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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 Engineering Professor Partners with RTM Vital Signs, LLC, to Develop a Wearable COVID-19 Monitoring System for Patients

Villanova Engineering Professor Partners with RTM Vital Signs, LLC, to Develop a Wearable COVID-19 Monitoring System for Patients

Moeness Amin, PhD, Director of the Center for Advanced Communications in the College of Engineering, is developing an accurate, easy-to-use technology to monitor at-risk individuals, including seniors, for early signs of COVID-19—before the infection progresses to a dangerous and potentially irreversible degree. He has partnered with RTM Vital Signs, LLC to develop a full monitoring system that consists of an integrated sensor and smartphone application.

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

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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Research and Resilience: Undeterred by COVID-19, Villanova Student Hannah Darensbourg Gets it Done

Research and Resilience: Undeterred by COVID-19, Villanova Student Hannah Darensbourg Gets it Done

Environmental Sciences major Hannah Darensbourg ’22 CLAS wasn’t about to let COVID-19 stand in the way of her summer research. And the work she’s managed to accomplish in challenging circumstances may shed new light on climate change, global warming and issues of equity.

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Read the Spring 2020 Edition of Villanova Magazine Online

Read the Spring 2020 Edition of Villanova Magazine Online

The digital edition of the Spring 2020 Villanova Magazine is now available. The cover story highlights the innovative nursing leaders and programs in Villanova's M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing who make an impact at all levels of health care.

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Villanova University Names Teresa Nance, PhD, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Villanova University Names Teresa Nance, PhD, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Villanova University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, today announced the appointment of Teresa Nance, PhD, as Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Father Donohue also announced the establishment of a new University task force, Aequitas: The Presidential Task Force on Race, led by Dr. Nance. The Aequitas Task Force is charged with assessing the racial climate on campus, identifying areas for improvement, and creating a plan for developing the cultural competence for all students, staff and faculty.

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Villanova Faculty Share Their Expertise on the Coronavirus Pandemic

During this unprecedented time with the public looking for the latest accurate and timely information on coronavirus (COVID-19), Villanova faculty have been active in sharing their expertise on various aspects of the pandemic, including health, psychology, history and economic. 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