Student involvement in co-curricular activities is a significant aspect of the Villanova experience. Villanova students share diverse interests and the array of student organizations allows students to pursue a multitude of pathways as they discover themselves and become what they are not yet. Students take advantage of opportunities from theatrical performance to service experiences to honor societies to multicultural activities. All of the groups and events are organized and led by students, enriching Villanova’s living and learning environment.
LIFE AT VU
The vitality of residential life heightens Villanova’s strong sense of community. Some 4,400 undergraduate students live, learn and grow together in 26 on-campus residence halls. Award-winning dining services offers delicious, healthful fare satisfying a range of dietary needs at 20 locations.
Nothing fires up the Nova Nation like Villanova athletics. More than 70 percent of students compete in sports at the varsity, club and intramural levels. Many more show their Wildcats passion as band members, cheerleaders, interns and, above all, fans who rock the stands.
St. Augustine had a distinctive approach to education: engage the mind and heart; and learn in a community of friends. This ideal defines Villanova’s educational experience—and makes it like no other. To be a Villanovan is to be a lifelong member of a diverse, vibrant community of scholars.
It’s not a question of if, but of where and how. Villanova students are expected to be leaders. And from the day they set foot on campus, they seize opportunities to hone their skills. Entrusted with executive roles in clubs, service programs and University-wide initiatives, students develop into lifelong leaders.
Villanovans log more than 220,000 hours of local and global service each year. But more important than the statistic is the motive. Villanova’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition challenges students to use their knowledge, skills and compassion to better the world. It’s a challenge they can’t resist.
Villanova is just 12 miles west of Philadelphia, the fifth-largest city in the United States. The city offers opportunities to learn, play and work. Villanova students can access Philadelphia's many attractions via train or bus directly from main campus.