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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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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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many different cheap places nearby, like Chipotle and Panera. However, late night options are very limited.

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4 College Junior

Academics: I have never had a class with more than 35 students, which makes for a much more personal classroom, and therefore a much better learning experience.

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4 College Junior

Academics: One of the biggest majors in the Arts and Science schools. There are also 8 different specializations that students can focus on, which makes it a very diverse major.

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College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: On campus housing is provided for all students except for seniors, so seniors are forced to live off campus. That being said, there are a lot of options of where to live, with a variety of location and cost.


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