1,805
Students
Financial aid thermometer
14,614
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
46
46%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Vanguard University of Southern California is a Comprehensive institution located in Costa Mesa, CA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA  92626
United States
Contact Kristi Pruett
Undergraduate Admissions
Email: admissions@vanguard.edu
Phone: 800-722-6279
Fax: 714-966-5471

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Intercultural/multicultural And Diversity Studies Checkmark
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Missionary Studies And Missiology Checkmark
Pastoral Studies/counseling Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,087
Applied
1,441
Accepted
1,805
Enrolled
47%
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Female Admissions

2,109
Females Applied
999
Females Accepted
47%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

978
Males Applied
442
Males Accepted
45%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.29
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2.8
2 recommendations
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 1st May 1st Yes
Other early decision plan December 1st Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 480 570
SAT Math 450 550
ACT Composite 18 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

33,200
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Fees

500
Full-time student fees
10,520
Room & board
5,900
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

14,614
Avg. Financial Aid Package
16,513
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
8,075
Avg. Grant Aid
7,303
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,805
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
11%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 39.63%
Black or African American 5.14%
White or Caucasian 39.74%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.06%
Asian 3.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.12%
Two or more races 4.14%
Other 6.26%

Gender

Male (35.24%)
Female (64.76%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 50%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Harvest Party, All-School Party and Mr. VU

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Local outreach, Global Missions, student organizations/clubs and choral groups

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

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Baseball No Checkmark Checkmark
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Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
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Softball Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

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Baseball No No No
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Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
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Faculty

247
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 69
Part-time - 178
Male - 113
Female - 134