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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

6,500

FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

3,500

GRADUATE AND LAW
STUDENTS

33

FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS IN 2019-2020

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 NEWS

Modern Language Association Awards Top Prize to Villanova University English Professor

Modern Language Association Awards Top Prize to Villanova University English Professor

Kamran Javadizadeh, PhD, associate professor of English in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has won The Modern Language Association (MLA) of America’s 56th annual William Riley Parker Prize for outstanding article published in PMLA, the association’s journal of literary scholarship.

JANUARY 21, 2020

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Engineering Professor Using Mathematical Modeling to Gain Insight into Health of Aircrafts and Cardiac Patients

Engineering Professor Using Mathematical Modeling to Gain Insight into Health of Aircrafts and Cardiac Patients

C. “Nat” Nataraj, PhD, Mechanical Engineering professor and director of the Villanova Center for Analytics of Dynamic Systems, is an expert in developing mathematical models to predict the performance of engineering systems, whether those systems are mechanical or human.

JANUARY 15, 2020

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Villanova University Announces the Election of Two New Members to its Board of Trustees

Villanova University Announces the Election of Two New Members to its Board of Trustees

Villanova University today announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Trustees. Thomas J. Holt Jr., president and chief executive officer of Astro Holdings, Inc., and Christina Larson Kelly, president of Larson Financial Planning, Inc., joined the 35-member Board effective Jan. 1.

JANUARY 13, 2020

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Villanova Media Expert Center

Villanova Experts on the News

Faculty experts from across the University analyze and comment on a variety of topics and news stories, from politics to religion.

JANUARY 10, 2020

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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