Application Process

We know you are concerned about the admissions metrics—the average test scores, GPA range, and work experience of our student population. But at VSB, there is more to our students than a one-dimensional pie chart. A successful academic track record and a resume that reflects career progress just aren't enough.

Our students are unique. They come to VSB looking for professional growth, personal development, and to challenge those around them to become stronger business leaders. If you’re looking to be in an environment where you are expected to engage, to collaborate, and to question traditional ways of doing business, then you could be a good fit for the Villanova MBA.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: 6/30
Spring Semester: 11/15
Summer Semester: 3/31

Application Requirements

  1. Completed online application for admission
  2. Official transcripts of academic credentials
    One official transcript from each undergraduate or graduate institution attended. 
  3. Two letters of recommendation
    Recommendations can be professional references from individuals who know you in an employment setting (internships work as well) and are written by a current/previous supervisor. For those students who do not have work experience, academic recommendations are welcomed. Please refrain from using personal recommendations (family, friends, etc.). 
  4. Resume
    Please prepare a business resume that includes your educational and professional information. 
  5. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    Applicants are required to take the GMAT or the GRE. Please arrange for official reports to be sent directly to Villanova University (Program Code: 8PP-NJ-09 for the GMAT; 2959 for the GRE). The Admissions Committee will consider your highest score if you have taken the test more than once. For more information about the GMAT test and how to register, please visit www.mba.com. For information on the GRE, please visit www.ets.org/gre.
  6. Two Essays
    The essay questions can be found on the online application.
  7. Non-refundable $50 application fee
    All applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of $50. The fee is to be paid by credit card on the online application site when you submit.
  8. TOEFL Exam (International applicants only)
    Applicants whose native language is not English and who graduated from a non-U.S. institution in a country where English is not the official language, are required to provide a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 
  9. Credentials Evaluation (International applicants only)
    Applicants who have obtained a degree from an institution outside of the United States must provide an evaluation report indicating the U.S. equivalent of the degree
  10. Interview (International applicants only)
    International applicants must complete an interview. Admissions staff will reach out to schedule an interview after the application has been submitted.

All supplemental application materials (transcripts, etc.) should be sent to:

ATTN: Lauren Accurso
Villanova School of Business
Offsite Admissions Center
1900 East Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025

 

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Villanova is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136.71.  Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

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