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The only Augustinian Catholic university in the nation, Villanova values a personalized experience where teachers and students are partners in learning and scholarly inquiry. From undergraduate to doctoral students, Villanovans are intellectually inspired, morally grounded, globally minded. Villanova attracts and forges world changers—people who ignite positive change everywhere life takes them. During this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic, Villanova's Augustinian values of Veritas, Unitas, Caritas can be seen in our work towards the common good and our support for one another.

EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS

ONLINE

Degree and certificate programs across all 6 schools and colleges for distance learners

BACHELOR'S

60+ bachelor's programs in the liberal arts, business, engineering, nursing and the sciences

MASTER'S

40+ master's programs across disciplines, including 5-year bachelor's/master's programs

DOCTORAL

Distinctive doctoral programs in the fields of engineering, nursing, philosophy and theology

LAW

JD and joint degrees offered in coordination
with other schools and departments
in the University

CERTIFICATE

A wide variety of undergraduate,
post-baccalaureate and graduate certificates,
as well as non-credit professional programs

AT A GLANCE

6,700

FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

3,500

GRADUATE AND LAW
STUDENTS

33

FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS IN 2019-2020

91.8%

UNDERGRADUATE 
PLACEMENT RATE

130,000

ALUMNI
WORLDWIDE

12

MILES
OUTSIDE PHILADELPHIA

ACADEMICS

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Villanova University is a closely connected academic community with renowned faculty, rich resources and a personalized, supportive learning environment.

Villanova provides exceptional opportunities for a wide range of academic experiences, including hands-on research, interdisciplinary collaboration and experiential learning.

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VILLANOVA NEWS

Shooting for Mars: Villanova Team Named Finalist in NASA RASC-AL Challenge

Shooting for Mars: Villanova Team Named Finalist in NASA RASC-AL Challenge

In its first year in the competition, a team of students from Villanova, Drexel and Rutgers universities has been named a finalist in NASA's Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) program. In June, they will be among 16 teams from across the country presenting their deep space mission concepts directly to NASA and aerospace industry leaders.

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Recognized by the B+ Foundation for its Fundraising Efforts, NOVAdance Set to Host Eighth Annual Dance Marathon

Recognized by the B+ Foundation for its Fundraising Efforts, NOVAdance Set to Host Eighth Annual Dance Marathon 

For nearly a decade, NOVAdance has packed the Jake Nevin Field House on Villanova's campus for a 12-hour dance marathon—a student-led effort to raise money for pediatric cancer. NOVAdance has raised more than $500,000 in each of the last two years and was recently recognized by the B+ Foundation for its fundraising efforts. This year's event will be different due to the challenges of COVID-19, but NOVAdance was able to pivot its fundraising and awareness efforts to continue its commitment.

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Two Villanova University Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Two Villanova University Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Villanova University students Lily Day and Catherine Petretti have been named 2021 Goldwater Scholars by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Day and Petretti are juniors in Villanova’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and were selected from more than 1,200 institution-nominated students nationwide.

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Villanova University Research Team Explores How COVID Masks Impact Speech

Villanova University Research Team Explores How COVID Masks Impact Speech

A team of psychologists from Villanova University has published research showing how various types of masks affect speech recognition in different levels of background noise. Two professors in Villanova’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences—Joseph Toscano, PhD, director of the Cognitive Science Program, and Cheyenne Toscano, PhD—have found that a speaker wearing a surgical mask over their mouth has virtually the same chance of being understood as a speaker without a mask.

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Read the 2019-2020 President’s Report Online

Read the 2019-2020 President’s Report Online

The digital edition of the 2019-2020 President’s Report is now available. This year’s report highlights how the University came together during the pandemic and lived our Augustinian values, while continuing to move forward in our academic pursuits.

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Villanova Media Expert Center

Villanova Faculty Share Their Expertise on Breaking News and Events

Villanova University faculty are regularly cited as experts in the national media on topics ranging from politics to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click more to view these faculty and their expert analysis in the media.

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VILLANOVA ATHLETICS

Villanova student-athletes are powerfully connected to a tradition of excellence—both academic and athletic. They strive and triumph as much in the classroom as they do in competition.

And for student-athletes and fans alike, Villanova Athletics is a special way to experience the bond of the Nova Nation.

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VILLANOVA'S CAMPUS

Villanova University is located on a 260-acre campus, 12 miles/19 kilometers west of Philadelphia. Three campus rail stops provide quick access to Philadelphia. Villanova also is conveniently close to New York and Washington, D.C.

A map drawing that shows NYC is 95mi/2-hr drive to Villanova, Philadelphia is 12mi/20-min drive to Villanova, Washington DC is 135mi/2.5-hr drive to Villanova