Located on a beautiful 260-acre campus 10 kilometers west of Philadelphia, Villanova University is the only Augustinian Catholic university in the United States. 

Villanova provides a comprehensive education rooted in the liberal arts; a commitment to the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity and love; and a community dedicated to service to others.

Villanova is comprised of 10,000 students, about 6,500 of whom are undergraduates in nearly 60 different majors. Students apply to one of four academic colleges: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering or the College of Nursing.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Villanova, Pennsylvania 
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 29%
  • Average ACT range: 31-33
  • Average SAT range: 1400-1500
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Art History; Arts; Astronomy; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Criminal Justice; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Genetics; Geography; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Law; Liberal Arts; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Military Sciences; Neuroscience; Nursing; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Relations/Affairs; Sociology; Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors availablehttp://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/admission/academics/programs.html


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid; Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $78,214


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Women's Rowing; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball; Women's Water Polo

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