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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.

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VILLANOVA NEWS

Special Olympics PA and Villanova University Celebrate 33rd Annual Fall Festival

Special Olympics PA and Villanova University Celebrate 33rd Annual Fall Festival

Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Fall Festival returns to Villanova University for the 33rd consecutive year from Nov. 5-7. Fall Festival is regarded as the largest university student-run Special Olympics event in the world led by Villanova University's Special Olympics Committee that assists Special Olympics Pennsylvania in the event organization.

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Villanova University Appoints Roger Demareski as Executive Vice President of Administration and Operations

Villanova University Appoints Roger Demareski as Executive Vice President of Administration and Operations

Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, announced today the appointment of Roger Demareski ’91 VU, as Executive Vice President of Administration and Operations, effective Nov. 29. Demareski comes to Villanova with more than two decades of higher education leadership experience, having spent the last seven years at Lafayette College as Vice President for Finance and Administration.

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Villanova Announces Plans for Major Transformation of its College of Engineering, Providing Expanded Space for Interdisciplinary Research and Teaching Facilities

Villanova Announces Plans for Major Transformation of its College of Engineering, Providing Expanded Space for Interdisciplinary Research and Teaching Facilities

Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, today announced plans for a 150,000 square-foot addition to the College of Engineering’s primary academic building, the Center for Engineering Education and Research. This major space expansion reflects a bold 21st-century vision for the College that will dramatically transform the facility.

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Villanova University Recognizes Noted Climate Scientists with Mendel Medals

Villanova University Recognizes Noted Climate Scientists with Mendel Medals

Villanova University has named noted climate scientists Ellen Mosley-Thompson, PhD, and Lonnie G. Thompson, PhD, of The Ohio State University, as the 50th and 51st recipients of the Mendel Medal. The Mendel Medal, given to outstanding contemporary scientists in recognition of their accomplishments, is named for 19th century Augustinian friar and scientist Gregor Mendel, best known as “the father of modern genetics.”

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Read the Spring 2021 Edition of Villanova Magazine Online

Read Villanova Magazine Online

The digital edition of Villanova Magazine is available online. The cover story highlights the ways in which Falvey Memorial Library has evolved and continues to innovate to meet the changing needs of the Villanova community and the 21st century scholar.

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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 news media on topics ranging from politics, law and business to health and science. 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.

Villanova's male and female athletes are standing together in a line with the heading "Stronger Together"

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