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 6,525 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Villanova acceptance rate is 36%. Popular majors include Nursing, Finance, and Communications. Graduating 90% of students, Villanova alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $59,100.
NCAA Division I-A
Colonial Athletic Association
Villanova University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.83 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.87 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.123 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.137 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.64 responses
Villanova University Reviews
I have had the most wonderful experience thus far at Villanova! Faculty members are actively invested in your academic and personal success. Classes are challenging in a productive way. The entire campus is a supportive community that comes together for events such as Special Olympics and sports games. Food and dorms are both better than I expected, and the campus and surrounding area are beautiful and very safe.
While I am only a sophomore now at Villanova, I have had many experiences in only my first year. At times, it shows that the diversity on campus is lacking; however, there are many clubs and opportunities for students in a minority to see peers who look/are like them. Villanova is the 8th most expensive school in the country; however, there does seem to be a very good return on the investment. And I shouldn't even need to mention the 3x National Champions. Go Cats!
As someone who is not at all religious, I was a little concerned about coming to a Catholic university, but I am sure glad that I did! There's a genuine sense of community at this this school and fellow students work together to help each other succeed. As a pre-health science major, I feel that the curriculum prepared me very well for graduate school and it gave me a well rounded experience. The large majority of professors I had were passionate about their subject and engaging. Between studying and hanging out with friends, I've never been bored on weekends. It's true that Nova isn't a big party school, but I think that's a perk.