Authentic community flourishes around shared purpose. At Vanguard, a diverse community of scholars are poised to change the world.

Join Us

University Highlights


With outstanding faculty and small class sizes, every diploma we grant is backed by personalized instruction.


Located ten minutes from Newport Beach and an hour from Los Angeles, Vanguard University offers exceptional academics, a strong spiritual climate, an authentic community, and endless recreational activities.


Students from all walks of life call Vanguard home.


Students from families just like yours afford Vanguard University every year. Why not you?


Vanguard may be the perfect fit for you – take a look!


Imagine yourself at Vanguard University—walking the sunny sidewalks, meeting friends on the green, and heading into class where you will learn something new.

Student Highlights

– Business Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management.

– Minors in Religion, Sociology, and Women’s Studies.

– Hometown: Norco, CA

I wouldn’t have been stretched in my moral belief system, spiritual belief system, and mindset without Vanguard.

If it wasn’t for my scholarship and my financial aid, I would not have been able to attend here.

Jazmyne French, ‘18

Business Administration, Sociology, Religion, and Women's Studies
– Theater with emphasis on Musical Theater
– Hometown: Hollister, CA

VU has blessed me by bringing me into a community of not only future actors but future scientists and future politicians who believe that God is the one true savior.

That I’m able to be in such a positive environment is incredible. Thank you for where you've placed me, for the many gifts that you've given me, and for helping me expand on something on I'm so passionate about.

Cam Burchard, ‘20

Theatre Arts
– Religion and Leadership Studies

– Hometown: Oregon City, OR

Thank you for the privilege it has been to come here, enjoy this community, and grow from it.

It's not a typical college experience, and that's what makes it so incredibly life-changing. 

Jaime Goff, ‘17


– Hometown: Folsom, CA

Vanguard is a place where people are known and cared for deeply by students and faculty.

I have been given countless opportunities to grow in my spiritual, professional, and educational development. I’m so thankful to have been able to call my university, home!

Makayla Claney, ‘18


– Hometown: Marietta, GA

I'm flourishing at VU because the community is genuine and lively.

They have done a great job with the growing diversity on campus and I truly feel at home. I got involved with Black Student Union and formed so many lifelong friendships. I'm also involved in Student Leadership and it’s cool for me to not only be behind the scenes of the major events and conversations that take place on campus, but to be mentored and poured into by the staff.

Lia Osley, ‘19


Get to Know Us, Swipe Right


University Enrollment


Undergraduate Students


Live on campus


Receive financial assistance

4 Year

Graduation guarantee

University News

We invite you to take the next step