About the University

About the University

Villanova University, a co-educational Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Order of Saint Augustine in 1842 in Villanova, Pennsylvania. A premier institution of higher education, Villanova provides a comprehensive education rooted in the liberal arts; a shared commitment to the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity and love; and a community dedicated to service to others.

A wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered through the University’s five colleges: the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the College of Professional Studies, as well as the Villanova School of Law. With a total enrollment that surpasses 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students, Villanova is the oldest and largest Catholic university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.