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Colleges / Villanova University

Villanova University

Villanova, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate25%
Acceptance Rate25%

About Villanova

Villanova University Overview

Villanova University is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Villanova, Pennsylvania. Villanova was founded in 1842 and the school now enrolls around 10,885 students per year, which includes 7,047 undergrad students. Villanova provides on-campus housing for up to 5,500 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 85% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is January 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by April 1.

Student Involvement at Villanova

Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and 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 both 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.

2022 Villanova Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 25%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 60%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.9
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 28%
Tuition $60,768
Percent of Need Met 80%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $45,508

Is Villanova a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better sense of what Villanova offers and if the school seems like the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Villanova University

It is very difficult to get into Villanova. The acceptance rate at Villanova is 25%. Last year, 24,410 students applied to Villanova and 6,162 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Villanova

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure 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% return for the next year. Around 89% of students who started at Villanova earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. 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 Outcomes for Villanova Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

The average starting salary for recent Villanova grads is $65,695 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 $45,508 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $37,273 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 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available 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! No one should ever pay to fill out 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, is Villanova the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school 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 would like 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

Villanova ACT Scores


ACT Range

31 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

34 and Above


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31 and Less


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Villanova SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

690 - 760


Reading SAT Range

660 - 730

Villanova Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Villanova is like? There are approximately 10,885 students enrolled at Villanova, including 7,047 undergraduate students and 3,838 graduate students. 97% 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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