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Vanguard University of Southern California Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Vanguard University of Southern California

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
49.4%
Admission Difficulty for Vanguard University of Southern California
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Vanguard University of Southern California and can I get accepted? The school has a 49% acceptance rate ranking it #34 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,966 out of 3,976 applicants were admitted making Vanguard University of Southern California a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent. Vanguard University of Southern California typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Vanguard University of Southern California is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vanguard University of Southern California SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1160
Applicants Submitting SAT
85%
SAT Scores for Vanguard University of Southern California
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Vanguard University of Southern California
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1160
Average SAT Score 1070

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Vanguard University of Southern California?

Vanguard University of Southern California typically prefers applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #52 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 85 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Vanguard University of Southern California admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >62%
1065 to 1160 Avg + 49%-62%
970 to 1065 Avg - 36%-49%
875 to 970 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 875 Low <25%
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Vanguard University of Southern California ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
32%
ACT Scores for Vanguard University of Southern California
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Vanguard University of Southern California
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Vanguard University of Southern California?

Admission data indicates that Vanguard University of Southern California regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #55 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 32 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Vanguard University of Southern California.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Vanguard University of Southern California admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >62%
21 to 24 Avg + 49%-62%
18 to 21 Avg - 36%-49%
15 to 18 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 15 Low <25%
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Vanguard University of Southern California GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.13
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Vanguard University of Southern California?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Vanguard University of Southern California. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Vanguard University of Southern California was 3.13 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #79 in California for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Vanguard University of Southern California will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Vanguard University of Southern California students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 12% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 22% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 12% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

76% of Vanguard University of Southern California freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Vanguard University of Southern California students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 41%
Top 50% of class 76%
Bottom 50% of class 24%
Bottom 25% of class 6%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Vanguard University of Southern California admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,979 997 3,976
Accepted 1,463 503 1,966
Acceptance Rate 49% 50% 49%
Enrolled 335 149 484
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 30% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 9, 2022
Days left to Apply
322

Applicants have 322 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Aug 9, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Vanguard University of Southern California is $45.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Vanguard University of Southern California and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Vanguard University of Southern California Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Vanguard University of Southern California
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=123651 IPEDS survey data for Vanguard University of Southern California.

FAQs

Does Vanguard University of Southern California prefer SAT or ACT?

85% of students submit their SAT scores to Vanguard University of Southern California. 32% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Vanguard University of Southern California?

49% of those who apply are granted admission to Vanguard University of Southern California. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Vanguard University of Southern California?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1160. 85% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Vanguard University of Southern California?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 32% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.