Tuition & Fees

$33,700

$33,700

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
48%
400-499
33%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
45%
400-499
41%
300-399
4%
30-36
3%
24-29
22%
18-23
52%
12-17
23%
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undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,441
Declined + 1,646
Total Received 3,087
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Private (nonprofit)

1,805

undergraduate students

311

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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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 2,116
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: 112,822), 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
69%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
50%
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
14%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
48%
400-499
33%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
45%
400-499
41%
300-399
4%
30-36
3%
24-29
22%
18-23
52%
12-17
23%

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

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,441
Declined + 1,646
Total Received 3,087

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

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

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

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law

2,116

total students

90%

in-state

10%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

1,805
students

Female
65%
1,169

Male
35%
636

15%

311
students

Female
74%
231

Male
26%
80

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

1,511
students

Female
65%
982

Male
35%
529

17%

294
students

Female
64%
187

Male
36%
107

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
10%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

68%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

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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