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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. 

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

ONLINE

Degree and certificate programs offered online, in-person or hybrid
depending on individual learning needs

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

3,100

GRADUATE AND LAW
STUDENTS

98

FULBRIGHT STUDENT AWARD RECIPIENTS SINCE 2016

98.9%

UNDERGRADUATE 
PLACEMENT RATE

135,000

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.

VILLANOVA EXPERIENCE

 

 

VILLANOVA NEWS

Patrick Tiernan '16 CLAS Heads to Paris as University Celebrates Latest Chapter of Olympic Tradition

Patrick Tiernan '16 CLAS Heads to Paris as University Celebrates Latest Chapter of Olympic Tradition

For the 20th consecutive Summer Olympics there will be at least one Villanovan competing on the world's biggest stage. Former track & field standout Patrick Tiernan '16 CLAS was named one of five athletes selected by the Australian Olympic Committee to compete in the marathon at Paris 2024 Olympics. It will be the third Olympics for Tiernan, a national champion in cross country for the Wildcats in 2016 who previously competed in track events at the 2016 and 2020 Olympics. 

 

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Villanova University Update on Cabrini Campus

Villanova University Update on Cabrini Campus

“We are honored and humbled to be the new stewards of the Cabrini legacy and its beautiful campus,” said Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, as Villanova assumed ownership of the 112-acre campus in Radnor, Pa., on Friday, June 28.

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Spring 2024 Villanova Magazine

Spring 2024 Villanova Magazine

The digital edition of the Spring 2024 Villanova Magazine is now available. The cover story features the prestigious Opus Prize, an annual faith-based humanitarian award which the University had the privilege of hosting last year. Also, in this issue, Villanova's COVID-19 Caring About Health for All Study; and a look at the new home for Falvey Library.

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Villanova researchers look at the health effects of air quality in underground subway stations

Villanova Researchers Look at the Health Effects of Air Quality in Underground Subway Stations

A team of Villanova students are key contributors to a study measuring air quality in underground subway stations and examining its effect on human lung cells. This research will have implications and useful insights for public transportation systems and transit managers on a regional, national and global scale.

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Accelerating Excellence: Behind NovaRacing VU15

Accelerating Excellence: Behind NovaRacing VU15

For the members of Villanova University’s NovaRacing team, the thrill of the race was more than just crossing the finish line. It was the culmination of months of meticulous planning, late nights in the lab and an unwavering determination to learn from past mistakes. The dedicated crew of students rallied together to design and construct a racecar that secured an impressive ninth-place overall finish out of 120 international teams at the annual Formula SAE competition.

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18 Villanovans Win Fulbright U.S. Student Grants for 2024-25

18 Villanovans Win Fulbright U.S. Student Grants for 2024-25

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced the Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for 2024-25, with 18 Villanova University students and alumni receiving the competitive grant. In addition to the 18 award recipients, six Villanovans were selected as alternates and 10 earned recognition as semi-finalists. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, offering students grants to conduct research, study and teach abroad.

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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