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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 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 NEWS

Villanova Research Team Helps Commission New Camera for NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy

Villanova Research Team Helps Commission New Camera for NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy

A Villanova research team led by David Chuss, PhD, professor of Physics, has played a key role in developing a new camera for NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy that measures the polarization of radiation from large clouds of interstellar gas and dust, and in doing so unveils the magnetic fields that can affect the star formation process.

FEBRUARY 21, 2019

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Villanova University to Host Third Mendel Symposium, Gregor Mendel: From Hybridization to GMOs

Villanova University to Host Third Mendel Symposium, Gregor Mendel: From Hybridization to GMOs

Villanova will host an academic symposium March 15 to explore 19th century Augustinian Friar Gregor Mendel’s research on plant hybridization in connection with the food supply challenges confronting the planet today. The event will convene experts from multidisciplinary perspectives to discuss food security, genetic engineering and preservation of plant biodiversity.

FEBRUARY 19, 2019

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Villanova University a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students

Villanova University a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students

Villanova University is listed among the top producers of 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Students, recently announced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.

FEBRUARY 13, 2019

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Villanova Experts on the News

Faculty experts from across the University analyze and comment on some of the day’s biggest news stories, from trends in healthcare to the 2020 Presidential Election.

JANUARY 25, 2019

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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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