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.
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.
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?
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.
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, and men's and women's tennis. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won seven national championships and we have had more than 100 All-Americans.
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!
Skyler is one of our Lead Ambassadors. He is a Sophomore studying Computer Science.
Why I chose Rock Valley College: "Smaller class size, better student-teacher relationships, and low tuition costs."
Why is it great to be a Golden Eagle? "Rock Valley College represents the next generation. It is great to be a Golden Eagle to prepare for my future years and learn not only what pertains to my degree, but also to meet new people through student life activities and make lasting relationships."
Yazmin is our other lead Ambassador. She is Freshman 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."
Marty is a Sophomore studying Computer Science.
What activities are you involved in on campus? "The Electronic Music Club. We can discuss new music coming up, learn how to DJ music, which is mixing songs together to have a seamless playlist, and also learn how to create electronic music, which has unlimited possibilities as to what you can create."
What do I like most about Rock Valley College? "I like the environment that Rock Valley College gives off the most because it's friendly to meet new people but also has quiet places to work on assignments and study for classes."
Brianna is a Sophomore who is thinking about studying Physical Therapy.
Why I chose Rock Valley College? "Choosing a college, you have to feel at home, and home is where the heart is. After being around some of the students and staff here, I knew I was at home."What is your fondest memory of RVC? "My trip to Minnesota. The Women's Basketball Team qualified to go to Nationals and we won it all! To succeed in that way gave me the greatest uplifting feeling anyone could ever have."
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.