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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

6,500

FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

3,500

GRADUATE AND LAW
STUDENTS

33

FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS IN 2019-2020

96.7%

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.

FACULTY & RESEARCH

VILLANOVA EXPERIENCE

 

 

VILLANOVA NEWS

Engineering Professor's Liver Research Reveals Structure of Blood Flow Architecture, Holding Promise for Transplants

Engineering Professor's Liver Research Reveals Structure of Blood Flow Architecture, Holding Promise for Transplants

College of Engineering Chair Professor Dr. Sylvie Lorente, Mechanical Engineering, is part of an international team whose research shows that the challenge of predicting the liver vessel network can be met thanks to the constructal law of design evolution.

 

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Communication Professor's 'Kensington Remembers' Project Tells a Different Side of a Beleaguered Philadelphia Neighborhood

Communication Professor's 'Kensington Remembers' Project Tells a Different Side of a Beleaguered Philadelphia Neighborhood

Gordon Coonfield, PhD, associate professor of Communication, first noticed the memorials walking around his neighborhood. As he explored Kensington, he began seeing more and more and observed the fact that some were disappearing as the neighborhood changed. This led Coonfield to start a project dedicated to documenting and studying these memorials called “Kensington Remembers.”

 

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Villanova Law Professor's Research Shines Light on Workplace Surveillance

Villanova Law Professor's Research Shines Light on Workplace Surveillance

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States this past March, millions of Americans shifted to remote work almost overnight. Villanova Law Associate Professor J.S. Nelson, an expert on business law and ethics, is researching workplace surveillance as the pandemic continues to change where and how people work, perhaps indefinitely.

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Villanova Faculty Design Fall Courses to Connect with Students Through Variety of Delivery Methods

Villanova Faculty Design Fall Courses to Connect with Students Through Variety of Delivery Methods

Faculty spent the last several months hard at work, collaborating with partners across campus, to design and adapt courses to engage students in a fall semester that includes in-person, hybrid, and various online course formats. While the events of this past spring necessitated a quick shift to online delivery, all academic courses for this semester were thoughtfully developed with a specific modality in mind.

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Read the Spring 2020 Edition of Villanova Magazine Online

Read the Spring 2020 Edition of Villanova Magazine Online

The digital edition of the Spring 2020 Villanova Magazine is now available. The cover story highlights the innovative nursing leaders and programs in Villanova's M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing who make an impact at all levels of health care.

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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 national media on topics ranging from the 2020 Election to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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