Vanguard University of Southern California

Costa Mesa, CA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
70%
Acceptance Rate
1,418
Students Applied
64%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
180
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision March 2, 2020 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019
Other
Priority Deadline
January 15, 2020
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$45
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
86%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
35%
Submitting ACT
81%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 975
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
450
75th
550
Reading
25th
480
75th
570
3.30
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
19%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
22%
2.00 - 2.49
4%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
14
Top 25%
42
Top 50%
74

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@vanguard.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-722-6279
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.87 Average Rating
Get you know you teachers. Don't be late to class. and study for all exams, no matter how small they might be.
Kaitlyn from Castaic, CA
professors, advisor's and the whole faculty from the vanguard university expects students to give their all, their best, in any subject or in aspect during their college years, professors want to see that students have the potential and expect the best of you.
Cristina De La Cerda from Lancaster, CA
This is a school where you can get grounded in your faith.
Monet from Mission Viejo, CA
Take advantage of everything that goes on on campus! Even if you're a commuter! There are so many opportunities to get together with other students, and everyone is always so nice and outgoing. Making friends is a breeze!

And study. Studying is good.

And be careful with your flex money. Its wayyy to easy to spend.
Caitlyn :) from Temecula Ca
take advantage of the community. get to know your professors as well as other students. be prepared to get pushed out of your comfort zone. remember, your story matters.
ashley from madera, ca
Go to Pre-VU!
Alicia from Sacramento, CA
Visit the college. You never know what you like until you see it. Be part of the day long Pre-VU where you can learn a lot about the school. Apply for financial aid early if you need it.
Leigha from Trabuco Canoyon, CA
Visit the campus, sit in on a class, pray about it.

P.S. It is not a religious school, they are just a community being an example and leading to Christ, they are not trying to force their views on you or make you become religious.
Anthony from Las Vegas, NV
Go to Pre-VU at the end of the school year. It's a day-long event and it sealed the deal for myself. Find students in your major and ask to eat with them one day. Being in their group tells you a lot about the school from their perspective and you don't have to sit through the professor's spiels.
Amanda from Bakersfield, CA
Take advantage of the small class sizes and the teacher's office hours. It could help you a lot in your classes you are struggling in. Be open to the people around you, these could be your friends for a lifetime.
Andrea from Mission Viejo, CA

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