A+
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
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Villanova University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
800 East Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Villanova University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1220-1420
ACT Range
30-32
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$33,270/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,284/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,649/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,815/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,871/ year
  • $110k+
    $48,243/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.83 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.84 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.84 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,469Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    42%
  • Well-rounded
    27%
  • Villanovian
    13%
  • Determined
    11%
  • Ignorant
    6%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.120 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.134 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Community
    32%
  • A lot of school pride
    26%
  • Great repuation
    25%
  • Balanced
    9%
  • Sucks
    4%
  • School itself is great
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$74,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
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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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.
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My overall opinion of Villanova University is that it has truly earned its prestige. I chose Villanova University because I wanted a university where there was a strong sense of community and because of my experiences here, I know I have chosen the right college. Villanova's faculty and students put their best effort support each other. By the end of my freshman year, I had a multitude of encouraging mentors who I have appreciated as an extended support system. It is difficult for Computer Engineers to study abroad after your sophomore year. However, we are learning incredibly interesting and relevant skills by professors who are enthusiastic about the topics they teach. There are countless clubs of a wide variety that will fit everyone's interests, and if not, Villanova encourages students to begin clubs to suit more people. While the food isn't always great, I have come to Villanova to learn and grow professionally and personally, and I can attest that it is going wonderfully.
I love being a part of the Villanova Community. I have found a home here among service organizations, Campus Ministry, Villanova Voices, and several other activities. While I agree that there are many valid criticisms about Villanova's lack of racial and socio-economic diversity, I also see how these issues inspire action among some groups of students. I am always impressed by the pride that students take in making this community as vibrant and inclusive as possible. The level of motivation and enthusiasm among Villanovans is inspiring.
Also- NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2018!!!!!!! Thank you, and go cats \\V//