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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

Punishment and Society Course Gives Villanova Students Hands-On Experience in the Criminal Justice System

Punishment and Society Course Gives Villanova Students Hands-On Experience in the Criminal Justice System

More than 105 million people have seen an episode of Orange Is the New Black. Throughout the series, characters were exposed to the realities that exist within the prison system: privatization, funding, inequalities, corruption, discrimination, violence, racism, living conditions, safety and more. Those themes are the focus of Dr. Jill McCorkel’s Punishment & Society course.

DECEMBER 11, 2019

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Villanova Students Explore Solutions to Issues of Poverty Using Blockchain Technology

Villanova Students Explore Solutions to Issues of Poverty Using Blockchain Technology

Villanova hosted an ‘idea hackathon,’ bringing together interdisciplinary teams of students from across the University’s schools and colleges to examine poverty as a global epidemic and develop design solutions for tackling the issue using blockchain technology. Student projects explored a range of ideas, from solutions to feed the poor to building credit and streamlining government programs.

NOVEMBER 21, 2019

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Read the Summer 2019 Edition of Villanova Magazine Online

Read the Summer 2019 Edition of Villanova Magazine Online

The digital edition of the Summer 2019 Villanova Magazine is now available. The cover story talks about the recipients of the O’Toole Family Presidential Scholarship, and the dedication and expertise of the O’Tooles and the team of faculty and staff that support the program.

NOVEMBER 1, 2019

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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.

DECEMBER 11, 2019

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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.

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