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Colleges / Villanova University

Villanova University

Villanova, PA 4-Year Private

About Villanova

Villanova University is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Villanova, PA, less than an hour from Philadelphia.

Founded in 1842, the institution currently enrolls around 11,032 students a year, including 7,037 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Admissions Facts About Villanova

Acceptance rate: 31%

Average GPA: 4.23

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: January 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: April 1

What's the acceptance rate at Villanova University in 2021?

It is very difficult to get into Villanova University. Villanova accepts around 31 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Villanova is 4.23 on a 4.0 scale.

In 2021, 6,555 applicants were waitlisted and 210 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Villanova a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 1,668 students who started at Villanova as first-time freshman, 1,490 graduate within four years.

Villanova's six-year graduation for undergrads is 92 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $36,716 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Villanova sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Villanova a good school for YOU?

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College Info

800 Lancaster Avenue Villanova, PA 19085-1699

Campus Setting: Suburban

Villanova Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Villanova is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Villanova is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Villanova ACT Scores


ACT Range

31 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

34 and Above


31 to 34


31 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Villanova is 33. Students with an ACT score of 34 and above have a good chance of getting into Villanova. Students with an ACT score that falls between 31 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 31 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Villanova SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1330 - 1460


Math SAT Range

670 - 760


Reading SAT Range

650 - 710

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1460 and Above


1330 to 1460


1330 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Villanova students is 1395. Applicants with SAT scores of 1460 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Villanova, while applicants with SAT scores between 1330 to 1460 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1330 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Villanova.

Villanova Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Villanova is like? There are approximately 10,848 students enrolled at Villanova, including 6,865 undergraduate students and 3,983 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 22% percent are from PA and 78% percent of students are from other states.


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