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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.

THE ALL NEW VILLANOVA MAGAZINE

The cover of the new Villanova Magazine with image of the planet Mars and leafy vines for the cover story entitled "Mars: fertile ground?"

The newly designed Villanova Magazine reflects our mission and momentum. The new look and format capture the vitality of campus; the achievements of faculty, staff, students and alumni; and the strength of the University’s position locally, nationally and globally. It shows, through word and image, how generations of Villanovans embrace and live out the Augustinian values of Truth, Unity and Love.

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

People holding hands in prayer

MISSION & MINISTRY

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ALUMNI NETWORK

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STUDENT LIFE

Three female students standing together outside of an ancient building

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.

2018 NCAA championship men's basketball team holding NCAA trophy

VILLANOVA NEWS

Villanova Communication Professor and Chair Honored by National Communication Association with Distinguished Performance Award

Villanova Communication Professor and Chair Honored by National Communication Association with Distinguished Performance Award

Heidi M. Rose, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Communication in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has received the 2018 Leslie Irene Coger Award for Distinguished Performance from the National Communication Association.

SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

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Villanova University Celebrates 13th Annual St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service, Sept. 15

Villanova University Celebrates 13th Annual St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service, Sept. 15

More than 5,000 Villanova students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families will come together on Saturday, Sept. 15 to perform service in partnership with local organizations and neighborhood agencies in celebration of the 13th annual St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service. 

SEPTEMBER 7, 2018

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Villanova University Awarded Membership in Farm Forward’s Leadership Circle

The program recognizes pioneering institutions leveraging their buying power to change the way animals are raised for food. Villanova joins other members of the Leadership Circle, including Cal Dining at UC Berkeley, Bon Appetit Management Company, Airbnb and Dr. Bronner’s.

 

SEPTEMBER 7, 2018

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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 teaching election law issues in the classroom to checking your W4 to make sure you aren't underypaying with changes to the tax code this year.

SEPTEMBER 20, 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