Vanguard University of Southern California

Address:
55 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone:
714-556-3610
Website:
http://www.vanguard.edu
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About Vanguard University of Southern California

Vanguard University of Southern California is classified as a baccalaureate college with a diverse set of academic offerings. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This small four-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 80% of students are enrolled full time, and half of these students reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees only within the professional fields. Most graduate degrees are awarded in fields other than education or business. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate1,652
 Graduate271
 Total1,923
GenderFemale62%
 Male38%
Student Age% Under 2572%
 % 25 and Over28%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time73%
 % Part-time27%
Race/Ethnicity% White62.9%
 % Black4.1%
 % Asian5.1%
 % Latino17.2%
 % Native American1.7%
 % Race Unknown7.8%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal995
 % Admitted79%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled43%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT68%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT24%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800540 / 800
 SAT Math450 / 800560 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3624 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$45
 Graduate Application Fee$45
 In-State Tuition & Fees$26,342
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$26,342
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid95%
 % Undergraduates with Loans67%
 % Undergraduates with Grants92%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,620
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,280
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,979
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Costa Mesa Area

Median Age33.6
Median Household Income$65,471
Total Population109,796
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total50.6% 49.4%
 Age 0-951.1%48.9%
 Age 10-1748.5%51.5%
 Age 18-2452.5%47.5%
 Age 25-2952.9%47.1%
 Age 30-3953.4%46.6%
 40+49.8%50.2%
Race/Ethnicity% White70.6%
 % Black1.3%
 % Asian8.7%
 % Latino34.7%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.7%
 % Indian (South Asia)1.0%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,280
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,404
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50010.0%5.4%1.0%
 $500 to $7492.4%3.1%0.0%
 $750 to $99927.6%8.7%2.4%
 Over $100059.9%82.8%94.9%
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