About Villanova University
The only Augustinian Catholic university in the nation, Villanova values a personalized experience where teachers and students are partners in learning and scholarly inquiry. From undergraduate to doctoral students, Villanovans are intellectually inspired, morally grounded, globally minded. Villanova attracts and forges world changers—people who ignite positive change everywhere life takes them.
MISSION & MINISTRY
Villanova University is a closely connected academic community with renowned faculty, rich resources and a personalized, supportive learning environment.
Villanova provides exceptional opportunities for a wide range of academic experiences, including hands-on research, interdisciplinary collaboration and experiential learning.
Online & Hybrid Progams
Villanova University’s College of Profession Studies offers a variety of pathways to enrich your life, enhance your value in the workplace and pursue new careers.
• Bootcamp programs to fast-track your learning
• Online Bachelors in Leadership, Public Services and Administration, Organizational Development and Management and General Studies
What is a Villanovan?
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Villanova University Overview
Villanova University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The suburban atmosphere of Villanova makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.
What Is Villanova University Known For?
- The 1% student loan default rate at Villanova is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The highest award offered at Villanova is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 67% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Villanova bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $77,900 a year. That's about 91% more than their peers at other schools.
- On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Villanova to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Villanova University Rankings
We have ranked Villanova as #57 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 137 colleges in Pennsylvania, it is ranked at #8.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Villanova has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Villanova.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Villanova has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Colleges for Business/Managerial Economics||College Factual|
|#5||Best Colleges for Accounting||College Factual|
|#8||Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing||College Factual|
|#12||Best Nursing Schools||Nursing Degree Search|
|#17||Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||College Factual|
|#23||Best Colleges for Psychology||College Factual|
Where Is Villanova University?
Contact details for Villanova are given below.
|Address:||800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085-1699|
How Do I Get Into Villanova?
You can apply to Villanova online at: www1.villanova.edu/villanova/admission/overview.html
Admission Requirements for Villanova
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Villanova?
Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 35%, and the acceptance rate for women is 37%.
Average Test Scores
About 39% of students accepted to Villanova submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 710. Math scores were between 630 and 730.
Can I Afford Villanova University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Villanova, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $8,578 a year. That adds up to $34,312 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Villanova is 1.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Villanova University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,983 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,528 full-time undergraduates at Villanova, 47% are male and 53% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Villanova University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||302|
|Hispanic or Latino||538|
Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Villanova University. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 72 countries are represented at Villanova. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Vietnam.
Online Learning at Villanova University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Villanova has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 7th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Villanova
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Villanova University was 14.7%. This is the #1,088 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Villanova regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Villanova majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||13%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||12%|
|Human Resource Management||27%|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||19%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||19%|
|Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods||15%|
|Other Business, Management & Marketing||27%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||9%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Villanova ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Villanova.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Villanova University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.