The student body is very diverse when it comes to age, race, ethnicity, culture, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political views, and economic standing. Most ethnic minorities are well represented at the school; Valencia Intercultural Student Association (VISA) is the voice of the international student body.
The majority of students have a busy schedule. Most of them work full-time and are full-time students, so while they are happy to socialize, it is not their priority. Most students just want to get down to business and finish their associate degree. However, it is not uncommon to see several different groups of students congregating in the coffee shop, at the library, discussing politics and religion while playing chess. Valencia is an open community where everyone seems to be working together to better their educational experience.
As for economic background, students who attend Valencia range from underprivileged to the upper class. However, economic differences rarely cause problems; students regard each other with mutual respect.