Valencia College Reviews

  • 22 Reviews
  • Orlando (FL) (and 2 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,383
67% of 22 students said this degree improved their career prospects
36% of 22 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 9/7/2023
  • Degree: Spanish
"My teacher for beginning Spanish was great, but getting a hold of her outside of class was impossible. Besides the good teacher, everything else is horrible. VC’s website is impossible to navigate, and even my 22-year-old son, who is also a student and a computer wiz, can’t navigate it. He has missed several classes because of website problems. Getting a hold of anybody through the internal email is useless. I don’t know if professors or staffers even monitor it. Additionally, there is no registration deadline for CEU classes posted and apparently, I missed the deadline. I got several different excuses from several different staffers, including one that wrongly said I could still register. Now I want to register for my second class. A staffer said registration would start Sept. 1. Here it is Sept. 7, and the fall class still isn’t posted. There needs to be a complete overhall administratively."
  • Reviewed: 8/12/2023
  • Degree: Biology
"Horrible, nothing is organized here. The professors are so rude and make you feel like you have to kiss their butt. I tried making an appointment at the answer center to discuss payment, but the person never showed up for my appointment. Very unprofessional staff, hardly anyone willing to help. The science program is a complete joke, hardly teaches, and has insane exams, the same for the math department. It's constantly getting worse and only favors the rich and popular kids to grow."
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"This program is geared for money making only.I have a B but didn't pass material child health. Only around 10 students pass the program to go on to set for the boards. Not happy what so ever. There's no chances to make up any points that you might need to pass. I give Valencia a failing grade of -F"
  • Reviewed: 7/29/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am thankfully graduating shortly, thank god. This program is a nightmare. They really take pleasure in failing people. We started with 40 students in our cohort. 19 of us are graduating. The class behind ours started out with 40 as well. Only 8 have passed on to the final semester. Stop giving these people your hard earned money. It’s a scam."
  • Reviewed: 1/23/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Don’t waste your money at Valencia. I’ve been fortunate enough to have made it far in my program. Originally, 40 students started the program and now we have 21. I’m not sure about other programs but this one prides in failing you. You will be teaching yourself most of the material (This isn’t a lie). All the other reviews are spot on. Don’t chance it; you will regret it. It’s too late for me, save yourself!"
  • Reviewed: 9/27/2021
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"This place is a Bureaucratic nightmare. Counselors are basically useless as they lie to you about everything. They give you a hard time regarding admissions asking for ridiculous amounts of paperwork. They look for any reason to negate your paperwork so you need to come back over and over hoping to get you to have a late admissions fee. If you are from out of state and now a resident, they will try to find a way to state your residency documents are out of order so they can charge you an out-of-state fee. This is your typical self-serving entity that pretends to care about your child's education. The only thing this filthy college cares about is lining their own pockets. This place is not a's a money scam. Stay away !!!"
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"The Nursing program here is a joke. Its sad because we work so hard and jump through so many hoops just to get in the program. I made it in, and withdrew 2 1/2 weeks in. Almost completely ruined my desire to be a nurse. The instructors were not easy to contact, felt lost a lot, so much information thrown at you with little guidance or help. You're Expected to not receive less than a 77 on anything or thats failing. Dose calculations test is 98% anything less you fail. But you have no help to learn! Expect to teach yourself everything. This is a lot of information and a lot is expected from the students, but not much is given from the school or the instructors. It's not fair to expect so much of us, but give us so little to work with. Its not cheap to go to school, I expected way more for what I paid for. Now I am currently working on more pre reqs to attend a different school. Go elsewhere if you can. I wish I did when I started hearing the horror stories."
  • 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..."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
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  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • Reviewed: 9/30/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"Cheaper compared to universities. Search 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."