Vanguard University of Southern California: Ranking & Review

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Costa Mesa
United States
Top 23%

Vanguard University of Southern California Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate47%45%47%
Enrolled undergraduates433132300
Enrolled total (including graduate students)2,1167161,400

91 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

91 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores362
Percent of students submitting SAT scores84%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores156
Percent of students submitting ACT scores36%
ACT Composite

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $45. Application fee for graduates - $45.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsConsidered but not required
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Vanguard University of Southern California Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $9,690 and other expenses per full academic year.

Vanguard University of Southern California provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 996 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$31,980$31,980
Fees for full-time undergraduates$450$450
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$1,330$1,330
Tuition for Full-time graduates$10,854$10,854
Fees for full-time graduates$0$0
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$603$603

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services9898
Health Professions and Related Programs42547
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs4141
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies3636
Theology and Religious Vocations141731
Social Sciences32427
Philosophy and Religious Studies2121
Visual and Performing Arts1919
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1313
English Language and Literature & Letters44
Mathematics and Statistics11
Physical Sciences
Grand Total1043384527

A total of 443 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Vanguard University of Southern California.

At the master's level 84 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate61%55%64%
  • Full-time retention rate - 73%
  • Part-time retention rate - 0%

General info

Alternative namesVUSC
Vanguard University
MottoTruth, Virtue, Service
Religious affiliationAssemblies of God Church
Mission StatementThe mission of Vanguard University is to pursue knowledge, cultivate character, deepen faith, and equip each student for a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service.
Colorsblue, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff301
Instructional FTE129
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Location and Contacts

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

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