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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

6,700

FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

3,500

GRADUATE AND LAW
STUDENTS

33

FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS IN 2019-2020

91.8%

UNDERGRADUATE 
PLACEMENT RATE

130,000

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.

FACULTY & RESEARCH

VILLANOVA EXPERIENCE

 

 

VILLANOVA NEWS

New Research by Villanova Nurse Scientist Shows Long-term Implications for Babies Born Pre-term and Offers Short and Long-term Recommendations

New Research by Villanova Nurse Scientist Shows Long-term Implications for Babies Born Pre-term and Offers Short and Long-term Recommendations

Research findings published in the Journal of Pediatric Health Care show that being born preterm can have long-term consequences, including impaired school performance, behavioral and mental health issues, heart and lung problems, and motor delays. Michelle M. Kelly, PhD, CRNP, CNE, an associate professor at Villanova’s Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, is the lead author of the article.

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Villanova University Research Team Explores How COVID Masks Impact Speech

Villanova University Research Team Explores How COVID Masks Impact Speech

A team of psychologists from Villanova University has published research showing how various types of masks affect speech recognition in different levels of background noise. Two professors in Villanova’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences—Joseph Toscano, PhD, director of the Cognitive Science Program, and Cheyenne Toscano, PhD—have found that a speaker wearing a surgical mask over their mouth has virtually the same chance of being understood as a speaker without a mask.

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Villanova University Student Selected as a 2021 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellow

Villanova University Student Selected as a 2021 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellow

Taylor Hinch, a senior Political Science and Peace and Justice major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University, has been named a 2021 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellow by the U.S. Department of State’s Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program. Hinch, from Birmingham, Ala., is the first Villanovan to be selected for this highly competitive national fellowship.

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

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

Faculty have spent months working and collaborating with partners across campus to design and adapt courses to engage students through a variety of course delivery methods, including in-person, hybrid, and various online formats. While the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020 necessitated a quick shift to online delivery, all academic courses for this academic year have been thoughtfully developed with a specific modality in mind.

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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 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