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About Villanova

Villanova Early Decision Results Release Date 2021

Villanova will release their ED1 results on Wednesday, December 15th at 5 pm EST. Share results and connect with other early applicants in the Villanova Community discussion.

Good luck to all early applicants!

Villanova University Overview

Villanova University is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Villanova was founded in 1842 and now enrolls around 11,032 students a year, including 7,037 undergrads. Villanova offers housing for up to 5,500 students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms. On the weekends, about 85% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Villanova! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of Villanova's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Villanova students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Villanova has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Villanova has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Villanova on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at Villanova on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2022 is January 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should find out if they got admitted by April 1.

2021 Villanova Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 31%
Average GPA 4.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 60%
Tuition $56,730

Is Villanova a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution 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.

Let's take a look at all of these areas to get a better idea of what Villanova offers and if it sounds like a good choice for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Villanova University

It is very difficult to get into Villanova. The acceptance rate at Villanova is 31%. Out of 22,083 applications received in 2021, 6,770 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Villanova

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Villanova, around 96% are still enrolled the next year. Villanova's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 92%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Villanova Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

The average starting salary for recent Villanova grads is $63,061 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Villanova

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Villanova meets 80% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Villanova full-time are awarded $41,496 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $36,716 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Villanova. Based on this information, how does Villanova sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Villanova a good school for you?

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Where is Villanova?

Villanova is located in the suburban setting of Villanova, Pennsylvania, less than an hour from Philadelphia.

If you want to see Villanova for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 476 to Villanova, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Philadelphia International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Villanova and Villanova are like without leaving home.

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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


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Wondering what life at Villanova is like? There are approximately 11,032 students enrolled at Villanova, including 7,037 undergraduate students and 3,995 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 21% percent are from PA and 79% percent of students are from other states.


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