VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova University has again been included among the top National Universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Colleges” rankings.
Villanova’s inclusion (#53) among the nation’s best colleges and universities is indication of the University’s continued prominence and forward momentum. Over the past five years, Villanova’s undergraduate applications have increased by more than 30 percent. Students at the University consistently earn some of the nation’s most prestigious national scholarships and awards, with 50 Villanovans receiving Fulbright U.S. Student Grants in the past two years. Upon graduation, Villanovans are highly sought-after by top graduate schools, companies and organizations across the country and around the world, with a successful placement rate of 96.7 percent for the class of 2019.
U.S. News uses numerous indicators of excellence in determining the rankings, including academic reputation, student retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and graduation rate performance. Of the approximately 1,400 four-year colleges and universities nationwide listed by U.S. News, 389 are classified as National Universities.
The full 2021 rankings results can be accessed on the U.S. News Best Colleges website.