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Vanguard University of Southern California Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
B+
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Undergrads in College Housing
30%
Average Housing Cost
$5,200/ year
Poll
62%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.45 responses
Poll
77%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.71 responses

Food

Campus Food
B-
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4,490/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 86 responses
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  • The cafe
    24%
  • There's lots of chicken, if you like chicken!
    20%
  • Samson's Cafe
    14%
  • There is only 2 dining options on campus
    14%
  • Both of them have very confined dining hours
    10%
  • Caf has a more variety and Outtakes for rush hour
    9%
  • Or outtakes if your lucky to get what you want
    6%
44%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.50 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
B+
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
B+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 41 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    51%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    37%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    7%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    5%

Safety

Safety
A-
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
95%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.55 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 39 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    85%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    8%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    5%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    3%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 44 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    55%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    45%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 76 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    4%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    58%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    34%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    4%
Men's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Soccer, All Track Combined, Baseball
Women's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Soccer, All Track Combined

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Television Station, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Opera, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
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  • Shine
    26%
  • Woo Fest
    21%
  • Chapel, Class, Finals Week, Housing events. .
    17%
  • Rez rally
    14%
  • Color war
    10%
  • WOOFEST
    7%
  • Conquest
    2%

Party Scene

Party Scene
C
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 45 responses
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    2%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    2%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    16%
  • Parties? What parties?
    80%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 21 responses
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  • The Harvest festival
    29%
  • JSB
    24%
  • WooFest
    24%
  • GYRAD
    19%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
26%
Women in Sororities
27%
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.54 responses
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