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  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 6,469 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Villanova acceptance rate is 44%. Popular majors include Nursing, Finance, and Communications. Graduating 90% of students, Villanova alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $59,100.
About Villanova University...
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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.85 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 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 63 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    41%
  • Well-rounded
    29%
  • Villanovian
    13%
  • Determined
    11%
  • Ignorant
    6%

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.121 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.135 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Community
    32%
  • A lot of school pride
    26%
  • Great repuation
    25%
  • Balanced
    9%
  • Sucks
    4%
  • School itself is great
    3%
  • Home away from home
    1%

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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Villanova University Reviews

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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.
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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.