About the College

A Tradition of Excellence, A Future of Promise

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova, the largest, most selective, and oldest of the University’s four undergraduate colleges, was founded by the Augustinian Order in 1842 to provide an atmosphere of responsible learning to a varied group of students called to intellectual, moral, and professional leadership.

To fulfill our goals, the College seeks to:

  • Promote intellectual curiosity and rigor within the University
  • Instill the fundamentals of critical insight, mature judgment, and independent thinking in its students
  • Awaken in its students a sense of the importance of values and the moral responsibility of caring for others and working for the betterment of society

From its founding, the College has continued to evolve to offer a variety of educational programs for its students that are aimed at the total growth of the individual. Students graduate poised to begin working in a variety of viable careers or to continue their educations in graduate and/or professional school. 

The College prepares students to regard themselves as citizens living in a democratic society, as belonging to a world community, and as therefore having communal responsibilities.

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For More Information

For more information on an education in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, please download this PDF fact sheet.

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