If you are considering submitting an application to Villanova, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 15 and the application fee costs $80.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.
|Villanova 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||4.2|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||72%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||60%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||40%|
Villanova University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
Mark your calendar!
The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Villanova will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
It is very difficult to get into Villanova. Villanova evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Villanova accepted 31% of all applicants, around 6,770 of the 22,083 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Villanova, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
In 2021, Villanova waitlisted 6,555 students. Of those, 2,563 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Villanova must submit the following items. Double check with Villanova's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Villanova have an average unweighted GPA of 4.2.
Out of all students that were admitted, 23% submitted a class rank. At Villanova 72% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 95% were in the top 25% and 99% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Villanova University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||36.6%|
|3.50 and 3.74||22.54%|
|3.25 and 3.49||8.94%|
|3.00 and 3.24||0%|
|2.50 and 2.9||2.13%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0%|
Villanova does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Villanova is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 60% of Villanova's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 40% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Villanova students scored 750 or higher and 75% of students scored 650 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Villanova students scored 710 or higher, and 75% scored a 650 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Villanova, you should strive to earn between 30 and 33 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Villanova's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.
A 30 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Villanova students. Only one out of every four students scored below 30.
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For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is June 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Villanova during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Villanova?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Villanova.
Does Villanova accept transfer credits?
Villanova accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Villanova accepts:
Does Villanova accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Villanova accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Villanova?
Villanova is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Villanova's acceptance rate?
Villanova's acceptance rate is 31%.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Villanova, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 4.23. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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