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Vanguard University of Southern California

Costa Mesa, CA


  • Type
    4-year • Private
  • Campus Life
    Small • Suburban
  • Average Per Year After Aid
  • SAT Range
  • Graduation Rate
  • Special Mission
    Special Mission

Vanguard University of Southern California is a small, 4-year, private university. This coed college is located in a city in a suburban setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers certificate, bachelor's, and master's degrees.

From the Institution

At VU, we've come up with the perfect mix: unbeatable academic training, a caring community where lifelong friendships are born and a beautiful campus located about four miles from Southern California beaches. We are a Hispanic-serving institution where 98% of our enrolled students receive financial aid. With outstanding faculty and small class sizes - 20 students on average - every diploma is backed by personalized instruction and a strong spiritual foundation that puts Christ at the center of it all. Our distinguished list of alumni include leading scientists, best-selling authors, network television and film studio producers, Broadway entertainers, top political analysts and world-changing ministers. We go beyond scholarship, beyond the classroom, and beyond the expected-equipping you to lead the story God has for you.

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College Board Code
Application Types Accepted
  • Online through college's own website
Religious Affiliation
Assemblies Of God
Fee Waiver Info
Available to all qualified students. Visit the college website for details.

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Contact Information

Important Dates

Dates are subject to change so confirm important deadlines by visiting the college’s website.

August 1
Regular Application Due
March 1
Financial Aid Application Due

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