Costa Mesa, CA
Vanguard University of Southern California


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Sydney
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time to talk to my High School self about college, I would say many things. First, I would say is, “Do...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time to talk to my High School self about college, I would say many things. First, I would say is, “Don’t let others change your decision on where to go for college, choose what best suits you rather then what makes others happy.” I would also tell myself to, “Make sure you get involved with the school. That means sports teams, school activities, living on campus, and making your presence known at the school.” Next I would tell myself to, “Work hard and do not slack off because it can only hurt you in the end. Your education is important and with the money you are spending on school be sure to make it worth your time.” The final thing I would tell my High School self would be “Make the best of your experience, and don’t hold back. This is your opportunity to get a fresh start, to be whomever you want to be, and leave the past behind.” If I could go back to talk to my high school self I could only hope that I would listen to the advice given because it could make a world of difference.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known the requirements of going to this school. I came in only four days before school began which ment i didnt get the chance to go over all of the rules and requirements. The rules and requirements are not bad at all but i feel as though I would have been a little more organized if I had known them from the start.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone with a religous view. This is a Christian school so many of the classes are based off of the professors religous views but we are not unaccepting to those who are not Christian. we accept everyone into the student body and all the students are very kind, helpful, and including. This school would be great for anyone but it would definately lbe best for those with Christian views or like religons

Angela
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Vanguard University of Southern California has knowledgeable and professional professors/educators.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Vanguard University of Southern California has knowledgeable and professional professors/educators.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Focus in on a major as quickly as possible. Limit your social activities in order to maximize study time. Prepare for each class prior to attending class, doing so shows your instructor that you are taking your education and their class seriously. Set realistic monthly and quarterly goals.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

High School graduates as well as adults interested in continuing education.

Miranda
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Our professors care a great deal about helping students to succeed. The smaller class sizes give them opportunity to be a me...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Our professors care a great deal about helping students to succeed. The smaller class sizes give them opportunity to be a mentor as well as a teacher. Our campus tutoring center also offers free tutoring to students who need a little extra assistance in a particular subject. This center also provides jobs for students who need flexible work schedules. When eating in the Cafe, I feel at ease approaching complete strangers and having a meal with them. I have made many friends on our campus because of their openess and willingness to connect with others in the community.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The most important thing I have recieved out of my college experience is growth. I have grown academically, spiritually, socially, emotionally and professionally. College has opened my understanding to fresh perspectives and allowed me to experience a broad range of ways to do and understand all aspects of life. Without this knowledge, I was unable to make the best decisions for my life or to contribute to the lives of the people I influence. Classes have given me practice at using my resources to meet the everyday challeges that I face. Internships in my field of study and community service have opened my eyes to the vast need around me and given me practical ideas on how I can make a difference in my community. College fills the yearning in my heart to grow and has placed a desire in my heart to help the communities that I come in contact with have the same privilage. As an educator, college has been valuable to me because I developed a love for learning that I can share.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I often brag about how prepared our instructors are when they teach our classes. I have been very impressed by how the knowledge in several classes link together with the information learned in others. I am so happy that the students on our campus are kind to one another, reach out to the surrounding community and participate in missions around the world. I am extremely proud of our athletes who show strengh and discipline and have won many outstanding honors especially for a smaller University. I am encouraged by the opportunities I have to grow in my field of education.

Anete
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I, like many others my age, thought I knew everything about life during my last year of high school. Thinking I was prepared...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I, like many others my age, thought I knew everything about life during my last year of high school. Thinking I was prepared for all the obstacles that living a truly adult life would bring, I soon realized that I was only prepared for a miniscule amount of what the future really held in store. At the age of eighteen I chose to attend Shasta College, a community college in my area. I had been offered scholarships to certain schools and had received acceptance letters from a few universities as well, but I was not quite ready for that...considering that, at the time, my major was undeclared. Now, at nineteen (going on twenty), I am about to graduate with my AA in humanities at Shasta College and move on to Sacramento State to get my BA in journalism and communications. Going to college made me realize what I wanted to do with my life. I discovered just how crucial receiving an education is. With the current state of our economy it is especially crucial. Overall, I could not be more grateful for my choice to attend college and what it has done for me in the long run.

Jocelyn
Describe the students at your school.

Vanguard Univerisity is home tostudents who are active learners, who love to express their opinions, and who have a wide var...

Describe the students at your school.

Vanguard Univerisity is home tostudents who are active learners, who love to express their opinions, and who have a wide variety of ideas and because of this I am proud to call them my classmates.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I could list hundreds of different things I have gotten from my college experience such as the ability to wake up early enough to get to the shower first, or the knowledge that a fire alarm at three in the morning is not unusual. However, the most significant thing I have gotten from my college experience is truly realizing how important education is. It may seem cliché to say I have learned to love learning, but that is the truth. To most is it a simple idea: knowledge is power. Yet, seeing it from inside the walls of my campus gave me some perspective on it. The strength that comes with knowledge has become so clear to me; I have encountered professors, staff members, and students who use what they have learned in intelligent and beneficial ways around the world. My appreciation for knowledge and my enthusiasm for education increases with every semester. Now, I can discuss topics with my friends that previous to college I never knew existed. Thinking about all the new things I will learn next semester is so exciting because when I learn something and internalize it, no one can take that away from me.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Before coming to Vanguard I spent a lot of time stressing over how I should present myself. I knew that starting college in a new town would give me a fresh start, and a place to reinvent my image so I bought certain outfits and downloaded certain music. When I got to Vanguard and spent time there, I realized there was no reason at all to pretend to be someone else. I wish I had known from the beginning that being true to myself was always the best route to take. It would have saved me from the stress.

Esias
Describe the students at your school.

I can not comment on this as I yet to Transfer.

Describe the students at your school.

I can not comment on this as I yet to Transfer.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

What I have received from the college that I am currently attending, is a sense of responsibility. The choices that I make, will affect the grade I receive as a student. I have been taught it not how “smart” you are but the amount of study and hard work, I put into my education. In doing so, I can achieve success in my classes and in life. Attending college also has allowed me to grow and mature. College is giving me a great life experience, and it may be difficult at time, in the long run it will pay out dividends.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I have yet to transfer to the college, I will be attending the 2011 shool year.

Cristina
Describe the students at your school.

For instance, In my Theology 101 class, I pretty much get along with everyone knowing that we discuss how God created the hea...

Describe the students at your school.

For instance, In my Theology 101 class, I pretty much get along with everyone knowing that we discuss how God created the heavens & the earth. In Cornerstone class, It has to do with writing & teach us how to get better and improve at writing , I tend to get along with everyone because not all of my classmates have the same mind set, but we try to understand each other what one is trying to say as in having a discussion or an argument on a topic and we all get into it.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Having to attend meeting for different puposes, attneding church services and having to realize that there is so much to do here at this University and having friends, professors, counselors, and the faculty having the support that they have given in order for to accomplish all of my goals and dreams so I can be someone in life and be a successful person that I can be. To attend this University has been valuable to me because I have seen the hand of God moving in so many different ways on this campus where Christian students get to worship, serve, and love one another, but also having the strength tomove forward and reach to others who don't have the motivation because they can either be having family issues or problems in their life, but there is one whi can change all of that, and that is Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would've known more about the University before taking a step on campus, but I realized that this University is for me God showing me that I belong here and he took me this far so I accomplish who I want to be in life and knowing that I can reach my goals by becoming a successful person in life and earning my B.A degree in Psychology and then heading off to graduate school. This will make a person who cares about people that searching for help and want to make a difference in their lives.

Jake
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I have officially made the jump from being a teenage high school student to an employed, college, adult student. This transit...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I have officially made the jump from being a teenage high school student to an employed, college, adult student. This transition into the college world has prepared me for the rest of my life. My college experience so far has allowed me to see what may be in store for me in the next several years. Starting off at a four year college instead of a community college has also been a very exciting experience. I do not have to worry about transfering anywhere at this point, and it's easier to make lasting friendships knowing that you'll be with the same people for the next four or more years. My college has shown me the benefits of a private school, but also the downsides to it. I now have a more open view to the different types of colleges that could be more useful in my life than this college, and I plan to seek out those other options if need be.

What's unique about your campus?

The location. 5 minutes from the beach, 15 minutes from Disneyland, awesome restaurants all around, it's in the thick of the OC, and everybody here is very friendly. The professors care about your success, and seek out a personal relationship with their students if necessary. The school has just an all around positive atmosphere towards everything, and it has a very homely feel to it.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who is extremely antisocial should not attend this school. The school is so small that everybody could potentially know everybody. Therefore, there are hardly any room for secrets. Word spreads very quickly here. Also, it is a Christian college, so a non-Christian person would not want to go here. The religion aspect is a great part, but it scares people away more often than not.

Justin
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is filled with helpful people and advisors.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is filled with helpful people and advisors.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

There are certian standards that we as students must adheard to, which i believe sets my university apart.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My colledge experience has propelled me in life in the sense of just becoming a better person, and stronger man. I thank God for my school cause its giving me direction in life, and something to strive for, so with blessing that i have recieved i now turn back and give to others in whatever way in can. In a nutshell what i gotten out of my colldege experience so far is that , though life may not go as plan, always give it your best cuase you may not who is watching.

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