Main Line Information
Villanova University is located in Radnor Township, Delaware County, approximately 12 miles from Center City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Villanova is part of the “Main Line,” a string of small towns and suburbs located west of the city along the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale regional rail line. Some of the towns along the Main Line include Merion Station, Narberth, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Rosemont, Villanova, Wayne, and Devon. Any of these towns would be approximately a 15-20 minute drive from Villanova’s campus.
Please use the following address when navigating to campus.
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Finding an apartment or house can seem daunting especially when you're relocating from another state or country. However, on the Main Line alone, there are four different colleges so many apartments and housing options are suited for students.
As a rule of thumb, the farther away from the Main Line and Villanova, the more affordable your rent will be. Some of the popular areas graduate students have lived in are:
- Main Line towns such as Narberth, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Haverford, Havertown, Bryn Mawr, Rosemont, Wayne, Devon
- Center City Philadelphia
- King of Prussia/Valley Forge*
*Not convenient if you do not have a car
The following approximations are monthly rental rates for the average apartment (not including utilities, although some apartments include utilities in the rent). Please keep in mind these are included to give you a general idea of what you can expect to pay in the area.
Approximate Rent (2021-2022):
- Studios/efficiencies: Starting at $1100
- One Bedrooms: Starting at $1518
- Two Bedrooms: Starting at $951
- Room Rental: Starting at $500
You can review your options at the following page: Area apartment complex listings. Please note you will have to reach out to the specific contact on the listing in order get the most up to date listing and availability.
Apartment vs. House
There are many students who will rent a room or “apartment” in someone’s house as single room rentals with shared spaces tend to be more affordable. Additionally, students have joined together to rent a house or apartment for a lease term in order to reduce the cost of their housing.
Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies if you have any questions or concerns about where to live at firstname.lastname@example.org.