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Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

55 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Golden State Athletic Conference
From Vanguard University of Southern California

The 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.

Vanguard University is a nationally recognized leader in Christian higher education by cultivating academic excellence, character development and global perspective as seeds of greatness in the life of every student.

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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

Application Deadline
March 2
Acceptance Rate
49%
SAT Range
970-1160
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$20,376 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,381 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
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
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 54 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 54 responses

Majors

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Department of Nursing is committed to providing exceptional undergraduate and graduate nursing programs taught by professor-mentors in a dynamic learning community. Since launching our first nursing program in 2006, we have been a center of excellence in Christian nursing education that integrates our University values of truth, virtue and service.

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • All
    3%
  • None
    89%
  • Some
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,687 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
233
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
  • Friendly
    40%
  • Everyone is nice and friendly, religious school
    20%
  • Very Caring
    20%
  • Religious
    8%
  • Genuine
    5%
  • Not friendly
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 59 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 81 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
  • Your Story Matters
    62%
  • Simple and sweet
    12%
  • Ease of online program
    5%
  • Your Money Matters
    5%
  • Boring
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    2%
  • Hard dense material
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 31 responses

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