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

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

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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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
71%
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-preparatory program
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

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

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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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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 yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Beach volleyball yes
Golf yes yes
Other sports yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Volleyball yes yes
Wrestling yes

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Golden State Athletic Conference

Majors

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

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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

80%

1,745
students

Female
67%
1,174

Male
33%
571

20%

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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