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Villanova University

  • Villanova, PA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 52%48%
    student ratio
  • 7,042
    total students
  • $43,840 | $43,840
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 15
    fall application deadline
  • 48%
    acceptance rate
  • Very Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 665
    sat math
  • 636
    sat reading
  • 643
    sat writing
  • 30
    act composite

Overview

A Top-ranked University

For more than 170 years, Villanova University has exemplified the Augustinian Catholic tradition of critical thinking, compassion, and service to others. Located in the Main Line suburb of Philadelphia, Villanova is nationally known and has been recognized by "U.S. News and World Report" as the top regional university in the north for more than 2 decades. Villanova also is home to the number 13 undergraduate engineering program in the nation (bachelor's/master's category), according to that publication. In addition, "Bloomberg Businessweek" ranks Villanova School of Business among the top 25 Best Undergraduate Business Schools in the nation; and the College of Nursing is designated as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing.

The Villanova undergraduate community numbers almost 6500 students who hail from across the U.S. and 50 foreign countries. Students enjoy an average class size of just 22, with a student/faculty member ratio of 12:1.

Intellectual Rigor and Strong International Focus Rigor

A comprehensive 4-year Honors Program of challenging seminars, research opportunities, and cultural and social events brings together superior students and faculty members from all 4 of Villanova's colleges -- the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, and the College of Nursing. Honors offers challenging interdisciplinary seminars, opportunities to engage in independent research, academic mentoring, and an array of field trips to cultural events in Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Honors courses and co-curricular activities enrich and enhance the academic experience inherent to Villanova.

Honors students at Villanova will participate in discussion-based seminars designed to provide high levels of attention from faculty members; live in Honors dorms; participate in intentional learning communities; become campus leaders; be challenged creatively and critically; take on original leadership projects; participate in special international experiences; and work closely with mentors found in the most gifted teachers and scholars at Villanova.

Graduates of Villanova's Honors Program have been awarded prestigious scholarships, including the Rhodes, Gates Cambridge, Truman, Goldwater, Marshall, Fulbright, Mellon, Ford, Javits, Howard Hughes, and National Science Foundation. They pursue careers in a wide range of fields, including consulting, finance, law, government, science, medicine, and public service.

Villanova also has a rich study abroad program. Each year, hundreds of students take advantage of international study opportunities in nearly 40 nations, including Ireland, Switzerland, Peru, England, France, Germany, Italy, China, Chile, Russia, Poland, Thailand, Spain, Australia, Rwanda, the West Indies, Madagascar, and Samoa.

College of Liberal Arts Offers a Broad Spectrum of Majors

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova serves its 3600 students with 37 majors, 12 interdisciplinary concentrations, and 17 bachelor's/master's degree programs related to the humanities, the natural sciences, the social sciences, and applied and professional fields.

Bachelor of Science degrees are awarded in the applied sciences, including astronomy and astrophysics, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, comprehensive science, computer science, environmental science, mathematics and statistics, and physics.

The College of Liberal Arts is designed to promote intellectual rigor and curiosity, to instill the concepts of critical insight, mature judgment, and independent thinking into its students; and to awaken a sense of the importance of values, moral responsibility, and helping others in its students.

College of Engineering Provides a Comprehensive Foundation

The Villanova College of Engineering offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree programs in chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.

The college is committed to providing a common comprehensive foundation to all its students. As such, all freshman engineering students participate in a core program that concentrates on mathematics, chemistry, physics, and the humanities, as well as an introduction to engineering concepts in analysis, modeling, design, computer programming, and data collection and reduction. Additionally, the curriculum focuses on developing oral and written communication skills and professional ethics.

College of Nursing Offers Varied Degree Options

The Villanova College of Nursing offers several degree options to its nearly 600 undergraduate students. These include the traditional 4-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree program, the B.S.N. for adult and traditional transfer students degree program, the B.S.N. completion for RNs program, and second degree options (for students with bachelor's degrees in other disciplines who wish to earn B.S.N. degrees).

Qualified undergraduate nursing students may also take advantage of a specially designed study abroad program at the University of Manchester in England during sophomore year. There are also short term international opportunities in countries such as Japan, Nicaragua, Ireland, Peru, the Dominican Republic, and South Africa, in both required and elective courses.

Continuing its international focus, the college offers a global health minor that examines factors influencing the health of world peoples and the inter-disciplinary response to address global health challenges.

School of Business With Strong Placement Results

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree program with majors in accountancy, economics, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing. VSB also offers an international business and a real estate co-major.

A notable feature of the school is the Applied Finance Lab, a state-of-the-art financial research and teaching center that offers students the same equipment and real-time resources available to Wall Street traders, including 24 Bloomberg stations, Reuters Trade Stations, TraderEx, Wharton Research Data Services, SDC Platinum, and FINCAD.

Placement studies show that within 6 months of graduation, 95% of School of Business graduates are enrolled in graduate school or employed full-time.

Well-known as an Athletic Powerhouse

Villanova is well-known for its varsity athletics, especially its powerhouse basketball team. With 24 varsity sports and more than 500 student-athletes known as Wildcats, the university has won some 19 NCAA team national championships and 82 conference championships.

Innovative Learning Communities for Freshmen

Freshmen have the opportunity to join one-year Learning Communities, based in certain dormitories and focused on particular themes, such as art and culture, environmental leadership, or global community. This program enables students to learn and live together, thus creating a strong communal bond.

Suburban Campus with a Sustainability Focus

Villanova is situated on a 260-acre campus just 12 miles west of Center City Philadelphia and is conveniently served by public transportation, including train stations located on campus.

The university is committed to sustainability on many levels, including academics and research, maintenance of buildings and grounds, recycling and other materials management. Dining services feature locally-sourced foods and supply used cooking oil for production of biodiesel on campus. The university also pursues LEED certification for all new construction and major renovations.


Location & Contact

800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1699
USA

Mr.Michael Gaynor

Director of University Admission

Phone: 610-519-4000
Fax: 610-519-6450
Email: gotovu@villanova.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Real Estate
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Islamic Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Astronomy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Astrophysics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

48% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied14,966
    • Accepted7,319
    • Acceptance Rate48%
    • Enrolled7,042
    • Female Applicants7,738
    • Females Accepted3,816
    • Female Acceptance Rate49%
    • Male Applicants7,228
    • Males Accepted3,503
    • Male Acceptance Rate48%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      test scores (SAT or ACT)
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.86
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st --
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer June 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 636 590 690
    • SAT Math 665 620 710
    • SAT Writing 643 600 690
    • ACT Composite 30 29 31
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$43,840
    • Out-of-state tuition *$43,840
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$590.00
    • Room and board *$11,856.00
    • Room only *$6,286.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students7,042
    • Male Student Percentage48%
    • Female Student Percentage52%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino7.06%
    • Black or African American4.67%
    • White or Caucasian75.48%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native%
    • Asian6.79%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.04%
    • Two or more races2.23%
    • Unknown1.93%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.8% representing 73 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students77% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 70%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Blue Key Society, New Student Orientation Counselor Program, Special Olympics, Campus Activities Team, Student Government Association
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Nova Alert - email, text messaging re: emergency situations

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division 1 No
    • Crew Yes Division C No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports No No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division B Yes
    • Golf Yes Division 1 No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division C No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Rugy Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes Division C No
    • Skiing Yes Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 No
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
    • Water polo Yes Division C No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division 1 No
    • Crew No Division 1 No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes Division C No
    • Field hockey Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division C No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Rugy No No No
    • Sailing Yes Division C No
    • Skiing Yes Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 No
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo No Division 1 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty967
    • Full-time Percentage62%
    • Part-time Percentage38%
    • Female Percentage41%
    • Male Percentage59%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 8,872 students to 725 faculty


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