Vanguard University of Southern California Rankings

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In the World#3843 of 14178
In North America#1096 of 2629
In the United States#1023 of 2528
In California#88 of 252
In Costa Mesa#1 of 2

Quick Review

Religion
Assemblies of God Church
Acceptance rate
49%
Average SAT
1065
Average ACT
21
Avg. cost to attend
$20,376 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,920
Graduates
255
Male:Female Ratio
31:69
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate

Vanguard University of Southern California Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate49%50%49%
Applicants3,9769972,979
Admissions1,9665031,463
Freshmen enrolled full time484149335

181 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

81 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
421 or 87%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 970
or below

75% of them
had 1160
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Vanguard University of Southern California are 970-1160 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
133 or 27%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 24
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Vanguard University of Southern California are 18-24 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Hispanic894 (41%)
White784 (36%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown166 (8%)
Asian126 (6%)
Black or African American105 (5%)
Two or more races58 (3%)
Nonresident Alien19 (0.9%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander15 (0.7%)
American Indian or Alaska Native2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$20,376/year
Average aid awarded
$26,381
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$15,222
$30-48K$14,123
$48-75K$18,625
$75-110K$22,130
$110K+$26,468

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$34,500$15,693
Tuition in-state$34,500$15,693
Tuition out-of-state$34,500$15,693
Fee in-district$600
Fee in-state$600
Fee out-of-state$600

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,015
Combined charge for room and board$10,680
Room charge$5,480
Meal charge$5,200

Vanguard University of Southern California Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster's
Psychology, General82
Business Administration and Management, General71
Nursing Administration4711
Speech Communication and Rhetoric29
Religion & Religious Studies28
Education, General28
Kinesiology and Exercise Science27
Clinical Psychology26
Biology & Biological Sciences, General19
Industrial and Organizational Psychology19
Sociology18
Curriculum and Instruction16
Early Childhood Education and Teaching212
Music, General11
English Language and Literature, General10
History, General9
Pastoral Studies & Counseling9
Marketing & Marketing Management, General9
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia8
Musical Theatre8
Accounting6
Mathematics, General6
Theology & Theological Studies6
Bible & Biblical Studies5
Biochemistry4
Music Performance, General4
Communication and Media Studies, Other4
Directing and Theatrical Production4
Anthropology2
Religion & Religious Studies, Other2
Music Teacher Education2
Jazz & Jazz Studies1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General1
Grand Total245688
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate59%53%61%
  • Full-time retention rate - 76%

Publications & Citations

Publications
131
Citations
2,123

Publication count by topic

Psychology
28
Sociology
20
Philosophy
19
Chemistry
18
History
12
Medicine
10
Biology
7
Political science
7
Business
3
Geology
1
Art
1
Materials science
1
Economics
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Philosophy199212
Sociology2031315
Psychology2920677
History32762
Medicine3501572
Political science42219
Geology42515
Biology4332303
Chemistry4498210
Business487313

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199030
199120
199212
199336
199413
199516
199629
199705
1998314
1999326
2000728
2001260
2002364
2003156
2004575
2005794
2006577
200710114
2008597
2009196
2010693
20118135
20122133
20139115
20146128
20153137
20163122
20171106
2018294
20193122
20201799

General info

Alternative namesVUSC
Vanguard University
Founded1920
WikipediaVanguard University
MottoTruth, Virtue, Service
Colorsblue, gold
Academic CalendarAugust to May
Total FTE staff300
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Location and Contacts

Address55 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, California, 92626
United States
City population110,000
Phone7145563610
Fax+1 (714) 957 9317

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