Diablo Valley College

Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate Urban Yes 5515 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Institution Type Student Body Student Population
Associate, Career/Undergraduate Certificate Public Associate College Co-educational 615 (International)

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa* (Total Required Funds) ELS
Associate $ $$ $$ $$$ 109
Career/Undergraduate Certificate $ $$ $$ $$$ 109
 I-20/Visa costs include Tuition, Housing, Meals and all other fees in USD
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses


Diablo Valley College (DVC) occupies a beautiful 40-hectare campus within the city of Pleasant Hill, approximately 56 kilometers east of San Francisco. The campus is ideally located for those who wish to enjoy cultural and entertainment activities within the greater San Francisco Bay area. Pleasant Hill is an extremely safe environment while being only 40 minutes away from San Francisco by public transportation. Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, the Napa Valley and the Delta are within driving distance for weekend activities. The student body of 22,200 includes 10,000 full time students. Currently there are 1,628 international students representing 63 nationalities at DVC.


There is no on-campus housing available. Homestay is available with a $400 placement fee. The cost is $1,100 a month and includes two meals a day during the week and three meals a day on the weekends. Students may find additional accommodation options through our partner 4stay.com as well as in apartments located near campus such as furnished housing with Interresidential.

Student life

  • The International Club is one of the most active clubs on campus; many other groups and clubs are also available.
  • Campus facilities include a bookstore, a library, various sports facilities and transfer, counseling and tutoring offices.
  • The central location of the campus to the San Francisco Bay area makes many cultural, sporting and recreational activities available.