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Villanova University Again Ranked Among the Nation’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report

Aerial view of Villanova University.

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova University has again been included among the top National Universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 “Best Colleges” rankings.

Villanova’s inclusion (#51) among the nation’s best colleges and universities is another indication of the University’s continued prominence and forward momentum. Over the past five years, Villanova’s undergraduate applications have increased by more than 15 percent. Students at the University consistently earn some of the nation’s most prestigious national scholarships and awards, with 116 Villanovans receiving Fulbright U.S. Student Grants since 2016. 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 97.8 percent for the class of 2021.

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, 440 are classified as National Universities.

The full 2023 rankings results can be accessed on the U.S. News Best Colleges website.

About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's six colleges—the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Ranked among the nation’s top universities, Villanova supports its students’ intellectual growth and prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. For more, visit