Villanova

Villanova University

800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova, United States
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  • Total Documents
    304
  • Class Notes
    237
  • Textbook Notes
    14
  • Study Guides
    53
  • Currently Enrolled
    107
  • Previously Enrolled
    69

Overview of Villanova University (Villanova)

About this school

Villanova University, founded in 1842, is a private, church-affiliated, comprehensive university. In the Roman Catholic Augustinian tradition, Villanova emphasizes the disciplines of philosophy and theology, seeking to influence the search for world peace and justice. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Commerce and Finance, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Nursing. Through academic programs and the pastoral ministry, the university provides for its faculty, students and staff the opportunities for public service to the community. Ultimately, all of the programs and support offered in this arena are seen as a means of developing the total person intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, culturally, socially and physically. Its 254-acre campus is located in Villanova, 12 miles west of Philadelphia.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,966
    • Men:3,284 (47.1%)
    • Women:3,682 (52.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (Villanova)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Villanova University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
4
-
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
800 Lancaster Avenue
City, State, Zip
Villanova, PA  19085-1699
Phone
(610) 519-4000
Fax
(610) 519-6450
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$80
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 20

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
36% of 21,112 applicants were admitted
Women
37% of 11,109 applicants were admitted
Men
35% of 10,003 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,811 (24%) of 7,594 admitted students enrolled
Women
950 (23%) of 4,068 admitted students enrolled
Men
861 (24%) of 3,526 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
4.09
375 And Above
80%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
5%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
630-730 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
43%
• Score 600 - 700
43%
• Score 500 - 600
13%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
620-710 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
31%
• Score 600 - 700
57%
• Score 500 - 600
12%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
30-33 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
81%
• Score 24 - 29
18%
• Score 18 - 23
1%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Villanova)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $51,284 (75.16121467932935%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,548 (19.85578614139993%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,100 (1.6121467932934694%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,300 (3.370852385977254%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Villanova University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
January 15
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003388
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,204 (70.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
858 (71.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
832 (97.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
103 (12.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$38,853
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 786 (94.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $34,470
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 792 (95.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,167
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 78 (9.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
104 (6.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,710

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,919 (60.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,223 (82.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,093 (96.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
312 (10.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$36,683
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,912 (94.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,405
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,931 (94.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,069
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 157 (5.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
498 (7.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,497

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,752
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, endowed and restricted scholarships and grants
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
International Studies, Military Science
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,842

Academics & Instruction (Villanova)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


618

Part-Time Faculty


421

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 33% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 35% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 19% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 54% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
700
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Villanova University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


94.7%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


87.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


90%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


90.0%

Programs & Majors (Villanova)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (51)


  • Accounting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, arts/liberal studies, classical studies, communication, criminal justice, political science, psychology, Spanish, religious studies, computer science, biology, chemistry, mathematics, mathematics/applied statistics, human resources development, business information systems/software engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Church Management, Master of Science in Analytics

Master's Programs of Study (50)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Applied Statistics
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Database Systems
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Human Resources Development
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Missions and Missiology
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Secondary Education
  • Software Engineering
  • Taxation
  • Theater
  • Theology
  • Water Resources Engineering

Campus Life (Villanova)

Location & Geography

Population


5,900

Nearest Metropolitan Area


254 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Philadelphia

Weather


Temperature
22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
20 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


66% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


34%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wildcat
School Colors
Navy blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
football, softball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Villanova University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, blue key society, new student orientation counselor program, special olympics, campus activities team, student government association

Sororities


32% of women participate

Fraternities


17% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,525

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,966
Women
3,682
Men
3,284

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 6.6% Asian
  • 5.1% Black/African-American
  • 7.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 75.8% White
  • 2.0% Unknown

International Students


1.9% from 44 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


4,017

Student Resources (Villanova)

Study resources