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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

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.

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 Appoints Michele Marcolongo, PhD, PE, as Drosdick Endowed Dean of the College of Engineering

Villanova Appoints Michele Marcolongo, PhD, PE, as Drosdick Endowed Dean of the College of Engineering

Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, today announced the appointment of Michele Marcolongo, PhD, PE, as the Drosdick Endowed Dean of the College of Engineering, effective July 31. Dr. Marcolongo’s engineering career spans more than three decades and encompasses roles as an academician, researcher, administrator, inventor and entrepreneur.

MARCH 26, 2020

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Villanova University Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Villanova University Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Classes will remain online and all on-campus events are canceled for the spring semester. Please continue to visit our coronavirus website for updates regarding Villanova operations impacted by the coronavirus. Click the more button below to visit the site.

 

MARCH 23, 2020

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Read the 2018-2019 President’s Report Online

Read the 2018-2019 President’s Report Online

The digital edition of the 2018–2019 President’s Report is now available. This year’s report highlights our Augustinian mission and our commitment to personal attention, focusing on Villanova’s unprecedented Fulbright success and on those who mentor and inspire our students.

FEBRUARY 4, 2020

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Villanova Media Expert Center

Villanova Experts on the News

Faculty experts from across the University analyze and comment on a variety of topics and news stories, from politics to religion.

MARCH 12, 2020

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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