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ACCEPTANCE RATE

49.45%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

100%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

15:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

14

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$21,092

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Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students

Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid

Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition

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Vanguard University of Southern California

Also known as Vanguard University

2011 W. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA

Vanguard University of Southern California is a nonprofit private institution located in Costa Mesa, California and provides a large number of program options for students. The school maintains an Assemblies of God Church affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Approximately 2,100 students are enrolled yearly at Vanguard University of Southern California.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Social Sciences

Students applying for admission are most often asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the school. An ACT or SAT exam is required prior to applying, with scores between 1320 - 1620 on the SAT and within the range of 18 - 25 for the ACT exam is common among students accepted to Vanguard University of Southern California. Vanguard University of Southern California admits approximately 70% of applicants yearly. Of those accepted, nearly 45% of students registered for enrollment. More information from the admissions office can be found at undergraduate.vanguard.edu.

Tuition is approximately $30,000 per year, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students should visit the school's net price calculator to find what your personalized cost of attendance would be. Housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is estimated to be $5,600. Students enrolled at Vanguard University of Southern California may be eligible for aid which is typically scholarships, grants, and loans.

The mascot for Vanguard University of Southern California is the "Lions", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through the NAIA. Athletic programs available include:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division I)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division I)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division I)
  • Soccer (NAIA Division I)

To see a full list of areas of study, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.vanguard.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the applicants Vanguard University of Southern California accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Vanguard University of Southern California is around 2,200 students, with undergraduate students making up about 85% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $35,000-$41,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • Part time students pay in the range of $1,400 to $1,700 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$24,192
Receiving Student Loans92%$7,538
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Vanguard University of Southern California may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2014)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2014)
  • Theatre Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation (since 2010)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Vanguard University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Golden State Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Golden State Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Golden State Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Other Sports
  • Beach Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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  • English Language and Literature

  • Mathematics and Statistics

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