• Address: 800 E. Lancaster Avenue Villanova, PA 19085

  • Phone Number: (610) 519-4500

  • Website: http://www1.villanova.edu/main.html

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About Villanova University

Villanova University is a private not-for-profit, the Catholic research institution that was established in the year 1842 and is located in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The university has five colleges, where Villanova University law school is preferred by most of the students for their best education. In the year 1957, the college Villanova College was closed for the second time. In the year 1918, Villanova started offering programs to women religious, in a very large part. In the year 1920, the idea of law school was generated and established after the WW II. 

The university is committed to excellence in discovery and application of knowledge. Villanova University campus is in around 254 acres and is located just 12 miles away from the City Philadelphia. The student body of the university is diverse and has students from all parts of the world. 

  • The student-faculty ratio is 12:1.

  • The graduation rate of the university is 90%.

  • The total student population of the university is 10,842, which includes 7,758 full time and 3,084 part-time students.

  • Villanova University address is 800 E. Lancaster Avenue Villanova, PA 19085.


Villanova University Online

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 the 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. Villanova University 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. 

Villanova University Reviews

Students 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 provided numerous opportunities for an individual to explore their passion.  

Villanova University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit
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Headquartered at

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

FAFSA/Federal School Code

003388
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Institutional Accreditation

MSCHE
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Programmatic Accreditation

NASPAA, CCNE, ABA

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Financial Aid, Military Friendly, Yellow Ribbon Program, G.I Bill, Veterans Friendly

Data Source: http://www1.villanova.edu/main.html, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Villanova University Accreditation

The university is regionally accredited and recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. 

In addition to institutional accredited, many programs offered by the university is programmatically accredited by the following. 

Programmatic Accreditation

  • Public Administration programs are accredited by the Network of Schools of Public, Policy, Affairs, and Administration, Commission on Peer Review, and Accreditation (NASPAA).

  • The nursing program is accredited by the Commission on College Nursing Education. 

Villanova University Campus Life

The Division of Students life at Villanova University is committed to providing quality time for all their students on campus by planning and organizing numerous programs, activities, and services. 

  • At Villanova, a student can keep themselves engaged in various unique clubs and organization on campus and represent their talent in front of the whole campus. Various events and communities in which a student can get involved include art gallery, campus activities team, music activities, student government activities, and more. 

  • Various clubs and organization present on campus include Nova Noise, Ablaze, Agape Latte, Baking Club, Bowling Club, and much more. 

  • Villanova University Bookstore is the platform available for students to shop the university's apparels, textbooks, merchandise, and gifts on at the Wildcats Bookstore. 

  • Villanova University basketball and football teams are well recognized and have won many titles and tournaments for the university. Villanova University athletics teams are named as the Villanova Wildcats who primarily compete in the NCAA Division I.

  • Villanova Wildcats are also involved in playing various other sports such as baseball, golf, soccer, hockey, and more. 

Villanova University Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 12: 1
Total Population 10,842
Student Population Full Time: 7,758 Part Time: 3,084
Gender Division Male: 48 % Female: 52 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 17,272 8,033 9,239
Total Applicants Admitted - 7,514 3,490 4,024
Applicants Enrolled - 1,678 772 906
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 1,677 772 905

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 89 %

The College Monk

Female: 92 %

Total Graduation Rate: 90 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Villanova University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Villanova University

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Majors available

Literature Health Science

College of Engineering

Majors available

Public Administration

College of Nursing

Majors available

Nursing

College of Professional Studies

Majors available

Information Systems

Villanova School of Business

Majors available

Business Management

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Majors available

Sociology

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing

Majors available

Nursing

Villanova University Admissions and Application Requirements

Villanova University Acceptance Rate is 44%

Villanova University Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $80
Graduate Application Fee $50

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Villanova University Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Villanova University Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 842
Number of students submitting ACT scores 836
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 50%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 50%
SAT Math 640 average 590 - 690 range
SAT Critical Reading 660 average 610 - 710 range
SAT Writing 640 average 590 - 690 range
ACT Composite 30 average 29 - 32 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Villanova University Financial Aid and Scholarships

The office of financial assistance in the university is dedicated to providing students with financial aid in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Almost all the students in Villanova get some kind of aid. Students looking for financial aid has to fill up the FAFSA form. 

Villanova University federal school code is 003388.

  • Federal Aid includes grants such as Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and loans such as Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan. Federal Work-Study option is also available for the students.

  • State Aids includes PHEAA Grant. 

  • Villanova University Scholarship includes the Presidential Scholarship Program, Saint Augustine Scholarship, St. Martin de Porres Grant, Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund, and Villanova National Merit Scholarship. Institutional grants such as St. Martin De Porres Grant and Villanova University Grant. 

  • Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill, Tuition Assistance Program, and ROTC Scholarship. 

 


Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,478 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $1,715 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loans $5,637 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loans $5,637 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $20,192 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Dependent students. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study Varies U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
St. Martin De Porres Grant Varies Undergraduate student. High academic excellence. January 15th, 2019
Villanova University Grant Varies Full time enrollment. Undergraduate student. Demonstrate financial need. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Presidential Scholarship Program Varies Nominated by the chief academic officer of their high school or by a representative from a home school entity or non-profit community-based organization. Based on merit. January 2nd, 2019
Saint Augustine Scholarship $15,000 High academic performance. Based on merit. March 1st, 2019
St. Martin de Porres Grant Varies Undergraduate student. High academic performance. Demonstrate financial need. January 15th, 2019
Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund Varies U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Demonstrate financial need. Outstanding academic achievement. Undergraduate student. January 15th, 2019
Villanova National Merit Scholarship $2,000 Undergraduate student. Full time enrollment. Minimum 2.75 GPA. Demonstrate financial need. April 15th, 2019

Data Source: http://www1.villanova.edu/main.html, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
PHEAA Grant Varies Pennsylvania state resident. Undergraduate student. Enroll for at least six credits each semester. Demonstrate financial need. August 10th, 2019

Data Source: http://www1.villanova.edu/main.html, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post-9/11 GI Bill $18,992 Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Graduate Student. Varies
Tuition Assistance Programme $734 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Graduate Student. Varies
ROTC Scholarship $5,000 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Satisfactory academic progress. Varies

Data Source: http://www1.villanova.edu/main.html, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $19,284
$30,001 - $48,000 $25,649
$48,001 - $75,000 $29,815
$75,001 - $110,000 $31,871
Over $110,000 $48,243

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 12% $4,315
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 56% $29,321
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 15% $9,838
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 53% $27,699
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 47% $8,611
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 46% $5,590
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 33,270
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 11
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $38,153
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $3,468
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/enroll/registrar/veterans.html
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 129 $12,203
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 46 $18,498
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 83 $8,715

Data Source: http://www1.villanova.edu/main.html, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Villanova University Library

The university library is named as the Falvey Memorial Library. The library supports teaching, research, learning. The library believes that the sharing of information, ideas, knowledge, and skills benefits society by enabling quality in learning, research and more. 

  • The library provides access to millions of books, eBooks, articles, journals, and much more in various formats such as videos, images, and audios. In addition to this, a student can also access to stewardship of vast scholarly resources and materials. 

  • The library has the subscription to various popular databases such as the ABI/INFORM, ACM Digital Library, Agricola, BioOne, BoardEX, and more.

  • Special Collection of the library include manuscripts, Hubbard collection, Villanova, Mendal collection, McGarrity collection, and more. 

  • Interlibrary Loan facility enables a student to order or request for resources from other partnered libraries if it is found that the university library doesn't hold that particular material. 

Villanova University Rankings

Some of the rankings given to the university are as follows. 

Rankings by US News

  • The university is ranked 48 in 'Best Value Schools'.

  • The university is ranked 49 in 'National Universities'.

  • The university is ranked 52 in 'Best Undergraduate Teaching'. 

     

Villanova University FAQ's

  Which institution accredited the college?


The institution is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

  What are the certificates required for admission?


The required certificates are Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college preparatory program, SAT/ACT test scores.

  What is the acceptance rate at the university?


The acceptance rate of the university is 44%.

  What is the college address?


The college address is 800 E. Lancaster Avenue Villanova, PA. Zip-code: 19085

  Is the college a historically black college?


No, the college is not a historically black college.

  Is the college military friendly?


Yes, the college is military friendly and veterans friendly.

  What is the total student population?


The total student population is 10,842.

  What is the Federal code to apply for federal aid?


The FAFSA/Federal code of the university is 003388.

  What is the graduation rate of the university?


The graduation rate for Bachelor degree completion is approx. 90%.

  What are the majors offered for online courses?


The available majors are Nursing, Engineering, Accounting, Business Management, Information Systems, Law, Theology, Environmental Science, Information Technology.

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