Villanova University

Villanova, PA, USA
4.07 Average Rating

Founded in 1842 by the friars of the Order of Saint Augustine, Villanova University is a 4-year research institution in the Philadelphia area and the oldest Catholic school in Pennsylvania. Villanova is home to six colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in over 50 fields of study. As the only Augustinian Catholic school in the United States, Villanova celebrates mass every day and offers Reconciliation services four days per week. For recreation, Villanova is home to 30 club and intramural sports.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
29%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2019
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other November 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
17%
Out-Of-State Students
82%
49%
Submitting ACT
51%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 32
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1326
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
10,983
Total Number of Undergrads
6,966
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
42%
20-39 Students
53%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
87%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
90%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$36,958
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$55,280
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$55,280
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,444
Books and Supplies
$1100

Aid & Grants

0
100
82%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
56%
Average Aid Per Year
$30,763
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
56%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,241
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$30,423

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
47%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,611
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$26,498
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$274
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
284
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
67%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Wildcats
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Colonial Athletic Association

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Philadelphia
New York
Washington
Boston
San Francisco
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
73%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$77,900
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What Students Are Saying

4.07 Average Rating
Villanova University is a small spread-out community with very respectful individuals. Villanova University has many resources for their students and faculty providing the most for everyone with special events like mass, weddings, sport games and other festivities all while maintaining the credentials of an academic facility. Villanova University is known for its beautiful campus and wonderful community.
Student from Upper Darby, PA
I am a current freshman at Villanova University and I love it here because there is an excellent source of community within the student body and the faculty. Everyone is willing to go the extra mile to help out a fellow wildcat. The campus is full of greenery and buildings with stone facades which add to the feel and the location is perfect, surrounded by a safe environment while simultaneously being located on the main line to center city Philadelphia.
Erik from Hillsborough, NJ
villanova is a medium-sized school with large-scale opportunities and resources. they value community, academics, sports, and the arts. there is something for everyone, and anything is possible here.
Lauren from East Brunswick, NJ
Gorgeous campus in safe, beautiful Main Line with the academic rigor of any Ivy League school. Tremendous study abroad and internship opportunities. Great alumni network.
Anonymous from Western NY
Villanova University is one big community where everyone is connected to each other. The faith throughout the campus is overwhelming and beautiful. I could not have wished for a more well-rounded university for me to attend.
Emily from Wheaton, IL

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