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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.

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VILLANOVA NEWS

Villanova’s Charles Widger School of Law Receives $15 million gift from The John F. Scarpa Foundation to Launch New Phase of Entrepreneurship Initiatives and Scholarship

Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law Receives $15 million gift from The John F. Scarpa Foundation to Launch New Phase of Entrepreneurship Initiatives and Scholarship

Villanova University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, has announced a $15 million gift from the John F. Scarpa Foundation to further elevate the Charles Widger School of Law as a leader in entrepreneurship and law, in addition to strengthening entrepreneural expertise, innovative thinking and collaboration across the University. In recognition of Scarpa's lifetime giving of more than $20 million to Villanova, the Law School building will be named John F. Scarpa Hall.

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Villanova Engineering Professor Dr. Chengyu Li Awarded NSF CAREER Grant

Villanova Engineering Professor Dr. Chengyu Li Awarded NSF CAREER Grant

Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Dr. Chengyu Li's research on “Odor-Guided Flapping Flight: Novel Fluid Dynamic Mechanisms of Insect Navigation” has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER grant for $500,000. Since 2017, eight Villanova faculty members have now received NSF CAREER Awards.

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Villanova University’s Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Receives R01 Funding for Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research

Villanova University’s Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Receives R01 Funding for Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research

Professor Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Diane and Robert Moritz Jr. Endowed Chair in Nursing Research in the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing (FCN), and Laraine Winter, PhD, FCN senior research associate, are principal investigators on an R01 funded by the National Institute for Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health. The five-year, $3.3 million grant funds has the potential to transform traumatic brain injury care for more than 5 million veterans and civilian families.

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Read the 2019-2020 President’s Report Online

Read the 2019-2020 President’s Report Online

The digital edition of the 2019-2020 President’s Report is now available. This year’s report highlights how the University came together during the pandemic and lived our Augustinian values, while continuing to move forward in our academic pursuits.

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

Innovative Courses: 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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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 politics 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