55 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714-966-3610
http://www.vanguard.edu admissions@vanguard.edu
About Vanguard University of Southern California
  • Year of Foundation 1920
  • Size of Campus 38 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Assemblies of God
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,903
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 63% 37% 14%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $22,466
  • Room and Board $7,270
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $45
  • Enrollment No. 1,847
Vanguard University is located in Costa Mesa, California, USA. During the summer of 1920, Harold K. Needham, D. W. Kerr, and W. C. Pierce opened a school to prepare Christian workers for the various ministries of the church. The new institute, Southern California Bible School, moved from Los Angeles to Pasadena in 1927. In 1939 it was chartered by the State of California as a college eligible to grant degrees, and it became Southern California Bible College-the first four-year institution of the Assemblies of God. In 1943 the college received recognition by the government for the training of military chaplains. It moved to the present campus in 1950. The name was changed to Southern California College nine years later when majors in the liberal arts were added to the curriculum.
Social Life And Activities
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Homecoming, Hands Across The Border, Lobbypalooza, Pit Pride Rally, 24 Hour Day of Prayer, Campus Theatre productions, Music Department concerts, Welcome Week, Mr. VU pageant, Family Weekend, All-School Christmas Party, Job Fairs, Wayne Kraiss Chapel Serie
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Alpha Theta, Psi Chi, Alpha Kappa Dleta, Lambda Alpha
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations N/A
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Distance to nearest airport Santa Ana (3), Los Angeles (40)
  • Distance to nearest train Santa Ana (3)
  • Distance to nearest bus Santa Ana (3)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 20%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 0%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 73%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (10%), women's dorms (50%), men's dorms (30%), apartments for married students (2%), apartment for single students (8%), special housing for disabled students (0%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 70%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 83%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 10%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 6
  • College campus housing availability No
Campus Services
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 0
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 6,503
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 600
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 2
  • Basic Services Provided placement service, other
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 139,889
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 2
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Computer Courses No
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Museums Concert classrooms, a state-of-the-art HD post production facility, a state-of-the-art Pro Tools sound studio, a Presentation classroom, a video and radio podcasting stage, Cinema and Digital Media Equipment Room, Cinema Store allows students to buy the me
  • Number Of Subscriptions 10,482
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help other
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 750
  • Library Facilities Pentecostal Collection; Helenclair Lowe Collection; Morris Pike Drama Collection; Spanish Collection; Center for Women's Studies Collection
  • Number Of Microforms 20,562
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 22,217
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,522
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 16%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Loyola Marymount)
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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