Villanova University in Villanova

Villanova, PA

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Villanova University offers 443-degree programs and 10 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 49%. The most popular test is SAT - 57% of students submitted it in comparison to 43% of students who submitted ACT. 47.7% are women, and 52.3% are men. 3% percents of international students. Villanova University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Villanova University is 35565$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $50316 and $60694 per year. 90% of full-time Villanova University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $73,900, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Villanova University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Villanova University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$21,862
$30,001 - $48,000$19,698
$48,001 - $75,000$23,237
$75,001 - $110,000$31,312

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6737

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


3569 of Villanova University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 50 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Villanova University number 6 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Villanova University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Villanova University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Navy

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Villanova University graduation rate is above the national average.

90% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Villanova University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

10 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Villanova University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 23%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $30k - $40k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 63%, so Villanova University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 14%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Villanova University full-time retention rate is 96% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Villanova University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1790 - 2090

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 590 - 690
Math: 610 - 710
Writing: 590 - 690

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Villanova University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
29 - 32

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 29 - 34
Math: 27 - 32
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Villanova University is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Villanova University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Villanova University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in Pennsylvania.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 800 Lancaster Ave address in Villanova, Pennsylvania.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Villanova University with 0.36% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, aggravated assault, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Villanova University offers 443 programs in total: 165 are for Bachelor's degree, 125 - for Master's degree, 90 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 42 - for Post-master's certificate, 9 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, and 6 are Associate's degree.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 394 universities in Pennsylvania state, with one of the highest number of Post-master's certificate. Villanova University is one of the few institutions in Pennsylvania that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 10 distance education programs that are provided in the Villanova University: 7 are for Master's degree and 3 are Bachelor's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.


Villanova University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 7663 students with 229897 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1922 with 46131 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 549 students.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Villanova University

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construction. again. neat-o!

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we are the best!! go villanova

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Watched a hell of a game their one night.

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PROS: - Prestigious, well-respected, Christian-grounded academic environment with a wide range of quality professors and interesting classes that is supportive of all walks of life and backgrounds. - Renowned Naval ROTC program for creating Naval and Marine Corps Officers. - Fun and dynamic Band that supports the sports teams including the much-celebrated Villanova Basketball team. - Solid law school - There have been more recent high-quality renovations across campus. - The Business school is stellar - There are multiple Master's degrees that you can pursue. - The church and grounds are beautiful - The entire university staff, including the senior leadership, care deeply about the staff and students in their wellbeing. - Impressive accommodations for physically challenged students. - Overall diverse in race, gender, religion, background, and viewpoint. - Strong Greek presence on campus with the large quantity of sororities and fraternities. - Solid alumni base and networking opportunities. - A large dedicated department specifically designed to help students with resume development, job interviews, resources, mock interviews, etc. - Made great friendships with the kind and dedicated food staff members. - Extensive and expensively-designed fitness and sports facilities. - A portion of the main library is always open for you to work on assignments and papers there 24/7. - LOVE the flowering trees in the Spring. Unmatched.CONS: - It is expensive. Including the coffee. - Certain departments are clearly given more attention and upkeep with the allotted funds and support. - The local Amtrak train does not operate 24/7. You have to time your excursions and travel correctly or else drive.OVERALL: Work hard and go to this school if you want to set yourself up well for life!

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Overall Rating:

Absolutely horrible experience. Signed up for a Green Belt certification and upon my first week, had a death in the family. I called the headhunter that signed me up and told her I would not be able to complete the scheduled track due to the misfortune. Told me that I was taken care of on the spot and that I could continue the class on the next cycle. Come to find out, she didn't and they took all of my money with no reimbursement and since I was disenrolled, I could no longer take the course. Now I am stuck with a student loan for five thousand dollars, three boxes of books that I can't sell, and nothing to show for it. I called her back after I found out what happened and I was informed that "these things happen". The epitome of unprofessional. A month later, they tried to get me to go to it again, without remembering who I was. Horrible experience.

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Location & Website

Address: 800 Lancaster Avenue


Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6105194500

Institution is active in current year: 1

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