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Vanguard University of Southern California

Costa Mesa, CA

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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 Email: admissions@vanguard.edu
Phone: 800-722-6279

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Organizational Leadership Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication And Media Studies, Other Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Nursing Administration Checkmark
Pre-nursing Studies Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Rehabilitation Science Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Financial Mathematics Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
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Physical Sciences, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Sociology, General Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Bible/biblical Studies Checkmark
Religious/sacred Music Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Directing And Theatrical Production Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Musical Theatre Checkmark
Technical Theatre/theatre Design And Technology Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,055
Applied
2,027
Accepted
1,925
Enrolled
50%
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Female Admissions

2,932
Females Applied
1,461
Females Accepted
50%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,123
Males Applied
566
Males Accepted
50%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.28
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 Not reported
Other early decision plan December 1st January 15th
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 536 480 580
SAT Math 528 480 570
ACT Composite 21 18 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

37,000
Private
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Fees

700
Full-time student fees
9,980
Room & board
5,950
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

17,388
Avg. Financial Aid Package
19,065
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
26,406
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
10,738
Avg. Grant Aid
8,276
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

1,925
Total Undergrad students
0%
International Students
10%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 46.02%
Black or African American 5.1%
White or Caucasian 33.91%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.36%
Asian 5.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.78%
Two or more races 2.29%
Other 6.19%

Gender

Male (32.62%)
Female (67.38%)

Campus Life

Housing

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

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Harvest Party, All-School Party and Mr. VU

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Local outreach, Global Missions, Student organizations/clubs, Choral groups and Honors societies

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Checkmark Checkmark
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Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Sand Volleyball No No No
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Softball Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
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Wrestling No Checkmark Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
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Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Sand Volleyball No Checkmark Checkmark
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Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No No No
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Wrestling No No No

Faculty

240
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 69
Part-time - 171
Male - 104
Female - 136
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