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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

Four Villanovans Head to Tokyo as University Celebrates Latest Chapter of Olympic Tradition

Four Villanovans Head to Tokyo as University Celebrates Latest Chapter of Olympic Tradition

A longstanding tradition continues this week when the latest chapter of Villanova's Olympic story begins in Tokyo, Japan. Three former Wildcats will represent their countries in the Olympics – triathlete Summer Rappaport (USA) along with track & field athletes Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Ireland) and Patrick Tiernan (Australia). In addition, Villanova men's basketball head coach Jay Wright is an assistant coach for Team USA.

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Villanova Engineering Professor Identifies Chemical Compounds to Inhibit COVID-19 Related Enzyme

Villanova Engineering Professor Identifies Chemical Compounds to Inhibit COVID-19 Related Enzyme

In his Biological & Environmental Systems Engineering Laboratory, associate professor Dr. Zuyi “Jacky” Huang and his team developed a computational platform that has accelerated the discovery of chemical compound inhibitors against 3CLPro, a protease that is essential for the replication of COVID-19. The result has been awarded a provisional patent and published in Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences.

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Biology Professor Aaron Bauer Makes More Major Breakthroughs Studying Geckos

Biology Professor Aaron Bauer Makes More Major Breakthroughs Studying Geckos

Aaron Bauer, PhD, Professor, Gerald M. Lemole Endowed Chair in Integrative Biology and founding co-director of Villanova's Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Stewardship, is renowned for his work in naming and studying geckos and other small reptiles. While his ability to visit these reptiles in far-reaching destinations has been limited during the COVID pandemic, Dr. Bauer’s work has not slowed down.

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Read the Spring 2021 Edition of Villanova Magazine Online

Read the Spring 2021 Edition of Villanova Magazine Online

The digital edition of the Spring 2021 issue of Villanova Magazine is now available. The cover story highlights the ways in which Falvey Memorial Library has evolved and continues to innovate to meet the changing needs of the Villanova community and the 21st century scholar.

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Villanova Named Recipient of Gallup’s 2021 Don Clifton Strengths for Students Award

Villanova Named Recipient of Gallup’s 2021 Don Clifton Strengths for Students Award

Villanova University has been named as one of two recipients of the 2021 Don Clifton Strengths for Students Award. The award recognizes colleges, universities and districts that “enable students to learn what they naturally do best and apply their strengths to thrive in school and all areas of their lives.

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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 news media on topics ranging from politics, law and business to health and science. 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