Tuition & Fees

$31,430

$31,430

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
33%
400-499
40%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
6%
500-599
31%
400-499
45%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
22%
18-23
43%
12-17
28%
6-11
2%
30-36
4%
24-29
17%
18-23
46%
12-17
33%
30-36
5%
24-29
21%
18-23
46%
12-17
28%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,015
Declined + 472
Total Received 1,487
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Private (nonprofit)

1,881

undergraduate students

303

graduate students

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School Facts

Vanguard University of Southern California, founded in 1920, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 38-acre campus is located in Costa Mesa, 45 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,184
Established in 1920
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Assembly of God
Accredited by •  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Costa Mesa, CA

40-acre, suburban campus in Costa Mesa (population: 112,174), 45 miles from Los Angeles. Served by air; major airport serves Los Angeles; bus and train serve Santa Ana (10 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Vanguard University of Southern California
55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
47%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
21%
Top 1/2
68%
Bottom 1/2
32%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
33%
400-499
40%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
6%
500-599
31%
400-499
45%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
22%
18-23
43%
12-17
28%
6-11
2%
30-36
4%
24-29
17%
18-23
46%
12-17
33%
30-36
5%
24-29
21%
18-23
46%
12-17
28%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 2 (priority deadline)
August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,015
Declined + 472
Total Received 1,487

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Essay
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview

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Admissions Contact

Susan Park
Director of Undergraduate Admissions Recruitment
P: 800 722-5496
F: 714 966-5471
admissions@vanguard.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Golden State Athletic Conference
Mascot
Lions
School colors
navy and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Biochemistry
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Chemistry
Clinical Psychology
Communication
Cultural Anthropology
Education
English
Exercise/Sports Science
Finance
History/Political Science
International Business
Liberal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Music
Pre-Law
Psychology
Religion
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
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Undergraduate

86%

1,881
students

Female
64%
1,213

Male
36%
668

Graduate

14%

303
students

Female
71%
215

Male
29%
88

undergraduateFull-time

78%

1,482
students

Female
64%
947

Male
36%
535

undergraduatePart-time

22%

399
students

Female
67%
266

Male
33%
133

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
40%
Hispanic/Latino
54%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

51%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

124

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Tutors
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