Vanguard University of Southern California

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Vanguard University of Southern California can be found in Costa Mesa, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around two thousand students enrolled each year at Vanguard University of Southern California.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores at this school. A score between 970 - 1160 on the SAT exam, or 18 - 24 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Vanguard University of Southern California average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.25 for accepted students. Vanguard University of Southern California sends acceptance letters to around 50 percent of those that apply. Of those that are accepted, nearly 25 percent of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Vanguard University of Southern California Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Vanguard University of Southern California was reported as 49.4% in Fall 2020 with over 3,980 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 18 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Vanguard University of Southern California?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Vanguard University of Southern California is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Vanguard University of Southern California has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 70.2%
  • 2017-2018: 46.7%
  • 2018-2019: 40.2%
  • 2019-2020: 49.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 45.5%

How Does Vanguard University of Southern California Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Vanguard University of Southern California is fifteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Concordia University-Irvine70.8%
Laguna College of Art and Design81.0%
Soka University of America40.1%
Hope International University36.8%
Whittier College57.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Vanguard University of Southern California (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 590
Math480 - 570
Total Score970 - 1160
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score18 - 24
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