Villanova University Summary

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St. Thomas of Villanova Church

Basic Statistics

Villanova, PA
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
46 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Villanova basketball
  • Class sizes
  • School spirit
  • Location, location, location

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • It can be relatively quiet some weekends
  • Main Line is better accessible with a car
  • Work load can be intense
  • When Villanova basketball loses

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Villanova Student Reviews

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I did not apply but this is what I heard

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Local can sometimes not enjoy the college student but for the most time the students are welcomed.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Nova is located in suburban Philadelphia right on the main line. It's a very safe, very wealthy area. It is also very, very boring. It's a 20 minute train to center city Philadelphia though which is nice.

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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: I would definitely say that Villanova is overpriced for what you receive. Housing costs are astronomical for really crappy dorms with no AC. The social scene is dependent on what organizations you get involved in. Greeks tend to have more active social lives than non-greeks. The bars are pretty good, i would definitely recommend investing in a good fake ID before arriving on campus, especially to freshman guys because you will definitely not be able to get into any of the frats, girls tend not to have a problem getting into parties.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The campus is beautiful. There are tons of greens and various study spaces. No complaints.


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