Vanguard University of Southern California Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#4357 of 14,131 In the World
#1225 of 2,597 In North America
#1151 of 2,496 In the United States
#97 of 249 In California
#1 of 2 In Costa Mesa

Quick Review

Religion
Assemblies of God Church
Acceptance rate
50%
Average SAT
1045
Average ACT
21
Avg. cost to attend
$21,667 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,997
Graduates
292
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

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 50% 50% 50%
Applicants 4,055 1,123 2,932
Admissions 2,027 566 1,461
Freshmen enrolled full time 554 160 394

154 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,135 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
491 or 89%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 950
or below

75% of them
had 1140
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the Vanguard University of Southern California are 950-1140 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
152 or 27%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 23
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the Vanguard University of Southern California are 18-23 (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

Hispanic 985 (43%)
White 818 (36%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 153 (7%)
Asian 128 (6%)
Black or African American 109 (5%)
Two or more races 62 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 16 (0.7%)
Nonresident Alien 9 (0.4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$21,667/year
Average aid awarded
$26,373
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $16,602
$30-48K $15,246
$48-75K $19,963
$75-110K $23,446
$110K+ $27,742

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $35,850$16,080
Tuition in-state $35,850$16,080
Tuition out-of-state $35,850$16,080
Fee in-district $700$100
Fee in-state $700$100
Fee out-of-state $700$100

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,049
Combined charge for room and board $11,450
Room charge $6,020
Meal charge $5,430

Vanguard University of Southern California Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Nursing Administration 51 25
Psychology, General 67
Business Administration and Management, General 51
Sociology, General 30
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 29
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 28
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 24
Religion & Religious Studies 21
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 20
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 19
Curriculum and Instruction 19
Pastoral Studies & Counseling 17
Clinical Psychology 15
English Language and Literature, General 13
Education, General 12
History, General 10
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 8
Accounting 7
Music, General 7
Communication and Media Studies, Other 7
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 6
Bible & Biblical Studies 5
Musical Theatre 4
Music Teacher Education 4
Theology & Theological Studies 4
Biochemistry 3
Directing and Theatrical Production 3
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 2
Jazz & Jazz Studies 2
Religious & Sacred Music 2
Music Performance, General 1
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology 1
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 1
Grand Total 418 100
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 63% 58% 65%
  • Full-time retention rate - 75%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

Publications & Citations

Publications
113
Citations
2,056

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
65 / 1,369
Psychology
26 / 502
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
22 / 19
Medicine
21 / 972
Philosophy
18 / 10
Sociology
16 / 297
Chemistry
12 / 173
Social Psychology
12 / 218
Political Science
9 / 21
History
7 / 1
Demography
7 / 715
Biology
7 / 58
Child Psychology
7 / 42
Business
7 / 297
Economics
6 / 58
Inorganic Chemistry
6 / 56
Art & Design
5 / 18
Law
5 / 14
Classics and Ancient History
5 / 0
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology
5 / 230
Clinical Psychology
5 / 14
Communications and Public Relations
5 / 101
Genetics
4 / 0
Sports / Exercise science
4 / 324
Physical chemistry
3 / 17
Computer Science
3 / 223
Engineering
3 / 317
Nursing
3 / 12
Political Economy
2 / 15
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
2 / 7
Gender Studies
2 / 46
Aesthetics
2 / 0
Ophthalmology
2 / 0
Management
2 / 14
Criminology and Criminal Justice
2 / 39
Health Science
2 / 106
Creative Writing
2 / 18
Surgery
2 / 503
Physical Therapy
2 / 2
Special Education
2 / 7

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 0
1992 1 2
1993 3 5
1994 1 3
1995 1 7
1996 2 9
1997 0 5
1998 3 15
1999 4 23
2000 7 31
2001 2 70
2002 3 79
2003 1 67
2004 5 83
2005 6 103
2006 5 103
2007 10 126
2008 5 108
2009 0 115
2010 6 104
2011 7 139
2012 2 133
2013 9 125
2014 5 133
2015 6 141
2016 3 125
2017 1 126
2018 3 121
2019 4 133
2020 20 141
2021 10 166

Notable alumni

  1. Emily Rose

    Emily Rose
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actorvoice actor
    Biography

    Emily Rose is an American actress. She is best known for her role in the critically acclaimed Uncharted video game series as Elena Fisher and for her lead role as Audrey Parker in the Syfy series Haven (2010–2015).

  2. Daniel Amen

    Daniel Amen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    psychiatristmedical writer
    Biography

    Daniel Gregory Amen is an American celebrity doctor who practices as a psychiatrist and brain disorder specialist as director of the Amen Clinics. He is a five-times New York Times best-selling author as of 2012.

  3. Heidi Baker

    Heidi Baker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    authormissionarypastor
    Biography

    Heidi Gayle Baker is a Christian missionary, itinerant speaker, and the CEO of Iris Global, a Christian humanitarian organization. She is the author of several books on Christian spirituality.

  4. Brent Kutzle

    Brent Kutzle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    cellist
    Biography

    Brent Michael Kutzle is an American musician, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer, and film composer originating from Fountain Valley, California. He is the bassist and cellist for the pop rock band OneRepublic.

  5. Kent J. Ingle

    Kent J. Ingle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Kent J. Ingle is the 15th president of Southeastern University, in Lakeland, Florida.

General info

Alternative names VUSC
Vanguard University
Founded 1920
Motto Truth, Virtue, Service
Colors blue, gold
Academic Calendar August to May
Total FTE staff 304
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 55 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, California, 92626
United States
City population 112,000
Phone 7145563610
Fax +1 (714) 957 9317

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