Villanova Initiative for Engaging Women


Our mission is tro prepare Philadelphia public high school girls for admission to and success in college immediately upon graduation from high school. The students pursue a program of intense academic achievement in English, Mathematics, Global Citizenship, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Business and Visual literarcy. The program is enhanced by use of advanced computer and information skills and exposure to a continuing program of cultural enrichment.

School Year Program 

  • SAT Prep Classes, Monthly Lunch and Learns,
  • Freshman Meet and Greet, Sophomore Leadership Workshops, Junior Personal and Professional Development Workshops.
  • The SAT Program is offered six weeks every spring. This program is offered to sophomore and junior VIEW students
  • Transportation and meals are provided for these students.

Summer Program

VIEW offers a one week program on the campus of Villanova University during the summer where the young ladies are invited to the campus  to experience "College 101". During this time the ladies will:

  • Adopt a schedule like a normal college student's roster
  • Participate in academic classes to enhance knowledge and skill
  • Enjoy activities to cultivate minds
  • Visit museums and professional performances
  • Service Projects with the community. 

Taken with the school year program,  these two components support achievement while also familiarizing students with the demands of college life. Small classes (no larger than 20) and a counselor ratio of 6 students to 1 provide the support necessary for individual attention. 

The mentoring program connects students to VIEW on a daily basis throughout the school year.  VIEW students and staff know the slogan the best: You will not get lost at VIEW.

View Summer 2015 - A recap of the summer 2015 program

Upcoming Events


The Application Process is now closed.

(Applications due May. 20th)


Monday - Friday  
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Dougherty Hall, Room 102

Nicole Davis
PHONE:  610.519.4075
FAX: 610.519.7758

* viewbrochure.pdf
VIEW Brochure
* viewbrochure.pdf
VIEW Brochure - program information and highlights