applying to RVCC to selecting classes to developing an academic roadmap for success, our students receive personalized attention, support and encouragement. Our advisors, counselors and faculty are dedicated to helping students make a successful transition to college and build a strong academic foundation.
4: Innovative learning
RVCC is nationally recognized for its innovative learning and cutting-edge technology. RVCC was rated among the Top Ten colleges and universities in the country in a book by authors Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus. The book, Higher Education? (Times Books), highlights RVCC in a chapter on “Schools We Like—Our Top Ten List.” According to the authors, RVCC “provides a better introduction to college work than many four-year schools.”
5: Great transfer opportunities after RVCC
An RVCC education prepares students to transfer to the top colleges and universities in New Jersey and across the nation. Seventy percent of RVCC students are enrolled in programs designed to transfer to four-year colleges. RVCC students have transferred to some of the most prestigious universities in the country, including Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, Smith, NYU, Drew and Rutgers.
6: Career-track programs designed with industry
RVCC has partnered with local industry to develop new career programs in such in-demand fields as healthcare, auto technology, advanced manufacturing, cosmetology and HVAC. Students learn the skills to be successful and gain hands-on experience through internships and job shadowing. All programs can be completed in a year or less and job placement services are provided.
7: Affordable tuition
Avoid huge college debt. Earn a degree or certificate at RVCC for a fraction of what it costs to attend a four-year public or private college in New Jersey or across the country.
8: Academic scholarships
The College offers a variety of scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. Our innovative Galileo Scholarship provides faculty mentors and internship opportunities, as well as financial support, for students majoring in science, math, engineering or technology. NJ STARS provides free tuition to top high school graduates who attend their local community college.
9: Service to the community
RVCC is a national leader in Service Learning, a program that enables students to serve in the community and receive academic credit for their work. Students have an opportunity to volunteer their services to a wide range of community and government organizations. As a result of their experiences, many students continue their commitment to community service long after their participation in the program ends.
RVCC students can get real-world experience by participating in a variety of off-campus internship opportunities at area businesses and organizations. Students may hone their skills and explore career options in such areas as finance, engineering, computers and public relations. Internships—some of which are paid positions—are available throughout the school year and summer.
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