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The only Augustinian Catholic university in the nation, Villanova values a personalized experience where teachers and students are partners in learning and scholarly inquiry. From undergraduate to doctoral students, Villanovans are intellectually inspired, morally grounded, globally minded. Villanova attracts and forges world changers—people who ignite positive change everywhere life takes them. 

EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS

BACHELOR'S

60+ bachelor's programs in the liberal arts, business, engineering, nursing and the sciences

MASTER'S

40+ master's programs across disciplines, including 5-year bachelor's/master's programs

DOCTORAL

Distinctive doctoral programs in the fields of engineering, nursing, philosophy and theology

LAW

JD and joint degrees offered in coordination with other schools and departments

ONLINE

Degree and certificate programs offered online, in-person or hybrid
depending on individual learning needs

CERTIFICATE

A wide variety of undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate certificates,
as well as non-credit professional programs

AT A GLANCE

6,700

FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

3,500

GRADUATE AND LAW
STUDENTS

98

FULBRIGHT STUDENT AWARD RECIPIENTS SINCE 2016

97.8%

UNDERGRADUATE 
PLACEMENT RATE

135,000

ALUMNI
WORLDWIDE

12

MILES
OUTSIDE PHILADELPHIA

ACADEMICS

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Villanova University is a closely connected academic community with renowned faculty, rich resources and a personalized, supportive learning environment.

Villanova provides exceptional opportunities for a wide range of academic experiences, including hands-on research, interdisciplinary collaboration and experiential learning.

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VILLANOVA NEWS

Pair of Villanova Engineering Professors Receive Prestigious U.S. Fulbright Scholar Awards

Pair of Villanova Engineering Professors Receive Prestigious U.S. Fulbright Scholar Awards

Villanova professors of Electrical and Computer Engineering, James Peyton Jones, PhD and Pritpal Singh, PhD, have been selected to receive U.S. Fulbright Scholar grants by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The two professors have dedicated their careers to humanitarian engineering and will expand their efforts during the 2022-2023 academic year as Fulbright Scholars.

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Villanova Biology Professor Receives Grant from National Science Foundation for African Lizard Research

Villanova Biology Professor Receives Grant from National Science Foundation for African Lizard Research

Villanova University's Aaron Bauer, PhD, professor of Biology and Gerald M. Lemole, MD, Endowed Chair in Integrative Biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator on a grant from the National Science Foundation to support his project, “Collaborative Research: Assessing the Systematics and Diversity of Haemosporida in African lizards.”

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Villanova Theatre Professor James Ijames receives the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Drama

Villanova Theatre Professor James Ijames receives the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Drama

James Ijames, associate professor of Theatre in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the 2022 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Drama. The Pulitzer Prize for Drama is given to a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life.

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Read the Spring 2022 Edition of Villanova Magazine Online

Read the Spring 2022 Edition of Villanova Magazine Online

The digital edition of the Spring 2022 issue of Villanova Magazine is now available. The cover story features Alyssa Stark, PhD, Department of Biology, who is steering fascinating research on adhesion in geckos, ants and sea urchins. Also, in this issue, an insider’s tour of The Commons and a look at Villanova University’s vast and impressive art collection.

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Villanovan to be Appointed to Commission on Presidential Scholars

Villanovan to be Appointed to Commission on Presidential Scholars

President of the United States Joseph R. Biden, Jr., announced his intent to appoint 21 new members to the Commission on Presidential Scholars, among those Neil J. Horgan, Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Villanova University. The announcement was made by The White House in a press release, Friday, July 15.

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Villanova Scientist Part of Team Producing First Image of Black Hole in Our Galaxy

Villanova Scientist Part of Team Producing First Image of Black Hole in Our Galaxy

Joey Neilsen, PhD, assistant professor of Physics, is a part of a team of astronomers that unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy. The findings yield valuable clues about the workings of these massive objects believed to live at the center of most galaxies. The image was produced after years of work by a global research team called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration using observations from a worldwide network of radio telescopes.

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VILLANOVA ATHLETICS

Villanova student-athletes are powerfully connected to a tradition of excellence—both academic and athletic. They strive and triumph as much in the classroom as they do in competition.

And for student-athletes and fans alike, Villanova Athletics is a special way to experience the bond of the Nova Nation.

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VILLANOVA'S CAMPUS

Villanova University is located on a 260-acre campus, 12 miles/19 kilometers west of Philadelphia. Three campus rail stops provide quick access to Philadelphia. Villanova also is conveniently close to New York and Washington, D.C.

A map drawing that shows NYC is 95mi/2-hr drive to Villanova, Philadelphia is 12mi/20-min drive to Villanova, Washington DC is 135mi/2.5-hr drive to Villanova