Welcome from the President

Congratulations on your admission to Villanova University as member of the Class of 2020. Given the number of well-qualified candidates who sought admission this year, you should feel great pride in this achievement. I truly hope you will be among the students arriving on campus in August to begin your educational experience with our community.

At Villanova, faculty, students, staff and the Augustinian Friars are united in a passionate pursuit of knowledge and service to others. This mutual commitment to Veritas, Unitas, Caritas – Truth, Unity, Love – serves as a living embodiment of the University’s mission and heritage, and creates exciting opportunities for personal growth and intellectual development.

Villanova University is committed to providing a unique educational experience for the more than 6,000 students pursuing degrees in more than 50 programs each year. Our campus is energized by distinguished and nationally-recognized faculty who, through small class sizes and classroom dialogue, get to know our students and create meaningful relationships that last a lifetime. We take great pride in our ability to prepare young people for successful careers and rewarding lives.

As you consider your college options, I invite you to learn more about the distinctive benefits of an education at Villanova, where you will have the ability to ignite change in your life and the lives of others. We welcome the opportunity to have you as an active member of our community, and we are available to answer any questions you may have. Congratulations again on your acceptance to Villanova and best wishes as you make the important choice of selecting the school that is right for you.

Ignite Change. Go Nova.


Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A., PhD 

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