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West Valley College Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 8,460 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 903 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men


Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $60,491)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $51,849)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 22 - - -
Basketball 15 - - -
Football 53 - - -
Soccer 25 21 - -
Softball - 14 - -
Swimming 11 13 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 13 8 - -
Volleyball - 11 - -
Water Polo 19 11 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.0%
Hispanic 15.1%
Non-resident alien 0.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 17.2%
Two or more races 1.2%
White/non-Hispanic 45.8%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • No On-Campus Housing
  • No Meal Plan

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at West Valley College

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 3
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 6
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Andrea from San Jose, CA
  • 1
  • No dorm life since it's a community college, but there are rooms for rent in the area constantly. Still, they can be fairly expensive ($600 is the cheapest I've seen)…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Jessica from Santa Clara, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The cafeteria in the campus center has pretty good food and is open late. There's always a variety as well. You can also find snack and coffee stands on campus, as well as snacks inside the campus bookstore.

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  • 3
  • Sara
  • I am a current student here

    The food is overpriced and kind of overrated, its not thay good. I've heard a lot of hype about the breakfast burrito but I'm yet to try one because of how expensive it is. If you hungry, I recommend the vending machine or drip cafe, way better than the cafeteria food.

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  • 4
  • Amy from San Jose, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The cafeteria on campus offers a wide variety of cultural foods, so one is never bored with the selection. The kitchen is clean, and the prices are quite reasonable. My personal favorite is the coffee bar located in the cafeteria as well as the library, that offers high quality brew for all the exhausted students.

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  • 3
  • Kevin from San Jose, CA
  • I am a current student here

    West Valley College has a cafe located in the campus center. They offer many different types of cuisine, and even offer items for vegetarians, vegans, gluten free, etc. The food is healthy, and tasty. But because this is the only restaurant on campus it can get old after 2 or 3 semesters.

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  • 4
  • Garrett from San Jose, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I was adamant about trying the eggplant sandwich, but it is delicious. The fries also have an excellent seasoning mix of salt, paprika, and other spices that are a little harder to identify. They also have limited time food items that are definitely worth trying once each time. Only four stars because the hamburgers are not perfect; the meat reminds me slightly of Styrofoam.

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  • 3
  • Kali from San Jose, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Unfortunately, there are no places for dining within walking distance. However, if you are willing to drive down less than 2 miles on Saratoga, then you will find many places! Nearby we have WestGate mall where there are food and dining places such as Wild Buffalo Wings, Subway, Pizza My Heart, Chipotle, Chevys, Red Robin, The Melt, Johnny Rocket's, Starbucks, Country Holden's Inn, Sushi Boat, Mitsuwa (further down Saratoga), and many others! You are not too far away from these places as long as you are willing to drive just 2 miles!

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  • 5
  • Raniel Dan from San Jose, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The food in West Valley College is very delicious and simple. The line is not much of a deal, but sometimes it can be crowded as long you are patient. After you order a meal, the workers in the kitchen will have to cook it, depending what you order though, and they serve you well. The cafeteria is big, however, you can chose any sit wherever you want.

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  • 3
  • Emelia from Campbell, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I don't eat at the cafeteria much, as I bring food from home, but the cafe that West Valley has is student run and delicious. The students that manage it are always super friendly and accommodating.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Garrett from San Jose, CA
  • I am a current student here

    No sororities, but they have Phi Theta Kappa as an honor society. It is a shame that all of the mandatory meetings take place in the middle of the day, when most students are taking classes. That is some pretty poor planning.

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  • 0
  • Joseph from San Jose, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The ASG honors society is really great, and great to be a part of. Students that are in the ASG receive certain privileges like academic notification on transcripts expressing their success and priority registration.

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