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Vanguard University of Southern California Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Vanguard University of Southern California

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
40.2%
Admission Difficulty for Vanguard University of Southern California
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Vanguard University of Southern California and can I get accepted? The school has a 40% acceptance rate ranking it #25 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,773 out of 4,414 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 very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 69 percent. Vanguard University of Southern California typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Vanguard University of Southern California SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1120
Applicants Submitting SAT
85%
SAT Scores for Vanguard University of Southern California
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Vanguard University of Southern California
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1040

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

Vanguard University of Southern California typically requires applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #63 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Vanguard University of Southern California admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >53%
1035 to 1120 Avg + 40%-53%
950 to 1035 Avg - 28%-40%
865 to 950 Reach 19%-28%
Less than 865 Low <19%
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Vanguard University of Southern California ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
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 17
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 23
Average ACT Score 20

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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #65 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 32 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Vanguard University of Southern California.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Vanguard University of Southern California admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >53%
20 to 23 Avg + 40%-53%
17 to 20 Avg - 28%-40%
14 to 17 Reach 19%-28%
Less than 14 Low <19%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.13
Typical High School Grades
B

You will 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.

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Admission Statistics

Vanguard University of Southern California admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,211 1,203 4,414
Accepted 1,326 447 1,773
Acceptance Rate 41% 37% 40%
Enrolled 335 126 461
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 28% 26%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Vanguard University of Southern California and what considerations affect 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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

40% of those who apply are granted admission to Vanguard University of Southern California. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1120. 85% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 23. 32% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.