Tuition & Fees

$35,100

$35,100

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
15%
500-599
52%
400-499
31%
300-399
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
49%
400-499
34%
300-399
4%
30-36
3%
24-29
20%
18-23
50%
12-17
27%
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undergraduateRatios

33%

male

67%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Selective

40%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,773
Declined + 2,641
Total Received 4,414
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Private (nonprofit)

1,848

undergraduate students

321

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Business
  3. Religion
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Codes

SAT 4701
ACT 0432

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,169
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: 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.

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
71%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
15%
500-599
52%
400-499
31%
300-399
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
49%
400-499
34%
300-399
4%
30-36
3%
24-29
20%
18-23
50%
12-17
27%

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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

40%

acceptance rate

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

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

Karen Benitez
Director of Admissions Recruitment
P: 800 722-5496
F: 714 966-5471
admissions@vanguard.edu

Financial Aid

$15,670

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $34,500
Room $5,480
Board $3,950
Additional fees $600
Books & supplies $1,900
Total $46,430
Average Financial Aid - $15,670
Total with Avg. Aid $30,760
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Business/Farm Supplement

Financial Aid Office

P: 714 966-5490
F: 714 619-6655
financialaid@vanguard.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Crystal Madaule
Director of Financial Aid
financialaid@vanguard.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Rhett Soliday (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

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
Psychology
Religion
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Business
  3. Religion

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law

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
76%
243

Male
24%
78

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 Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
42%
Hispanic/Latino
38%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

56%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
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

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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