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

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
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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

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,482Undergrads
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 32 responses
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  • Friendly
    50%
  • Very Caring
    22%
  • Everyone is nice and friendly, religious school
    13%
  • Religious
    9%
  • Not friendly
    3%
  • Racisum
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.50 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Your Story Matters
    58%
  • Simple and sweet
    15%
  • Ease of online program
    6%
  • Your Money Matters
    6%
  • Boring
    3%
  • Hard dense material
    3%
  • Love it, alot of one on one time.
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,800/ 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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Dealing with the people here tales some getting used to. I absolutely love the professors thought. They are always open ears and are willing to devote their time into you. You can have a lot of one on one time and lots of discussions in the classroom, which I really appreciate. Being right by the beach is also a plus!
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Amazing Campus! The professors seem great and many people to look forward to seeing. I love the diversity and the personal relationships everyone has with one another. I know that if I have the chance to attend this university I will be more than blessed the second I step on that campus. It is also a great school for any kind of liberal arts of Christian major. You will learn a great deal of information that you won't be able to find anywhere else. The campus is beautiful and always so clean. Thank God for an institution such as this.
Vanguard had not been my first choice when I was considering which college to attend, but the longer I've been here, the more I've fallen in love with the school. The community is absolutely fantastic. I have made such amazing friendships here, both with students and professors. Academics are decent, but the school's strength is in its camaraderie among the people. During my time here, not only have I learned from the courses I have taken, but I have also learned many lessons about life that cannot be taught in a classroom. I love being a student here. Lots of fun, very safe, easy to make friends and get plugged in, awesome professors who truly care about their students, wonderful location. Vanguard is 10 minutes from the beach and 15 minutes from Disneyland! I love it here.