Vanguard University of Southern California: Narrative Description
VANGUARD UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA T-10
55 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-9601
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vanguard.edu/
Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Assemblies of God. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1920. Setting: 38-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $2.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6305 per student. Total enrollment: 2,195. Faculty: 146 (70 full-time, 76 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 898 applied. 31% from top 10% of their high school class, 57% from top quarter, 88% from top half. 2 National Merit Scholars, 16 class presidents, 14 valedictorians, 163 student government officers. Full-time: 1,442 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 358 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 12 other countries, 15% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 4% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 19% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Los Angeles Film Studies Center. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).
Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.8 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 12/1. Notification: 1/15. Preference given to Christians.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $27,086 includes full-time tuition ($19,900), mandatory fees ($430), and college room and board ($6756). College room only: $3366. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $829 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per term.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Most popular organizations: student ministries, choral groups, orchestral bands. Major annual events: Harvest Party, Homecoming, Welcome Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,028 college housing spaces available; 1,000 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. O. Cope Budge Library with 142,893 books, 19,342 microform titles, 10,482 serials, 6,138 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $533,119. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
The college is adjacent to Newport Beach, the pleasure boat harbor of the West. See Orange Coast College.
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