Based on specific criteria, Colleges in California selected Vanguard University as one of the 10 best schools to represent the state of California for excellence in Christian academia. Ranking criteria included academic reputation, campus intimacy, selectivity based on admissions rates and student satisfaction. After creating a list of California schools with a Christian-centered educational mission, Colleges in California used these criteria to narrow down the list to the 10 best.
Coming in at No. 9, Vanguard University is noted as an “exemplary Christian university” with a “Christ-centered community that encourages God’s Spirit in all aspects of life.” Colleges in California also notes the significant number of alumni who have gone on from Vanguard to pursue graduate degrees at top universities or become influential Christian leaders. They mentioned leaders like psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen ’78 and evangelist Heidi Baker ’80 MA ’85. Lastly, the summary notes Vanguard’s ranking in the US News & World Report’s top 10 colleges in the West and the Colleges of Distinction’s feature on Vanguard for its “top notch academics.”
To view the full rankings, visit Colleges in California’s website by clicking here.