Recognized leaders in their disciplines, CLAS faculty win prestigious grants from federal sponsors such as the National Science Foundation and NASA and from private organizations such as the Templeton Foundation, as well as earn international and national awards. Yet they remain committed to sharing their work with students and carrying out the University’s commitment to pursuing knowledge and discovery in the intellectual communities that are the hallmark of a Villanova education.

Villanova University is a “Doctoral/Research” university as defined by the Carnegie Classification®, the leading framework for recognizing and describing institutional diversity in US higher education. The University and College foster an environment and infrastructure that support research, scholarly excellence and student-professor research partnerships, emphasizing the importance of the teacher-scholar model.

The College has more than 400 fulltime faculty who have established 10 Centers of Excellence and oversee 11 academic journals.


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