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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
Vanguard University of Southern California is ...
Private not-for-profit, Pentecostal
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Golden State Athletic Conference
Address
55 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Vanguard University of Southern California Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
830-1030
ACT Range
17-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$21,827/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,452/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,876/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,677/ year
  • $76-110k
    $33,013/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,929/ year
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  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,447Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    46%
  • Very Caring
    20%
  • Everyone is nice and friendly, religious school
    11%
  • Religious
    9%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Genuine
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life.53 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.75 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Your Story Matters
    61%
  • Simple and sweet
    14%
  • Your Money Matters
    6%
  • Ease of online program
    6%
  • Very relaxing and supportive
    3%
  • Love it, alot of one on one time.
    3%
  • Boring
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses
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Vanguard University of Southern California Reviews

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Vanguard University is quite the experience. It is a campus that is filled with lost spirits with the desire of hope. What I mean by this is, many come to Vanguard with broken pieces or just completely unsure of who they are but after being on campus they quickly realize that God has strategically placed them right where they are. Vanguard is filled with bright life's willing to take on the world with the sole flame of Jesus with-in them. If there was anything that should be changed with-in Vanguard it is definitely towards the food being provided. It is not that the food is bad, it just could be better. If all a campus needs to improve is foodservice, they must be doing something right. Vanguard is a home to many people who have discovered who they are. It is a school that not only excels with excellent professors and campus life, but a school that takes your purpose and morphs it into a future.
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Vanguard University has been a home away from home this past year. There are many great qualities about the school, such as small class size. The class sizes make it easier to learn and get assistance from professors as needed. Another benefit is the small campus. This makes it difficult to get lot in the crowd. The best thing about Vanguard is the community. I was immediately surrounded by people genuinely cared about my life and wanted to be apart of it and help me along the way. Whether it is a professor or a peer, there will always be someone who will grab coffee with you and talk about life. The friends you make at Vanguard will be with you for life.
My one visit at Vanguard was a great impression for me because I became more confident to apply and potentially become a part of the Lions family at Vanguard. They were able to make a good impression on me, and they showed us around their campus, which is openly Christian. They literally have their own church in the center of their campus, they serve good food, and they have pretty good athletics. Their resources are openly available, their staff is very friendly and helpful, and they even have their own campus patrol. Because of such a good impression, I now have Vanguard as one of my top choices to attend for university.