In addition to the essay included with the Common Application and as part of Villanova's Member Section of the Common Application, Villanova requires that you submit one Villanova Essay (of approximately one type-written page) from the two choices below. This essay is an important part of your application as it provides us with an opportunity to gain more insights into your candidacy. We thought that it would be helpful to provide you with some guidance on writing an effective, thoughtful and well-crafted writing sample.
Villanova Essay Question-Choice One:
One of the core values of Villanova, as an Augustinian university founded on the teachings of St. Augustine, is that student and faculty learn from each other. As you imagine yourself as a member of the Villanova community, what is one lesson that you have learned in your life that you will want to share with others?
Villanova Essay Question-Choice Two:
Emblazoned on our University Seal is a flaming heart which symbolizes St. Augustine’s passionate search to know God and love others. What sets your heart on fire?
Common Application Essay:
Please also submit the essay of your choice from the Common Application.
Please note: the Villanova Essay should have a separate and distinctive response to that of the Common Application Essay.