The middle 50% of our current freshmen scored between 670 and 740 on math, between 610 and 690 on reading, and between 590 and 700 on writing.
The ability to change majors within the College of Engineering is limited and will be based on space availability and a competitive selection process. There will be one window per year when those requests are taken into consideration. To transfer to a major outside of Engineering, you must apply for admission to the dean of the school or college offering that program.
Tuition and fees for all undergraduate studies at Villanova is the same.
Current scholarship opportunities are posted here.
No, interviews are not part of the admission process but if you'd like to speak to a representative from the College or specific department, contact Gayle Doyle.
Our College Policy for course credit is outlined in detail on this web site. Keep in mind that your score reports must be sent to Villanova University from the testing center, in order for you to receive any credit for which you may qualify. On your AP grade report which you received in the mail, Villanova University must appear as a score recipient. If you took AP tests and Villanova is not listed, we will not receive your scores unless you request it through the AP Services web site.
Please view the College of Engineering Policy for all credits awarded for clarification and details on obtaining credit, if allowed.
Engineering students can choose from approximately 50 minors and concentrations offered throughout the University and we encourage students to do so.
No. Distance Education is available for some engineering courses but you cannot get a degree solely online. Distance Education is a way to take courses but is not a program.
No we do not offer a part-time undergraduate degree program. You must apply to and be accepted into an undergraduate degree program to major in Engineering.
Free tutoring is provided by upper class Engineering students and is available through the Dean of Engineering office as well as the engineering honor societies.
All freshman engineering students are required to bring their own laptop for use with the engineering curriculum. Details on these requirements can be found here on the UNIT website.The College also provides three computing labs, reserved exclusively for Engineering student use, available on a 24/7 basis.
Is career guidance available to students? Career guidance, placement opportunities and other related programs, services and resources are provided through the University’s Career Center.
While the Engineering curriculum is rigorous, it is definitely possible to participate in varsity sports or extra-curricular activities. Engineering students are integral members of the University community and are involved in a range of activities, including athletics, performing arts, ROTC, community service and many more. Approximately 5% of Engineering students are on a varsity team, and many more participate in intramural and club sports. Athletics works with students to ensure that they fulfill curriculum requirements. Additionally, the Office of Academic Support for Athletics works with student-athletes regarding NCAA eligibility requirements, mentoring, tutoring, and study halls. The College of Engineering and Academic Support work together to make sure students’ unique needs are met.
Freshman residents are assigned roommates on the basis of gender, date of admission deposit and, where possible, academic college and preferences specified in a questionnaire accompanying the housing contract. In most but not all cases, Engineering freshmen are housed with other Engineering freshmen.
Engineering students do have the opportunity to study abroad, and to facilitate those opportunities, the Office of International Studies offers information sessions four days a week, twice a day, so there are plenty of opportunities to get information about studying abroad. Students who are interested in studying abroad should speak with their advisers as soon as possible, to map out what courses they must take at Villanova, and what courses they could take abroad.
The student-faculty ratio is 13:1, and the largest courses are the freshmen lecture classes. In the Spring 2011 term, the average size of a Calculus II course is 30 and the average size of a Physics I course is 17. All classes are taught by faculty members, not teaching assistants.
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