Vanguard University of Southern California

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Costa Mesa, CA

$36,550

Avg tuition

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About Vanguard University of Southern California

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Assemblies of God Church  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Vanguard University of Southern California is a small private university located on an urban campus in Costa Mesa, California. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,289, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 50%. The university offers 37 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 63%, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. Tuition and fees for students are $36,550.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

50% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

75% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

63% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-23

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 950-1140

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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2k

Students enrolled

100%

Online student enrollment

16:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold

Demographics

Hispanic

43%

White

36%

Unknown

7%

Asian

6%

Black

5%

Two or more races

3%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

1%

Non-U.S. Citizen

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Female student population

68%

Socio-economic diversity

46% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

4

Total Online Enrollment

2,289

Student Location Breakout

100% 0%

Percent of Programs Online

92% On-campus

8% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 100% online

Associate Check Bold 100% online

Bachelor's Check Bold 3% online

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's X Bold Not offered

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

46%

State Grant Aid

52%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

46%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,776
State Grant Aid $7,733
Institution Grant Aid $19,685
Pell Grant Aid $5,057

Financial Outlook

$23k

Average student debt after graduation

$41k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.