Diablo Valley College (DVC), is a community college located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Hundreds of DVC students transfer to the University of California Berkeley and have transfer guarantees to seven of the other Universities of California including UC Santa Barbara, Davis and Irvine.

Start your Bachelor's degree at DVC and two years later transfer to the school of your dreams to complete your degree in two more years while saving thousands of dollars on tuition. DVC students have guaranteed admission to many universities in the US and abroad. Some of the most popular majors are Engineering, Architecture, Computer Studies, Economics, Music and Film.

Basic details

  • Region: West
  • Location: Pleasant Hill, California
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Public; Community College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 99%
  • Average ACT Range: Not required
  • Average SAT Range: Not required
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? No
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Anthropology; Agriculture; Architecture; Art History; Arts; Astronomy; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Criminal Justice; Dance; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Geography; Geology; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Liberal Arts; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Music; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology
  • Full list of majors available: http://dvc.edu/programs


  • International students are eligible for: N/A
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $23, 100


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: N/A
  • Varsity sports: None offered

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