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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.

AT A GLANCE

TOP 50

2019 NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

 

 

6,500

FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

 

 

3,500

GRADUATE AND LAW
STUDENTS

 

 

96.9%

UNDERGRADUATE 
PLACEMENT RATE

 

 

 

125,000

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.

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 in the University

CERTIFICATE

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

FACULTY & RESEARCH

VILLANOVA EXPERIENCE

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VIRTUAL VISIT

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MISSION & MINISTRY

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ALUMNI NETWORK

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STUDENT LIFE

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EDUCATION ABROAD

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SERVICE & SOCIAL JUSTICE

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CAREER SUCCESS

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 NEWS

Villanova Sets New University Record with 31 Students and Alumni Winning Prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Grants

Villanova Sets New University Record with 31 Students and Alumni Winning Prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Grants

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced the Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for 2019-20, with 31 Villanova University students and alumni winning the prestigious awards. This marks the largest single-year number of Fulbright awards in the University’s history.

MAY 6, 2019

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Bert Jacobs, Villanova Alumnus and Co-Founder and CEO of “Life is Good,” to Deliver University’s 2019 Commencement Address, May 17

Bert Jacobs, Villanova Alumnus and Co-Founder and CEO of “Life is Good,” to Deliver University’s 2019 Commencement Address, May 17

The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, Villanova University President, announced that Bert Jacobs, Co-Founder and CEO of Life is Good Company, will address the Class of 2019 as the University’s commencement speaker. Jacobs, a 1987 Villanova graduate, will also receive the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.

MAY 2, 2019

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Six Villanovans Recognized as National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows

Six Villanovans Recognized as National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows

Six Villanova students and alumni have been recognized as National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows. This program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions.

MAY 2, 2019

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Villanova Media Expert Center

Villanova Experts on the News

Faculty experts from across the University analyze and comment on some of the day’s biggest news stories, from the 2020 Presidential election to the UN's recent assessment of the one million plant and animal species that are at risk of extinction due to human-related changes to the Earth’s natural landscapes.

MAY 9, 2019

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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