Things to Do and See in Orange County, California!
Vanguard University is located in Costa Mesa, California, just five miles north of Newport Beach, about 60 minutes south of Los Angeles and 90 minutes north of San Diego. The average temperature is 67 degrees and the average rainfall is 14.5 inches. Check the weather right now. Check out a map of the area to get a taste of our location!
Directions to the campus.
Major Shopping Centers
Beaches, Parks, Lakes & Zoos
Sports & Entertainment
Los Angeles Museum of Art (60 min.)
Los Angeles Museum of Natural History (60 min.)
California Science Center (60 min.)
J. Paul Getty Museum (60 min.)
Norton Simon Museum of Art (60 min.)
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (60 min.)
Many Great Churches
There are too many great churches to list here so we made a church directory page.
California State, Fullerton (25 min.); California State, Long Beach (25 min.); Orange Coast College (2 min.); Vanguard University (on-campus); University of California, Irvine (10 min.); UCLA & USC (60 min.)
Southern California is an area of incredible diversity. At last count, over 150 different languages are spoken throughout the region. In addition, Mexico is only a two-hour drive away. VU offers many different student outreach teams. More than 400 students serve in these various ministries each year.
Jobs & Internship Opportunities
Vanguard University has over 2,000 corporations within a 5-mile radius of the campus. In addition, major business centers in Costa Mesa, Irvine, Newport Beach, and Santa Ana just minutes away. Ministry organizations abound in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Of course, Southern California is the media capital of the world. Check out OC Jobfinder for information about Orange County’s employment opportunities.