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
    A-
Villanova University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
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
49%
SAT Range
1220-1400
ACT Range
30-32
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Villanova University

Cost

Net Price
$32,704/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,862/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,698/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,237/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,312/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,809/ year

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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.83 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 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 61 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    43%
  • Well-rounded
    26%
  • Villanovian
    13%
  • Determined
    11%
  • Ignorant
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.119 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.133 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Community
    31%
  • A lot of school pride
    27%
  • Great repuation
    25%
  • Balanced
    9%
  • Sucks
    4%
  • School itself is great
    3%

After Villanova University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$73,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
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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My first year here as an international student is not lonely as I expected. I got into the Learning Community Program that the university offers and it has been a meaningful experience, and also an easy way for me to connect and get to know the other freshmen coming here. This program is about first-year students choosing the same learning community in which they can live next to each other, go to the same classes, and that has made life in university much more comfortable and fun! The professors are great and kind, they always offer help when you have trouble understanding materials. The campus is beautiful, and there are many places you can stop by near Villanova. The spirit here is also fundamentally strong, can be manifested by the passion for basketball here, maybe because the school's team won the NCAA last year. Overall: Nova Nation!
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I absolutely love it here at Nova! The atmosphere is truly that of a close knit community yet the school is still big enough to offer the alumni connections and some of the research opportunities available at bigger schools. There are so many different opportunities to get involved on campus - there truly is (many) something(s) for everyone. Orientation at Nova was absolutely spectacular and they really pulled out all the stops to welcome us. But it became clear very quickly that this would be a theme for my next four years. At Nova, you go big with school pride, or you go home. I think this was seen very clearly after we won the basketball national championships this year. We're still riding that wave of glory. Overall, there's just so much that I love about Nova and I really can't wait to find even more to love about in the three years I have left here. Ignite change, go Cats!
The Business School (VSB), especially, has terrific connections. Villanova students GET JOBS. Villanova alumni hire Villanova students because they just have that much love and passion for the school. Business school students have the best opportunities, but that is not to say that the other schools do not have success stories! You'll get a fantastic education and experience through any of the schools--hell, the College of Engineering is also nationally ranked--but the VSB alumni seem to be constantly, consistently reaching out to current students. Businesses WANT us.