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Vanguard University of Southern California

Costa Mesa, CA

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Founded in 1920, Vanguard University of Southern California is a private Pentecostal school located in Costa Mesa, California. The campus sits on 40 acres about an hour south of Los Angeles. The school offers more than 30 areas of study and some of the most popular majors include business, marketing, management, psychology, and communications.

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Quick Facts

55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

2012-2013 Tuition

$28,500 Tuition and Fees


2041 undergraduate students
34% male / 66% female


rolling application deadline
68.5% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1920

Programs Offered

associate degree, bachelor's degree, certificate, master's degree

Majors Offered

Information Technology, Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other, Education, General, Elementary Education and Teaching, Secondary Education and Teaching, Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, English/Language Arts Teacher Education, Foreign Language Teacher Education, Health Teacher Education, Mathematics Teacher Education, Music Teacher Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, Social Science Teacher Education, Social Studies Teacher Education, Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, Biology Teacher Education, Chemistry Teacher Education, History Teacher Education, Physics Teacher Education, Spanish Language Teacher Education, Education, Human Development and Family Studies, General, Pre-Law Studies, English Language and Literature, General, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Biological and Physical Sciences, Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Religion/Religious Studies, Christian Studies, Religion/Religious Studies, Other, Bible/Biblical Studies, Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology, Religious Education, Theology/Theological Studies, Pastoral Studies/Counseling, Youth Ministry, Theology and Religious Vocations, Other, Chemistry, General, Psychology, General, Social Sciences, General, Anthropology, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology, Cinematography and Film/Video Production, Music, General, Music History, Literature, and Theory, Music Performance, General, Athletic Training/Trainer, Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, Physical Therapy/Therapist, Business/Commerce, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Finance, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Minors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Education, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Humanities/Humanistic Studies, Biology, General, Biochemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Theology and Religious Vocations, Physical Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts, Health Professions and Related Programs, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, History, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 2,041
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 1,493
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 464
Percent of male undergraduates: 34%
Percent of female undergraduates: 66%
Percent of international undergraduates: 1%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, career, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Student patrols; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

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