Vanguard University of Southern California

Costa Mesa, CA

Vanguard says, "The mission of the core curriculum is to provide an integrative four-year learning experience for matriculants. ... [T]he core challenges students to examine and develop their beliefs and strengthen their intellectual skills. Its goal is that Vanguard graduates will bear a distinctive stamp reflective of their common experience." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:1,987
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:49%
  • Tuition & Fees:$30,050 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because the requirement only applies to select degree programs and may be fulfilled with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Mathematics" requirement may be satisfied by a course with little college-level math content.

  • 7. Science

  • Additional Information

    Vanguard University of Southern California should be commended for their strong requirements in World History, Theology, and Fine Arts.

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/22/2017


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