Prospective and Incoming Students

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Welcome, prospective and incoming students! On this page, you'll find Honors admission and scholarship information. Please browse our website to learn more about Honors, such as our curriculum and freshman cohort program, opportunities for leadership and international study, and resources available to our students.

Admission to the Program:

Students interested in Honors should apply to Villanova by November 1 to be considered for the Program. No formal application is required. Students accepted to Villanova University are invited to the Honors Program within a week of their acceptance to the University. 

Due to this year’s competitive application pool, incoming students who have not been invited to the Honors Program are welcome to e-mail regarding their interest. These students will be notified mid- May if we are able to extend to them our Incoming Student Application for consideration to join the program Honors Program in the Fall. 

Typically, incoming Honors students have an SAT score of 1420 or above, or ACT score of 32 or above, and 3.9 unweighted high school GPA.  Given the competitive applicant pool and selectivity of the program, sometimes we cannot accommodate all exceptional students.

Scholarship Opportunities:

For prospective students interested in scholarships, please consult University Admission's scholarship information. Many students accepted to the Honors Program are also selected as Villanova Scholars. The deadline to be considered for this scholarship is November 1.

Students may also be interested in the Presidential Scholarship, a scholarship that includes full-tuition, room and board, meal plan, and textbook costs. Students must be nominated for this scholarship by their high school or recognized community organization. The nomination deadline is December 1.

More detailed information on these, and other scholarship opportunities, can be found through CURF or on the University Admission page.

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Take the Villanova Virtual Tour!

Welcome to the Villanova University Virtual Campus Tour. Here you can find detailed information on Villanova's campus and community, as well as the surrounding Philadelphia-area. Your student hosts will guide you through an interactive multimedia experience as you discover all that Villanova has to offer.

Please refer to the University Admission website for general admission details. Transfer Students can also apply to the Honors Program. 

Hear from our Students


Click the video to access our YouTube Playlist and hear what our students think about being in the Honors Program!

Useful Links

Learning Support Services
Career Center
Writing Center
Pre-Law Advising
Office of Education Abroad
Center for Multicultural Affairs
Office of University Admission
Presidential Scholarships