RVCC welcomes international students on campus. Students from more than 30 different countries are studying degree and certificate programs with F1 visas.
The RVCC ADVANTAGE:
1. Personalized Attention
Step into a classroom and you’ll feel like you belong. Unlike at larger colleges and universities where you’re just a number in a large lecture hall being taught by a teaching assistant, at RVCC our classes average only 19 students and are taught by the professors themselves.
2. Accomplished Faculty
Our faculty members are passionate about teaching and helping you succeed in the classroom and in life. The faculty are at the forefront of developments in their field and include critically acclaimed authors, Fulbright Scholars, Princeton mid-Career Fellows, award-winning artists, and highly regarded scholars who have presented at international conferences. Half hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field.
3. Scholarship Opportunities
International students are among the recipients of College scholarships. Every year the College awards $300,000 in scholarships to students based on academic achievement 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.
4. Leadership Opportunities
RVCC offers numerous ways for you to hone your leadership skills. Consider joining the Student Government Association, representing the College as a Student Ambassador or becoming an officer in a student club or leader of an athletics team. RVCC recently became a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, the largest leadership honor society in the nation.
5. National Honors
Raritan Valley Community College has received national recognition for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, diversity initiatives and innovative teaching. RVCC has been honored five times with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
6. Honors College
Are you a high achieving student looking for a challenging college experience? Our Honors College is an excellent way to enrich your academic experience, and open up greater opportunities to continue your studies at a prestigious four-year college or university. As an Honors College student you can take advantage of smaller, seminar-style courses with an interdisciplinary focus. You’ll establish a close working relationships with your professors and advisors.
7. Vibrant, Diverse Student Life
At RVCC you’ll be part of a tight-knit community filled with a world of experiences – both social and intellectual. We have more than 50 clubs and organizations and nine athletic teams. From lecture series, to student performances, to life-changing community service opportunities, to clubs and organizations of all skills and interests, the student experience at RVCC is boundless.
8. Ranked Top Community College in NJ
RVCC has been given top honors by BestColleges.com, WalletHub.com, and Niche.com in their annual lists of best colleges. All three websites have ranked RVCC as the best community college in New Jersey. BestColleges.com also ranked RVCC #10 in its list of “Best Online Community Colleges for 2018.” In addition, Zippia, a website dedicated to helping recent grads with their career choices, has ranked RVCC has the best community college in New Jersey for getting a job.
9. A Real Value
RVCC offers an education that’s affordable and accessible to everyone. Save money and receive a high-quality education at RVCC and then continue your studies at a prestigious college and university in New Jersey, across the US or abroad. Compare the savings:
RVCC $5,686 NJ Public College or University (Average) $14,092 NJ Private College or University (Average) $37,875 (Annual in-county or in-state Tuition & Fees 2018-2019)
10. Great Transfer Opportunities After Graduation
Start your college education at RVCC and transfer anywhere – in New Jersey, across the country or even Europe. We have more than 90 agreements to make it easy for you to transfer with full junior status to top colleges and universities. Our graduates have transferred to such prestigious schools at New York University, Howard University, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, Georgetown University, Rutgers University and The College of New Jersey. Just look at some of the schools our international students have transferred to after RVCC.