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Maybe it’s the rigorous academics and personalized learning. Maybe it’s the Augustinian Catholic guideposts of truth, unity and love. Maybe it’s the 250,000 hours of annual community service. Maybe it’s the successes of innovative alumni and Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Goldwater and Truman scholars.

Or maybe it’s the whole package of distinctive features that makes Villanova a special place—a place that stands out and stands apart; a place that attracts students who want to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others.

Maybe you’re one of them. We invite you to find out. Discover what makes Villanova … Villanova.

With more than 100 graduate and post-baccalaureate certificate programs, Villanova University is an ideal destination for students ready to take their education to the next level. Discover the graduate degree or certificate program that is right for you:

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The Villanova University School of Law seeks candidates who will lead the legal profession as it is transformed by dramatic—and unpredictable—forces. Since its founding in 1953, Villanova Law School has educated more than 10,000 lawyers. VLS alumni apply their legal expertise in leadership positions across the public and private sectors: on the benches in federal and state courthouses; as members of state and federal legislatures; in high government office; and at Fortune 500 corporations, major law firms and public interest agencies.

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Villanova University College of Professional Studies (CPS) provides academically rigorous undergraduate degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates, and non-degree programming—both on campus and online—for the adult learner and working professional.

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How you will fund your education is as important as selecting the right school. Last year, 75 percent of incoming freshmen who applied for need-based assistance received aid. Learn more about our financial aid options and awards. Graduate students also have many options, which vary by college and program.



The Career Center partners with the academic colleges, loyal alumni, and employers to support students’ professional development and to provide opportunities for internships and full-time employment.


Villanova Virtual Visit

Find out what it’s really like to be a Villanovan. Hear from our undergraduate students about campus life, academics, service and our community.  Explore the 260-acre campus through an interactive photorealistic map.

Life at Villanova

Life at Villanova

Involvement in student life is essential for maintaining a thriving campus culture. We encourage students to participate in out-of-the-classroom activities and learn from those experiences.

Around Philadelphia

Villanova is located 12 miles west of Philadelphia. The city’s attractions are easily accessible by bus or train (there are two stops right on campus), as well as by car. The University is served by Philadelphia International Airport; and New York City and Washington, D.C., are just a couple of hours away.