29%

Acceptance Rate

$31,098

Avg.Financial Aid

003388

FAFSA Code

About Villanova University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

11,030

Website

www.villanova.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Roman Catholic

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

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).


Online Education at Villanova University

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.


Reviews

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.  

Location & Contact

Address

800 Lancaster Avenue

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6105194500
Fax: 6105195000
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Rankings

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.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

FALSE

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

29%

SAT Range

1300 - 1470

ACT Range

30 - 33

Application Fee

$80

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

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.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$36,958

Average Annual Cost

$52,578

Books And Supplies

$1,100

Other Fees

$730

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$14,020

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,300

Total One Year Cost

$70,728

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.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

11:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

96%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$888

Faculty Overview

57%

Male Professors

43%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

258 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

249 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

153 Graduates

Economics

115 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

114 Graduates

Political Science and Government

96 Graduates

Biology, General

83 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

78 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

77 Graduates

Marketing

73 Graduates

Psychology, General

71 Graduates

Civil Engineering

62 Graduates

International Business

58 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

58 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

49 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

48 Graduates

Mathematics

43 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

41 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

40 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

34 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

30 Graduates

Real Estate

30 Graduates

Computer Engineering

24 Graduates

Physical Sciences

24 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

22 Graduates

Research and Experimental Psycholog...

22 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

20 Graduates

History

17 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

16 Graduates

Sociology

10 Graduates

International/Global Studies

9 Graduates

Philosophy

8 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

8 Graduates

Chemistry

7 Graduates

Criminology

7 Graduates

Astronomy and Astrophysics

6 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

6 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

6 Graduates

Intercultural/Multicultural and Div...

6 Graduates

Theological and Ministerial Studies

6 Graduates

Communications Technology/Technicia...

5 Graduates

Physics

4 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

3 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

2 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

6,917

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

10%

Full-time

95%

Part-time

5%

Students Gender

Male

47%

US National: 44%

Female

53%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

74% White

2% Unknown

5% Black

8% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

6% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

79%

Out Of State

17%

In State

4%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$90,092 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 99% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

99%

Undergrads in College Housing

66%

Averege Housing Cost

$7,470/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,550/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,550/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Wildcat

School Colors

blue and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Colonial Athletic Association

Total Male Athletes

310

Total Female Athletes

319

Intramural Sports

12

Sports Club

44

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Field Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Water Polo

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

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.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$62,600/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$77,900/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$22,799

$27,000

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

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

56%

Average Aid Per Year

$31,098

Students Receiving Federal Grants

13%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,241

Students Receiving State Aid

4%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,513

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

54%

Average Aid Per Year

$30,423

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$44,885

$30K - $48K

$45,891

$48K - $75K

$38,318

$75K - $110K

$34,061

> $110K

$18,170

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$3,199,778

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$14,973,633

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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