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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
Villanova is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,565 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Villanova acceptance rate is 29%. Popular majors include Finance, Nursing, and Communications. Graduating 91% of students, Villanova alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $62,600.
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association

Villanova University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Villanova Admissions

Acceptance Rate
29%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1300-1470
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$36,958/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$31,098/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
64%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.83 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.91 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.91 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    13%
  • On Campus
    85%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,565Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
352
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    38%
  • Well-rounded
    29%
  • Villanovian
    14%
  • Determined
    10%
  • Ignorant
    7%
  • white
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.127 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.141 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 75 responses
Report
  • Community
    31%
  • A lot of school pride
    27%
  • Great repuation
    25%
  • Balanced
    8%
  • Sucks
    5%
  • School itself is great
    3%
  • Home away from home
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$77,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.64 responses
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Villanova University Reviews

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I really enjoyed attending Villanova University. From the rich diversity on campus to the array of extracurricular activities available to students, I felt both challenged and at home on campus.

I was able to participate in various programs through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Campus Ministry, the Center for Peace and Justice Education, etc. Basketball games, French Club, and missions trips were all integral aspects of my experience at Villanova.

The academics at Villanova cannot be rivaled. Both of my undergraduate professors were attentive, understanding, challenging, and willing to engage with me as a student. I am still in contact with both of them ten years later and feel lucky to have been supported by them both through my academic career at Villanova. I appreciated being able to connect the passions I have in different academic areas all together!

I would highly recommend Villanova University to any interested student!
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The community and faculty are amazing! Everyone is willing and always seeking to help, encourage, love, and support others. It's an amazing environment and I am so thankful for my time and experience, especially transferring in my junior year. If I could do it all over again, I would have gone since freshmen year. Nonetheless, my experience was one to remember. Plus, with a stellar and fun basketball team to root for, it makes it all the more exciting!
Very tight knit community where everyone looks out for one another, within weeks of being at Villanova I felt like I had a whole family of people who cared for me. Professors are very open and want to know each of you individually, they are so flexible and understanding and always willing to help! Before attending Villanova I thought it would be too small but for me it’s proven to be perfect, athletics are on the rise and social life is never dull.