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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

 

 

96.3%

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 University Announces the Election of Four New Members to its Board of Trustees

Villanova University Announces the Election of Four New Members to its Board of Trustees

Villanova University has announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees. George W. Coleman, the Rev. Anthony B. Pizzo, OSA, Anne K. Roby, PhD and David S. Wilkes, MD, joined the 35-member Board. Additionally, Mary D. Naylor, PhD, RN—a member of Villanova’s Board of Trustees since 2010—was elected as secretary of the Board.  

JANUARY 14, 2019

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Villanova University to Open First On-Campus Restaurant in August

Villanova University to Open First On-Campus Restaurant in August

Villanova University and Greg Dodge of Zavino Hospitality Group have teamed up for a sophisticated-yet-casual restaurant and grill that will debut this August. The restaurant will be located at the corner of Lancaster and Ithan Avenues within The Commons, a group of new residence halls that are part of a nearly $300 million transformation of the institution’s former surface parking lots.

JANUARY 14, 2019

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New Paper by Villanova Astrophysicists Indicates Potential for Primitive Life on Icy Barnard b Super-Earth Planet if Geothermal Activity Exists

New Paper by Villanova Astrophysicists Indicates Potential for Primitive Life on Icy Barnard b Super-Earth Planet if Geothermal Activity Exists

Although likely cold, Barnard b— a recently discovered Super-Earth planet orbiting Barnard’s Star—could still have the potential to harbor primitive life if it has a large, hot iron/nickel core and enhanced geothermal activity. That was a conclusion announced by Villanova Astrophysicists Edward Guinan and Scott Engle at a Jan. 10 press conference.

JANUARY 11, 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 the impact of Philadelphia's soda tax to the health implications of vaping.

DECEMBER 10, 2018

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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