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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Frequently sending emails just to get the awards and aid that I rightfully earned and deserved makes the process more complicated than it should be.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most of the off-campus housing that I have seen are clusters of students in the same situation, while the quality of living in these spaces is not very high.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All of my professors have been more than willing to offer assistance both in and out of the classroom to make sure that I get the best grade that I deserve.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have heard that many Villanova graduates are picked up and offered jobs by other Villanova grads that establish a network of alumni helping each other get in the field.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Public safety officers have never given me a problem and are generally approachable and there to help.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Residence life is what you make it. A bad dorm can be made better with good roommates and hall residents.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I didn't participate in much "nightlife", but if there is anything to say it is that Philadelphia has a variety of excellent live music venues that I frequently visited.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Basketball season is when the campus comes to life, otherwise there is little interest shown for football and everything else.

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: People involved in Greek life isolate themselves from people not involved. Even though it doesn't have a massive presence, those involved make it bigger than it appears.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The meal plan can be confusing at first, but there are many options open at flexible hours that allow for much-needed diversity.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt threatened walking around campus, even at night. Public safety officers are always present if needed.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Engineers are a tight-knit group of students within their disciplines, and it is very easy to find help and make friends.

College Freshman

Majors: I haven't had the opportunity to take an internship yet.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Downtown Philadelphia is only a train ride away, and once you're in Philly there is an abundance of culture and activities to partake in.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: It's a little limiting because of all the different colleges within the school

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Study hard and get good SAT scores

4 College Sophomore

Academics: It's work, but it's a highly ranked school

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: It's fairly good for cafeteria food

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: It's such a pretty campus!

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It's ok, it's like any other school

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's Phillie, so there are a bunch of restaurants

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know much about it, I live on campus

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They can be fairly strict

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Sometimes it could be hard being different.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: All freshman live on South campus, which is great because they are all living in the same little area, and all eat at the same dining hall, so you can get to know and get familiar with the students in your class. The sophomore housing is all located on Main campus, which is convenient because that is where all the buildings with classes are. Everyone knows that the only good place to live as a sophomore is in the quad in Sullivan or Sheehan hall, and if you're not in the 2/3 of sophomores that live there, the remaining living options are significantly worse. Juniors live in on campus apartments on West campus, which are really nice and have a whole kitchen.

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Margaret Rigas
Lancaster, PA
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Villanova is a school that grows on you—for some it takes only until the end of orientation, for others it takes two semesters or more. Whatever the case, students get caught up in what it means to be a Villanovan and to be from the 'Nova nation. Villanova provides students with an excellent education, well enough to confidently put alumni head-to-head with Ivy grads and be successful. Outside of its rich academic tradition, the students at Villanova come to know and appreciate their fellow students, professors, and surrounding community.

Going to Villanova gives students a unique perspective on college life. Even with a lack of diversity and a party scene that doesn’t start to pick up until you are a junior, Villanova is a fun place to be. Villanova will not give you the typical college life of a wild youth, but regardless, it is a school that is exciting and full of good times. While that might not be what you are looking for, the students who do attend Villanova end up loving the school for everything it offers, from its basketball games and rich traditions, to its Catholic heritage and the full load of academics. It’s a school that you can grow into comfortably, and looking back in later years, are glad to call your home away from home.

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