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Villanova University (VU) is a private catholic university located in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania. It is the only Augustinian University in the United States. The University was founded in 1842 by the order of St. Augustine. Now it became the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act passionately, and succeed while serving others. Located just outside Philadelphia, Villanova University has six colleges, four of which serve undergraduate and graduate students.
The majority of students are Catholic, and the administration is led by priests. All the students in the university are required to take the Augustine and Cultural Seminar(ACS). Villanova university is also the host of the largest student-run Special Olympics event in the world. Also, the Villanova Wildcats are known for their successful men’s basketball program which competes in the NCAA Division.
It has more than 11,000 undergraduate, graduate, and law students in the university’s six colleges.
Provides scholarships on the basis of student’s academic achievements, proven leadership, and extracurricular activities.
The student to faculty ratio is 11:1.
Offers three fully online bachelor’s degree programs specifically designed for working professionals as well as one post-baccalaureate certificate for professionals who have already earned the bachelor’s degree.
According to U.S. News data, it’s quite difficult to get into Villanova, for fall 2018, just 24% of applicants were accepted. Business, Engineering, and Social science are among the most popular majors.
It has accreditation by the Middle States Commission on High Education (MSCHE).
The University offers a variety of online programs across all their schools and colleges for those who cannot travel campus to earn their degree. A student can earn their degree at their own pace with the convenience of time. An individual can complete their degree from anywhere with just access to the internet.
All the programs that are offered online are taught by the faculties who train their on-campus students to ensure the same high-quality education and academics excellence is maintained across all their courses.
The university offers 77 online programs across various disciplines. The majors include Accounting, Business Management, Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology, Law, Nursing, and more.
The university is also committed to providing various advanced tools and resources to their non-traditional students to help them understand the curriculum easily.
Student's reviews on the university are given below.
Students say that the Villanova campus is very good and has the students and professors who are very supportive and are always available to help. Villanova University dorms are very well maintained by the management as almost all their students live on campus.
The campus has many things to do around. Students can involve in various clubs and activities on campus that provides numerous opportunities for an individual to explore their passion.
According to U.S. News, Villanova’s current ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges in National Universities is 46th.
#4th out of 164 Best Catholic Colleges in America.
#6th out of 618 Best Colleges for Nursing in America.
#10th out of 687 Best Colleges for Accounting and Finance in America.
#15th out 1407 of Best College Athletics in America.
#53rd out of 378 of Best Colleges for Engineering in America.
Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.
Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.
1300 - 1470
30 - 33
High School GPA
Accept Common App
VU admission is the most selective with an acceptance rate of 29%. University does not conduct any interview process, but now in the 2020-21 session admission cycle, it announces the test-optional policy.
Last year, 6,645 out of 22,741 applicants were admitted making Villanova a highly competitive university to get into with a lesser chance for acceptance for qualifying applicants.
Academically it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores.
The SAT score should be between 1300 - 1470 and an ACT score should be between 30 - 33. The GPA requirement is 3.86 on a 4.0 scale.
The guidelines for applying to Villanova University are given below:
Submit the common application with the Member School Section for Villanova.
Ask your school counselor to send the Secondary School Report Form and your official High School Transcript.
Villanova offers the option of self-report of the SAT or ACT.
All non-native English speakers are also required to submit either official TOEFL or IELTS results.
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Room And Board
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Total One Year Cost
The average annual cost varies depending upon the program an applicant applies for. The total net price of attendance is $36,958.
The average annual list price to attend on a full-time basis is $52,578. The fee comprises $1,100 for books and supplies, $14,020 for a room and board plan, $730 for other fees, $2,300 for other expenses making the total expenses up to $70,728 for one year.
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Evening Degree Programs
Registered Nursing, Administration,...
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Communication and Media Studies
Accounting and Related Services
Political Science and Government
Management Information Systems and...
English Language and Literature, Ge...
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Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS
ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER
Two or more races
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American Indian/Alaska native
0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander
Out Of State
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$90,092 per year
The students can reside on campus and 99% of Freshman Live On-Campus.
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The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around
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blue and white
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Colonial Athletic Association
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The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $14,444 per year for living on campus. Villanova University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at VU costs around $6,550 per year. The number of female and male students at the university are 47% and 53%, respectively.
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The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.
Typical Monthly Loan Payment
The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.
$237 - 280
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and started their studies
Out of 7,811 students
10% Still Enrolled
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Students Receiving State Aid
Students Receiving Institutional Grants
Aid awarded based on the family income.
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
They provide financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants. University’s Office of Financial Assistance is available to help students and their families through the financial aid application process. In order to access the financial aid of the university, the applicant has to fill the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
By learning about the various sources of aid and the application process, you can make sure that you get the most financial aid as possible. Completing the application method prior to the assigned deadlines will give you a better opportunity to secure your financial aid.
The federal school code number is 003388.
The average financial aid package for incoming first-year students is $38,583. Approximately 54% of new students obtain some form of financial aid, the majority of which is in the form of scholarships and grants.
VU merit-based scholarships are offered through the Presidential Scholarship Program.
Through the help of TMS (Tuition Management System), the university offers the Villanova Tuition Payment Plan.
The Federal Direct Loan offers the best available rates and repayment terms, regardless of credit history.
Another financing option includes the Federal Direct PLUS Loan, which has competitive rates and repayment terms, but the parent's creditworthiness must be assessed first.
The Percentage of Aid offered to the students per year at VU per year is given below:
Around 56% of students receive Gift Aid for an average amount of $31,098.
A total of 13% of students receive Federal Grant Aid for an average amount of $5,241.
An average amount of $3,513 is offered as State Aid to 4% of students.
And 54% of students receive Institutional Aid for an average amount of $30,423.
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