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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
480
75th
560
25th
470
75th
23
25th
18
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undergraduateRatios

33%

male

67%

female

15

students

1

faculty

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Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,027
Declined 2,028
Total Received 4,055
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Private

2,189

undergraduate students

373

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 2,562
Established in 1920
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Assembly of God

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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: Small-medium city

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
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
480
75th
560
25th
470
75th
23
25th
18

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 2
Application deadline (final deadline) August 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,027
Declined 2,028
Total Received 4,055

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Record
Admission test scores

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Financial Aid

96%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$22,590

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $35,850
Room $6,020
Board $5,430
Additional fees $700
Books & supplies $1,080
Total $49,080
Average Financial Aid - $22,590
Total with Avg. Aid $26,490
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Beach volleyball
Golf
Other sports
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball
Wrestling
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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Golden State Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Bible/Biblical Studies.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
Clinical Psychology.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Directing and Theatrical Production.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Education, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
History, General.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics, General.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Musical Theatre.
Nursing Administration.
Pastoral Studies/Counseling.
Psychology, General.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Religious/Sacred Music.
Sociology, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
Theology/Theological Studies.
Youth Ministry.
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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

2,562

total students

90%

in-state

10%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

2,189
students

Female
67%
1,471

Male
33%
718

15%

373
students

Female
72%
270

Male
28%
103

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

79%

1,745
students

Female
68%
1,174

Male
32%
571

21%

444
students

Female
67%
297

Male
33%
147

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
41%
Hispanic/Latino
35%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

7%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

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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