About the University: Founded in 1842, Villanova University has a total enrollment of about 10,000 students of whom approximately 6000 are full-time undergraduates in one of four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, and Business. Most of the rest are enrolled in graduate programs in one of the above four colleges or in the School of Law.
About the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences: The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences offers three undergraduate degrees, a B.A. in Psychology, a B.S. in Psychology, and a B.S. in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience. The total number of majors served by the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is among the largest in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Department also offers a very highly regarded M.S. program in psychology. This program is strongly research oriented and is designed primarily to prepare students for doctoral level work. Finally, the Department offers a second Master’s program in Human Resource Development.
Location: Villanova University is located in Radnor Township approximately 12 miles west of Philadelphia, PA, in the heart of Philadelphia’s suburban Main Line. It is very near a number of other academic institutions, the most notable of which are Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College.
Accessibility: The Villanova campus is readily accessible by car and by public transportation. It is situated about a quarter of a mile from the Villanova/St. Davids exit of I-476, a major component of the Philadelphia area’s expressway system. In addition, two rail lines and a major bus line operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) run through campus, providing easy access to and from other locales within the greater Philadelphia region.
The Surrounding Area: The greater Philadelphia area, with a population of 6.1 million, offers many cultural, historical, and recreational opportunities. Click the following link for a sampling of what’s available: http://www.visitphilly.com/.