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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. 

EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS

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

ONLINE

Degree and certificate programs offered online, in-person or hybrid
depending on individual learning needs

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

3,100

GRADUATE AND LAW
STUDENTS

98

FULBRIGHT STUDENT AWARD RECIPIENTS SINCE 2016

97.8%

UNDERGRADUATE 
PLACEMENT RATE

135,000

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

Read the Fall 2022 Edition of Villanova Magazine Online

Read the Fall 2022 Edition of Villanova Magazine Online

The digital edition of the Fall 2022 issue of Villanova Magazine is now available. The cover story features the John and Joan Mullen Center for the Performing Arts as a lighthouse for the arts at Villanova  Also, in this issue, are lessons from Jay Wright, an institutional coaching legend, and an inside look at how the Career Center prepares Villanovans for what's next.

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Villanova University Awards Mendel Medal to Distinguished Neuroscientist

Villanova University Awards Mendel Medal to Distinguished Neuroscientist

Villanova University has named William Thomas Newsome, III, PhD, the Harman Family Professor of Neurobiology and Founding Director of the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute at Stanford University, as the 52nd recipient of the Mendel Medal.  

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Villanova Celebrates 48th Annual Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Villanova Celebrates 48th Annual Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Villanova University will celebrate its 48th annual Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) from Sunday, November 13, through Saturday, November 19. HHAW originated at Villanova University in 1975 under the guidance of the late Father Ray Jackson, OSA, an Augustinian priest whose legacy also includes co-founding the University’s Center for Peace and Justice Education. In the years since, this week of coordinated activities and education has expanded beyond Villanova to more than 700 campuses and communities and, has become the most widely organized hunger and homelessness event of its type nationwide.

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Dr. Sunny Hallowell Develops Neonatal Intensive Care Virtual Gaming Simulation

Dr. Sunny Hallowell Develops Neonatal Intensive Care Virtual Gaming Simulation

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Associate Professor Sunny Hallowell, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, a pediatric nurse practitioner and an expert in breastfeeding and neonatal ICU nursing, has developed a Neonatal Intensive Care Virtual Gaming Simulation, the first of several such games she hopes to develop as a 2021 Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Scholar. Dr. Hallowell, whose work was funded by a Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Research Development Grant and The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, focuses on simulating a clinical experience using a health equity framework that promotes undergraduate students’ application of knowledge, clinical reasoning and communication skills.

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Villanova University Receives $7.5 Million Gift to Establish Endowed Dean Position in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Villanova University Receives $7.5 Million Gift to Establish Endowed Dean Position in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, announced a transformational $7.5 million gift from an anonymous donor to establish the William and Julia Moulden Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This gift will allow the College to invest in key programmatic and student-focused initiatives, while honoring the late William and Julia Moulden, a Black, Catholic couple who provided crucial support to the Augustinian founders of Villanova College in the 19th century. Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD (pictured here) will serve as the inaugural William and Julia Moulden Dean.

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Pair of Villanova Engineering Professors Receive Prestigious U.S. Fulbright Scholar Awards

Pair of Villanova Engineering Professors Receive Prestigious U.S. Fulbright Scholar Awards

Villanova professors of Electrical and Computer Engineering, James Peyton Jones, PhD and Pritpal Singh, PhD, have been selected to receive U.S. Fulbright Scholar grants by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The two professors have dedicated their careers to humanitarian engineering and will expand their efforts during the 2022-2023 academic year as Fulbright Scholars.

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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.

Villanova's male and female athletes are standing together in a line with the heading "Stronger Together"

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