Vanguard University of Southern California

Costa Mesa, CA

Vanguard University of Southern California

Costa Mesa, CA

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Christian Life

Tuition & Fees

$36,550

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
46%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
13%
500-599
50%
400-499
28%
300-399
3%
30-36
5%
24-29
21%
18-23
49%
12-17
23%
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undergraduateRatios

33%

male

67%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Selective

40%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,773
Declined 2,641
Total Received 4,414
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Private

1,848

undergraduate students

321

graduate students

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Location

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,169
Established in 1920
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Assemblies of God

40-acre, suburban campus in Costa Mesa (population: 113,825), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Los Angeles
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: John Wayne (Orange County)

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
50%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • local outreach
  • Global Missions
  • student organizations/clubs
  • choral groups

Top Events

  • Harvest Party
  • All-School Party
  • Mr. VU
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
78%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
46%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
13%
500-599
50%
400-499
28%
300-399
3%
30-36
5%
24-29
21%
18-23
49%
12-17
23%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $45
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.29

Selective

40%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,773
Declined 2,641
Total Received 4,414

Admissions Factors

Very Important

level of applicant's interest
application essay
academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
talent/ability
volunteer work

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
state residency
work experience

Not Considered

interview

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Sand volleyball
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Anthropology
Athletic Training/Trainer
Bible/Biblical Studies
Biochemistry
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Computational Science
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Chemistry
Finance, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Information Technology
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Nursing Administration
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Nursing Studies
Psychology, General
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theology/Theological Studies
Youth Ministry
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

2,169

total students

90%

in-state

10%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

1,848
students

Female
67%
1,236

Male
33%
612

15%

321
students

Female
0%
0

Male
0%
0

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

1,588
students

Female
68%
1,072

Male
32%
516

15%

260
students

Female
64%
164

Male
36%
96

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 74%
Student 4 year graduation rate 59%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
42%
Hispanic/Latino
38%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

84

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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