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Vanguard University of Southern California

Costa Mesa, CA

Vanguard University of Southern California, founded in 1920, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 38-acre campus is located in Costa Mesa, 45 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

Web Sitewww.vanguard.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students1,881
   Women1,213 (64.5%)
   Men668 (35.5%)
Graduate Students303

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate58% of 1,352 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.21
SAT Math479 average
420-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading489 average
430-556 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite21 average
17-24 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$45,224
Tuition and Fees
$30,980
Room and Board
$9,310
Average Percent of Need MetNot reported
Average Freshman Award$15,449
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$28,686

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
63
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Costa Mesa Population111,918
Nearest Metropolitan AreaLos Angeles
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 
Athletic ConferencesNational Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot 
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.Not reported
International StudentsNot reported
First-Year Students Returning78.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
48.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.25 3.52 400 500 25
Low 2.80 2.80 400 500 16
High 3.70 4.25 400 500 33
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