LIFE AT VU

Campus pulses with the activities of more than 260 student organizations. From theatrical performances and service experiences to honor societies and multicultural offerings, groups and events organized and led by students enrich Villanova’s living and learning environment.

The vitality of residential life heightens Villanova’s strong sense of community. Some 4,400 undergraduate students live, learn and grow together in 26 on-campus residence halls. Award-winning dining services offers delicious, healthful fare satisfying a range of dietary needs at 20 locations.

Nothing fires up the Nova Nation like Villanova athletics. More than 70 percent of students compete in sports at the varsity, club and intramural levels. Many more show their Wildcats passion as band members, cheerleaders, interns and, above all, fans who rock the stands.

St. Augustine had a distinctive approach to education: engage the mind and heart; and learn in a community of friends. This ideal defines Villanova’s educational experience—and makes it like no other. To be a Villanovan is to be a lifelong member of a diverse, vibrant community of scholars.

It’s not a question of if, but of where and how. Villanova students are expected to be leaders. And from the day they set foot on campus, they seize opportunities to hone their skills. Entrusted with executive roles in clubs, service programs and University-wide initiatives, students develop into lifelong leaders.

Villanovans log more than 220,000 hours of local and global service each year. But more important than the statistic is the motive. Villanova’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition challenges students to use their knowledge, skills and compassion to better the world. It’s a challenge they can’t resist.

Campus Ministry

Villanova fosters not just the intellectual but the spiritual well-being of everyone in its community. Campus Ministry provides Villanovans of diverse faith traditions with opportunities for worship; pastoral ministry education; spirituality and discernment; and service and social justice advocacy.

Life at Villanova

Philadelphia Area

Villanova is just 12 miles west of Philadelphia, the fifth-largest city in the United States. The city offers opportunities to learn, play and work. Villanova students can access Philadelphia's many attractions via train or bus directly from main campus.

Stay Healthy

Villanova educates students to embrace beneficial health practices. The University offers programs and services to help students maintain social, physical, intellectual, cultural, emotional, and spiritual health.