Rank: 411

Vanguard University of Southern California

Costa Mesa, CAwww.vanguard.edu
Median SAT/ACT
970/21
Enrollment
2,564
Vanguard University of Southern California is a Christian evangelical institution that enrolls about 2,200 undergraduate students. The school boasts a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Class sizes are small and all are taught by professional faculty, rather than teaching assistants. The university offers 25 undergraduate majors, including communication, liberal studies, kinesiology, general music and accounting. Business and...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$46,500
% of students who get any grants
81%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$25,000
Average price for low-income students
$21,200
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
63%
% of need met
33%
% of students who get merit* grants
7%
Average merit grant
$6,900
student success
Graduation rate
56%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$19,500
Average salary within 5 years
$41,400
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
18%
admissions
Acceptance rate
68%
Median SAT/ACT Score
970/21
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
1-Aug

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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All the professors want their students to succeed. They are committed to helping their students understand the material well and provide their contact information so that they can be reached easily. Class sizes are much smaller than other schools which is perfect for me....
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Vanguard had not been my first choice when I was considering which college to attend, but the longer I've been here, the more I've fallen in love with the school. The community is absolutely fantastic. I have made such amazing friendships here, both with students and professors. ...
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The professors at my school are caring and open to helping their students in anyway they can. They want their students to succeed. The courses are moderately challenging but can also be really fun. The class sizes are perfect because you don't feel overlooked by the professor...
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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