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I fell in love with Vanguard. I felt like I fit in. Being at Vanguard helped me become more confident in myself and confident in being in front of people. I made lifelong friends." - Kristina Kuzmic-Crocco, alumna and current Host of The Ambush Cook on the Oprah Winfrey Network



Vanguard gave me the opportunity to grow mentally, physically and spiritually. My experience at Vanguard allowed me to use my influence as a Christian athlete to impact the world for Christ. I am thankful for
everything I was able to learn during my time as a lion." - Kelly Schmidt, alumna, on staff with Arizona Fellowship of Christian Athletes



When I came to Vanguard I wanted to start something for future teachers. The students here love people. They shine in different ways with different personalities and strengths. Knowing that we're part of sending them into the world to do such good for God and to spread that around wherever they go is such an honor to us." - Dr. Dixie Arnold, Chair of the Division of Liberal Studies

Vanguard University


At Vanguard University, we've got the perfect mix-unbeatable academic training, world-class arts and entertainment programs, a beautiful campus and a strong spiritual foundation, preparing the next generation of leaders.


We believe learning goes beyond the classroom and happens in the context of relationships with faculty and other students. Our professors serve as mentors inside and outside the classroom, giving students the knowledge they need and the wisdom to apply it in the real world.


There's more to life than what we see. At Vanguard, you'll join a Christ-centered community pursuing a Spirit-empowered life. God is not distant or disconnected, His Spirit is in us, guiding, comforting, and equipping us for the next chapter of our story. A life in God's Spirit will always move us beyond the expected and open our eyes to His surprising influence in our world ... right here, right now. All of these areas work together, producing alumni that are ready to live a story that matters.




Vanguard University


Founded: 1920


President: Dr. Michael J. Beals


Accreditation: CCNE, CCTC, NAST, WASC


Degrees Offered:
A.A., B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S., M.T.S.


Application Deadline:
Fall - December 1, January 15, March 2




Vanguard University


Financial Aid:
Academic scholarships
Department/talent scholarships
Vanguard need grant


Students Receiving Financial Aid: 97%


Forms Required: FAFSA


Undergraduate - $29,980
Graduate - varies by program


Undergraduat - $9,010


Total Cost:
Undergraduate - $38,990
Graduate - varies by program



Vanguard University


Enrollment: 2,200
34% male, 66% female


Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1


Freshmen Information:
Average SAT score: 980/1600
Average high school GPA: 3.2


On-Campus Housing:
Single Student
Married Student



Vanguard University



Varsity Athletics:
Baseball: men
Basketball: men, women
Cross Country: men, women
Soccer: men, women
Softball: women
Track and Field: men, women
Volleyball: women


Intramural Athletics available


Music Groups:
Choirs by audition: 2
Vocal groups by audition: 3
Jazz ensembles by audition: 2
Orchestra by audition: 1
Music touring groups: 5
Other music groups:
Guitar Ensemble, Guitar Quartet, Sax Quartet,

Chamber Music, Barbershop Quartet, Beautyshop Quartet



Vanguard University


55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Phone: 714.556.3610
Toll-free: 1.800.722.6279


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