Valencia College Reviews

  • 15 Reviews
  • Orlando (FL) (and 2 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,383
75% of 15 students said this degree improved their career prospects
53% of 15 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Kevin
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2021
  • Degree: Business
"This school is filled with unprofessional and irresponsible people. A waste of time and your money. Literally missed a semester because they asked for unnecessary information/documents weeks out from the spring semester. They didn't tell me anything about these "necessary" documents missing throughout my fall semester with them and waited to tell me weeks before the spring semester. I have yet to get the holds removed even when I submitted all documents before the spring semester and are charging me a late fee..."
Lily
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2021
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"I personally think that Valencia College is a Scam.Nobody knows anything this school is a marketing ploy.They will do anything just for you to go to their school.Half of the staff doesn’t even know what there doing is like instead of guiding you for success. they also give extra clases that you don’t even need. You’re advisor chooses you’re clases not the other way around. I would not recommend this school to anyone including International Students.They don’t even guide you and they ask for so much unnecessary information. Lastly they don’t treat you with respect or kindness you think since you’re paying a sum for this college that they will actually treat you with decent respect but no there very unprofessional and at this point there just not helping this college is very corrupted. Is like none of them are actual professional there more like people who work at sales but instead of selling you an expensive car they sell you an overpriced course."
Jennifer
  • Reviewed: 12/7/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"This nursing school is absolutely horrible. The majority of students fail the first semester. These are students that made all A's or B's in all the college prerequisite courses and than 20 % passed. You have to teach yourself, the teachers don't care about you and the grading system is set up for you to fail. A 76% is failing and if you have a 76.5 to 76.9 they won't round up and you fail. I can't believe this school hasn't been shut down. Do yourself a favor and don't waist your time and money here. Best of luck to all you wonder future nurses."
Sara
  • Reviewed: 10/15/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"I wouldn’t recommend Valencia college nursing program. The program is set to fail people. Two third of my cohort fail throughout the program. They don’t care about the students. Most of the instructors don’t really teach! The tests are weird and you will be tested on materials that are not part of your exam. They are unorganized and their course calendar is a joke! They constantly change it and if you cannot accommodate then they simply say you are welcome to resequence!"
Samantha Propper
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2019
  • Degree: Cardiovascular Technician
"This is truly an amazing program. Yes, it is a financial investment, but you are not just receiving an education. These professors and this team shapes you into a better worker, critical thinker, leader and a professional from top to bottom. Furthermore, they are fully invested in your success and will cater to your needs to provide clinical sites and one-on-one assistance to elevate your learning and help you with where you want improvement."
Johnny
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"What a waste of time! I did an online orientation and paid to get registered and get going with classes. Prior to registering for classes, the school requires you do an "IN-PERSON" orientation which is utterly ridiculous. The school doesn't allow you to start registering for classes if you haven't gone to the "IN-PERSON" orientation. The IN-PERSON orientation consist of talking to an advisor and getting a tour of the campus. I, for one, don't care to look around the campus not speak to an advisor since I can figure it out on my own on-line. This college is based off of money and that's all they care about. Not to mention taking time out of my day to look at a campus; seen one campus, seen them all."
Investigation pending
  • Reviewed: 5/17/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"The Osceola campus, at least, is a joke of a college. They only offer General studies which is a waste of credits if you want to take an actual degree. I am beyond frustrated with the advisors, they toss me around and i can never get an answer to my questions. They use a scammy third party service for Financial aid refunds and the advisors no nothing regarding the third party service, even when i went to them for help with it. If they don't know an answer to your problem, they are very rude with their "answers". I thought this would be a good school because it would be cheap, but I regret it. It is filled with mostly international students, so I worry they are taking advantage of the international students. Their website is also not accurate and most things done electronically (transcripts for example) are bounced back or records are magically disappeared on their own. they wont let you use aid past 60 credit hours which makes no sense being they have no power to predetermine this. very disappointed with this school and beyond frustrated."
HB
  • Reviewed: 4/16/2019
"Extremely upset by Valencia's incompetency. In order to join the college, I am required to take PERT. Which is understandable. However, the day prior to going in to take the MATH section, I called to make certain (giving my VID and Full Name so they could look me up specifically) that I could take the test. I was told yes, I can come in tomorrow and take the math portion of my test. So, I wake up, take my expensive medication, and go just to be told that 'no, you can't take math before reading and writing'. Nowhere on their website does it mention an order in which the PERT must be taken, even the math practice/study guide is listed before reading and writing. And there was 'nothing they could do'. So thanks for wasting a week studying plus a three hour drive to come take the test on campus just to be turned away."
Catheryn Gutierrez
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Art & Design
"Valencia college was an amazing experience. I have a diverse schedule with work and having a son, so the professors worked with me so i can obtain the best grade to my ability. The program, the staff, the help in any subjects were outstanding. The direct connect to UCF made the transaction process easy and manageable with a difficult schedule. I cannot wait to continue my education and i would recommend Valencia to any person that has real life and still wants to pursue an education."
Joe
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Good school. I would recommend Valencia to anyone who is seeking a degree in the Orlando area. The East campus is clean and the faculty are really nice. My earning potential has been greatly increased and I feel that my career has taken off as a result of attending Valencia."
Marc
  • Reviewed: 9/30/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"Cheaper compared to universities. Search ratemyprofessor.com to make sure you get a good professor that matches your learning style. Overall, I enjoy going to Valencia. The layout of the school is great. The staff is there to really help. The people at the answer center are very helpful."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/15/2016
  • Degree: Architecture
"Other programs are much less rigorous but the architecture program has several instructors that have worked to make the architecture program one of the best around. It's the only Associate's program that I know that is as rigorous and time-consuming. It's worth it in the end. You will have learned a lot and will be fully prepared for the next step in your architecture program."
S.B.
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2016
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"Adult students should avoid this school. Nearly all classes are split into two sessions per week, where they used to be one session per week. You will have to put up with your classmates texting right in front of the professor, instead of working. If you take an online class, the professor will not help you if a classmate attacks you over something you post. Also, all students are forced to take the new student experience class. You cannot test out of it or get credit for life experience. It's a bs "self-discovery" class. Most of the A.S. degree classes are online only. Online learning is not a good fit for everyone! This school is terrible."
Sarah Evans
  • Reviewed: 6/4/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"Valencia has gone through quite a few changes in the past 5-7 years. When I first started out I was a dual enrollment high school senior. I was going for an AA in healthcare management, about halfway into my degree they changed all of the AA degrees to general studies degrees. I ended up graduating with quite a few extra credits. With all that said, I had some amazing professors and all of the extra credits I ended up with really helped me in my career working for a major local hospital. For me community college was a great starting place versus a major university where you can sometimes get lost in translation."
Rosie W.
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2015
  • Degree: Paralegal
"It is a great program that is ABA approved. You will graduate fully prepared for a lucrative career in the legal field. The teachers are all very knowledgable and helpful. The smaller class sizes makes for a more intimate and personal learning experience."