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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. 

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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

3,500

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

Villanova Engineering Professor receives Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy

Villanova Engineering Professor receives Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy

A faculty member from Villanova University’s College of Engineering has been named a recipient of the Early Career Award from the United States Department of Energy (DOE). The award will allow David Cereceda-Senas, PhD, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, to advance research in fusion energy. Cereceda is one of 83 recipients for the award nationwide in 2022 and is the first faculty member from Villanova to receive the U.S. DOE Early Career Award.

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Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD, the Helen and William O’Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business, to complete her term as dean in May 2023

Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD, the Helen and William O’Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business, to complete her term as dean in May 2023

Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, announced today that Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD, the Helen and William O’Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business (VSB), has decided to complete her term as dean at the end of the 2022-2023 academic year. Dr. Russell plans to shift her career focus to her professional passions—teaching students, working on research and writing projects, and continuing her leadership work on several professional boards.

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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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Read the Spring 2022 Edition of Villanova Magazine Online

Read the Spring 2022 Edition of Villanova Magazine Online

The digital edition of the Spring 2022 issue of Villanova Magazine is now available. The cover story features Alyssa Stark, PhD, Department of Biology, who is steering fascinating research on adhesion in geckos, ants and sea urchins. Also, in this issue, an insider’s tour of The Commons and a look at Villanova University’s vast and impressive art collection.

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Villanova Theatre Professor James Ijames receives the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Drama

Villanova Theatre Professor James Ijames receives the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Drama

James Ijames, associate professor of Theatre in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the 2022 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Drama. The Pulitzer Prize for Drama is given to a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life.

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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