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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 NEWS

Villanova University Recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for Overall Performance and Sustained Excellence in Fundraising

Villanova University Recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for Overall Performance and Sustained Excellence in Fundraising

Villanova is one of three doctoral, private institutions with endowments below $1.2 billion to receive the Overall Performance award. The University was also one of 16 institutions to receive the Sustained Excellence award.

JULY 16, 2019

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Villanova Professor Discusses the 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing and Future of Space Travel

Villanova Professor Discusses the 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing and Future of Space Travel

As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing approaches, Dr. Edward Guinan—professor of Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences—discusses his memories of the Apollo 11 mission, the impact it had on his career and what the future of space travel holds.

JULY 9, 2019

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Read the Spring 2019 Edition of Villanova Magazine Online

Read the Spring 2019 Edition of Villanova Magazine Online

Check out the Spring 2019 Villanova Magazine at its official online home. The spring cover story features the work of Villanova students, who are helping advance Catholic Relief Services’ efforts in Madagascar through the use of drones and GIS mapping.

JUNE 4, 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, including Italy's successful bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics.

JUNE 25, 2019

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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.

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