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The only Augustinian Catholic university in the nation, Villanova values a personalized experience where teachers and students are partners in learning and scholarly inquiry. From undergraduate to doctoral students, Villanovans are intellectually inspired, morally grounded, globally minded. Villanova attracts and forges world changers—people who ignite positive change everywhere life takes them.

AT A GLANCE

TOP 50

NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

 

 

6,500

FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

 

 

3,500

GRADUATE AND LAW
STUDENTS

 

 

96.3%

UNDERGRADUATE 
PLACEMENT RATE

 

 

 

123,000

ALUMNI WORLDWIDE

 

 

12

MILES OUTSIDE PHILADELPHIA

 

 

ACADEMICS

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Villanova University is a closely connected academic community with renowned faculty, rich resources and a personalized, supportive learning environment.

Villanova provides exceptional opportunities for a wide range of academic experiences, including hands-on research, interdisciplinary collaboration and experiential learning.

EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS

BACHELOR'S

60+ bachelor's programs in the liberal arts, business, engineering, nursing and the sciences

MASTER'S

40+ master's programs across disciplines, including 5-year bachelor's/master's programs

DOCTORAL

Distinctive doctoral programs in the fields of engineering, nursing, philosophy and theology

LAW

JD and joint degrees offered in coordination with other schools and departments in the University

CERTIFICATE

A wide variety of undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate certificates, as well as non-credit professional programs

FACULTY & RESEARCH

VILLANOVA EXPERIENCE

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VIRTUAL VISIT

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MISSION & MINISTRY

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ALUMNI NETWORK

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STUDENT LIFE

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EDUCATION ABROAD

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SERVICE & SOCIAL JUSTICE

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CAREER SUCCESS

VILLANOVA ATHLETICS

Villanova student-athletes are powerfully connected to a tradition of excellence—both academic and athletic. They strive and triumph as much in the classroom as they do in competition.

And for student-athletes and fans alike, Villanova Athletics is a special way to experience the bond of the Nova Nation.

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VILLANOVA NEWS

Villanova Faculty Making Batting Practice a Virtual Reality

Villanova Faculty Making Batting Practice a Virtual Reality

A new collaborative effort at the University is providing players on the Villanova baseball team the opportunity to step into the batter's box against some of Major League Baseball's top pitchers.

MAY 22, 2018

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Villanova Engineering Students Turn Mario Kart into Tool to Improve Focus of Children with Attention-Deficit Disorders

Villanova Engineering Students Turn Mario Kart into Tool to Improve Focus of Children with Attention-Deficit Disorders

Mario Kart, Nintendo’s iconic go-kart-style racing video game first released 26 years ago, could now help improve children’s ability to focus, thanks to a group of Villanova University engineering students.

MAY 18, 2018

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Villanova Experts on the News

Faculty experts from across the University analyze and comment on some of the day’s biggest news stories, from the weather pattern impact of the volcano eruptions in Hawaii to how trauma-informed care can support student mental health after a tragedy.

MAY 7, 2018

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Villanova Fulbright winners

Fifteen Villanovans Win Prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Grants

An additional eight were named alternates and seven earning recognition as semi-finalists. This marks the largest single-year number of Fulbright awardees in Villanova University’s history.

MAY 3, 2018

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VILLANOVA'S CAMPUS

Villanova University is located on a 260-acre campus, 12 miles/19 kilometers west of Philadelphia. Three campus rail stops provide quick access to Philadelphia. Villanova also is conveniently close to New York and Washington, D.C.

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