General University Information

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Overview

Vanguard University (VU) is a private, coeducational, comprehensive university of liberal arts and professional studies that believes its Spirit-empowered Christian community provides a supportive and challenging environment in which to pursue a quality education. The University assumes that it is essential to offer educational opportunity within a context of free inquiry and academic integrity. Such opportunity includes examining the Christian heritage, the claims of Christ, the charismatic involvement of the church, and the revelation of God. VU is a community that encourages individual integrity and responsibility in accordance with biblical Christianity and its social and ethical implications.

As a small community— approximately 2,200 within the student body, faculty, staff, and administration—the University offers a relational culture where professor-mentors serve students. The student/faculty ratio is 17:1. Most classes are small, which allows opportunity for academic inquiry and the personal interaction which is invaluable for learning.