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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 Physics Professor Georgia C. Papaefthymiou-Davis, PhD, named 2019-2020 Fulbright Scholar

Villanova Physics Professor Georgia C. Papaefthymiou-Davis, PhD, named 2019-2020 Fulbright Scholar

Georgia Papaefthymiou, PhD, professor of Physics at Villanova University, has been awarded a 2019-2020 Fulbright Scholar grant by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) to teach and conduct research in Greece. She will be at the National Center for Scientific Research (NCSR-Demokritos) in Aghia Paraskevi, Greece from September 2019 to January 2020.

MARCH 28, 2019

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Villanova University Partners with The Posse Foundation, a Premier College Access, Success and Youth Leadership Development Program

Villanova University Partners with The Posse Foundation, a Premier College Access, Success and Youth Leadership Development Program

Villanova has announced a partnership with The Posse Foundation, one of the most prestigious and comprehensive college access, success and youth leadership development programs in the United States. Through the Posse program, Villanova will expand its recruitment efforts in New Orleans, supporting 10 high-achieving area students per year with full-tuition scholarships.

MARCH 5, 2019

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

Two Villanova University Professors Named Recipients of Prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

Computing Sciences professor Edward Kim, PhD, will study the development of a radically new AI framework that should mimic and model human intelligence and behavior. Biology professor Troy Shirangi, PhD, will study the role genes play in creating and producing instinctive behaviors. 

MARCH 18, 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 upcoming tax deadline to the 2020 Presidential Election.

FEBRUARY 26, 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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