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Study at Vanguard University of Southern California

Vanguard University of Southern California, also known as VU, was established in 1920, and is a private college, located in Costa Mesa, California. VU provides a number of graduate and undergraduate degrees in a wide variety of subjects. The institution also has several courses which are offered through the adult degree programs. VU is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School for Professional Studies
  • School of Business and Management
  • School of Education
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Religion
VU's athletics department fields more than 10 men's and women's sports teams. They compete in National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. They are nicknamed as the Lions. The Lions participate in various sports including baseball, basketball, cross country and soccer among others.

Profile of Vanguard University of Southern CaliforniaVanguard University is in a medium-sized city, in Costa Mesa, California. The school has a Assemblies of God Church religious affiliation. Vanguard University is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at Vanguard University include media and therapy and Counselling.

Vanguard University Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 440 to 550 for students at Vanguard University. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 420 and 550. The school attracts a fair number of students from out of state.

Some professors at Vanguard University are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 2, 254 students (1, 883 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
Most students at Vanguard University attend full-time. The school is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Golden State Athletic Conference for major sports. Student athletes can receive financial aid in some cases. Vanguard University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management137business management, marketing, international business, accounting
Therapy and Counselling121psychology, clinical psychology
Religion and Philosophy67pastoral Counselling, theology, bible studies, missionary studies, religious studies, youth ministry
Liberal Arts63sociology, history, English, Spanish language, anthropology
Education and Teaching60education, physical education teaching
Media48digital communications, communication studies, radio and television
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy16exercise science, athletic trainer
Drama and Performing Arts7drama
Science4biology, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering2computer support
Contact: Vanguard UniversityVanguard University of Southern California

55 Fair Dr

Costa Mesa, California 92626

General Phone: (714) 556-3610


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