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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

Big East Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Colonial Athletic Association

  • Football

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Michael from Berwyn, PA
  • 4
  • People in the dorms are usually friendly and the RA's are both helpful and active in trying to promote a communal spirit without being obnoxiously intrusive though the dorm rooms…

  • Oct-02-2012 Read More
  • Christopher from Katonah, NY
  • 4
  • There is a lottery to determine who picks rooms first. Freshman year roommates are matched by an adequate personality survey, and your dorm corresponds to a thematic learning community such…

  • Mar-22-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 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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  • 3
  • Nova Insider
  • Jul-02-2013 I am a current student here

    The food at Nova is pretty decent and much better than at a lot of other universities. Breakfast usually features eggs, potatos pancakes/waffles, sausage, oatmeal, cereal, and fruit salad and yogurt. You can get fresh eggs cooked at the omelet station but this line can get long so you have to get there early or get there at a time when most other people have class. The Spit (Donahue Dining Hall) is liked better than the Pit (Dougherty) by most but they are basically the same and all dining halls serve the same food for dinner. Cafe Nova is excellent and open until 7:30 pm, but it gets ridiculously crowded and can take some time to get food so be careful if you are in between classes and looking for a quick lunch because usually it takes some time. It is almost empty for dinner though and has excellent gluten free pizza and bread so you can get a sandwhich, burger, pizza, etc. BEWARE of the fries because they are addicting and will destroy your goal to avoid the freshman 15. The food at the law school is supposedly gourmet and I am planing on eating there this year a lot. However you have to wait until a certain time to be able to use a meal there so just be careful of that. That also goes for Connelly as well. Overall there are a lot of options for food at Nova and they are a nut free campus so those with nut allergies do not fear. However the food can get a little old and it can be difficult to find nutritious options if you are gluten free. Sometimes they serve pasta, fried chicken and other not gluten free items on the same night, forcing me to resort to the salad bar. However you can see what they are serving for dinner or any meal if you go on the vilanova dining servces website and click on menus. Here you can put in your allergy and it will tell you what you can still eat which is really helpful if you are unsure. Be careful of the fish in the dining halls, because I've gotten sick from it before, but usually the salmon is really good. I hope this was helpful!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 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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  • 0
  • Rocky from Maryland
  • Sep-30-2012 I am a current student here

    I am not really a part of the Greek system because I only just started but it is around. Rushing starts later in the year so we'll see.

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