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Villanova University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 525 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 3 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Colonial Athletic Association

  • Football

Big East Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $430,213)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $71,981)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 114 89 - -
Baseball 35 - Yes -
Basketball 15 25 Yes Yes
Field Hockey - 21 Yes -
Football 82 - - -
Golf 12 - Yes -
Lacrosse 39 30 Yes -
Rowing - 39 Yes -
Soccer 25 29 Yes Yes
Softball - 17 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 16 19 Yes -
Tennis 12 13 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 17 Yes Yes
Water Polo - 17 Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Curling - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.7%
Hispanic 5.1%
Non-resident alien 4.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 4.9%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 74.5%
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 6
Liquor Law Violation 38
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 25
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Student from Upper Darby, PA
  • 4
  • Dorm Life: I do not currently dorm since I am a commuter but I will be giving some insights on dorming and commuting. Dorming- During freshmen year, you will most…

  • Jan-06-2016 Read More
  • Lauren from East Brunswick, NJ
  • 4
  • most dorms are air conditioned and everything is being renovated. residence assistants are readily available and ensure a sense of community within the floor and the building as a whole.…

  • Feb-03-2012 Read More
  • Erik from Hillsborough, NJ
  • 3
  • Many Villanovan freshmen students do have to live in converted triples, which can become stressful at times, and as of now the senior housing is only in the planning stages.…

  • Feb-19-2014 Read More
  • Emily from Wheaton, IL
  • 5
  • I participated in a learning community freshman year, which led me to be in a smaller dorm. I loved it! All the students were kind and respectful to one another.…

  • Jul-08-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Student from Upper Darby, PA
  • Jan-06-2016 I am a current student here

    If you are dorming and not living in an apartment, Villanova requires you to get a meal plan, which you have to purchase. The meal plan has a contract of your meal plan and when you can get meals during the semester. Commuters have the choice of purchasing a commuters meal plan, a meal plan of their choice or none and just bring lunch from home. A meal plan includes breakfast lunch and dinner depending on the plan. If you have a meal plan, there are time restriction for when you can use a meal and price restrictions. With a meal plan you can purchase frozen yogurt, ice cream, lattes, anything which the Food Services Offers. They have Freshens, a frozen yogurt and Ice cream place, Holy Grounds, a coffee cafe, and other food places. Villanova also have a brown bag lunch, where if you can't stop to eat but need a brown bag lunch to get to class, you can contact them. They recently have opened a halal food request, where if you are Muslim, you can ask for a halal meal and they will provide you with one. You also have points added to your meal plan, which is like emergency money added to your meal plan in case you run out money to eat. Students tend to waste them on the first few months and regret it later.

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  • 3
  • Kala from Glassboro, NJ
  • Feb-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Food is generally good. There are many options to choose from. Best food is at Cafe Nova, and the Law School. Worst is from the Pit. Campus Corner also has great food that you can have delivered to your dorm building.

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  • 4
  • Erik from Hillsborough, NJ
  • Feb-19-2014 I am a current student here

    There numerous Villanovan dining facilities located throughout campus. There are three buffet style locations and numerous a la carte and coffee shop the food is always good and there is something for everyone.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous, Junior
  • Feb-04-2014 I am a current student here

    There are plenty of places to eat on campus, including dining halls, coffee shops, an ice cream shop, convenience stores, and a la carte style options. If you're in need of a change, many off-campus eateries deliver, and there is a variety of restaurants and fast-food places within walking distance or just a stop or two away via the nearby train station.

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  • 3
  • Andrew
  • Jan-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Dining halls get old like anywhere. Some nice spots on campus allow for variability like Cafe Nova.

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  • 4
  • Tri from Philadelphia, PA
  • Jan-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Nova offers a lot of different choices to chose from. I never have to worry about staying on a healthy diet because there are always alternative choices if i do not feel like eating meat or fried foods all the time. Vegetarian choices are recommended here. I always find myself by the ice cream shop getting a milkshake or an ice cream cone though.

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  • 4
  • Christina
  • Jan-01-2014 I am a current student here

    The food isn't bad but lacks variety most of the time.

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  • 4
  • Roberto from San Juan, PR
  • Aug-15-2013 I am a current student here

    The dining halls themselves are beyond excellent aesthetically, organizational, and spacious. The food is quite good, and tends to be diverse with different menus daily in some of the halls, and some every day options as well. Having a meal plan is the most convenient way to enjoy all the dining halls; however, you can also pay for the meals with Nova Bucks which can be used in various restaurants and locations in the Villanova area.

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  • 4
  • Ashley from Reno, NV
  • Jul-30-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is good in quality, but there's not often a lot of variety. The dining halls do close inordinately early, so you have to get your food quick. There's no kitchen, and the dining halls close over the holidays, so if you stay for the holidays, you're stuck with junk food.

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  • 4
  • Jr
  • Jul-20-2013 I am a current student here

    A nice variety of choices which can get stale after not being home for months at a time, but suits most just fine. There are three main dining halls on South, Main, and West, with the Connelly Center being another option. Also, there are coffee bars all over which are good for a quick snack. Most students living on campus opt for the unlimited meal plan, which is only slightly more expensive than 19 meal/week plan.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Student from Upper Darby, PA
  • Jan-06-2016 I am a current student here

    The sororities and fraternities try really hard to have fundraisers and events for their members. You don't have to be a certain way to join a certain group, all the sororities and fraternities are nice however, you still need to register and apply to them. They all have a strong bond with each other as well as spread kindness and understanding.

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  • 0
  • Kala from Glassboro, NJ
  • Feb-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is pretty big, but you won't be an outcast if you're not involved. Those I know in Greek life love it, and it is definitely something to consider.

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  • 0
  • Erik from Hillsborough, NJ
  • Feb-19-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life has a presence on campus without completely controlling it. Most students do not belong to any Greek organization, however they are available if you are looking to join one.

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  • 0
  • Andrew
  • Jan-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Very important to the social aspect of the school. Control the partying and are more exclusive.

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  • 0
  • Nova Insider
  • Jul-02-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life at Villanova is not a huge part of student life. Plenty of students join a frat or a sorority, but there are plenty more who find it is not for them. Regardless you can go to the open frat parties and ladies get in free. Greek life is an added bonus to Villanova, but don't worry if you find it isn't for you because more than half of the student population does not participate. It is more difficult to get into a sorority because there are only 9 and each takes about 40 - 50 girls in a pledge class, and a lot of the time there are too many girls rushing to find a place in the sorority they want. Many people drop out of rush before it ends because they don't get into the sorority they want, so if you do rush keep an open mind and don't get discouraged if you get cut from the sorority you want. Also be careful in choosing because once you accept a bid you can't rush for another 365 days and once you are initiated you can't join another sorority if you decide you don't like it.

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  • 0
  • Olivia from Villanova, PA
  • Nov-08-2012 I am a current student here

    Not an overwhelming presence on campus, but a good way to find a group of friends that will last your whole life. Ignore the stereotypes of each frat or sorority.

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  • 0
  • FreshmanStudent
  • Oct-11-2012 I am a current student here

    About 50% of women are Greek, and 30% of men are Greek, so while if you want to be in a sorority or fraternity this is a ready option, there are plenty of people who do not participate in this. Freshmen cannot rush until their second semester.

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