Villanova University

1,354 reviews
  1. Villanova, PA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
Villanova University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Villanova University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
49%
SAT Range
1220-1400
ACT Range
28-31
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$32,704/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,862/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,698/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,237/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,312/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,809/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.83 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.81 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.81 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,554Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    44%
  • Well-rounded
    27%
  • Determined
    12%
  • Villanovian
    12%
  • Ignorant
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.117 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.131 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Community
    32%
  • A lot of school pride
    26%
  • Great repuation
    26%
  • Balanced
    9%
  • School itself is great
    3%
  • Sucks
    3%

After Villanova University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$73,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.64 responses

Reviews

1,354 reviews
  • Excellent
    267
  • Very Good
    482
  • Average
    477
  • Poor
    92
  • Terrible
    36
My first year here as an international student is not lonely as I expected. I got into the Learning Community Program that the university offers and it has been a meaningful experience, and also an easy way for me to connect and get to know the other freshmen coming here. This program is about first-year students choosing the same learning community in which they can live next to each other, go to the same classes, and that has made life in university much more comfortable and fun! The professors are great and kind, they always offer help when you have trouble understanding materials. The campus is beautiful, and there are many places you can stop by near Villanova. The spirit here is also fundamentally strong, can be manifested by the passion for basketball here, maybe because the school's team won the NCAA last year. Overall: Nova Nation!
  • Freshman
  • 1 month ago
Villanova has a great balance of community, rigor, and professional development. The student body is extremely welcoming and supportive, there is a niche for everyone. The professors are passionate and speak from real world experiences. They are always available for office hours and do not have TAs- they do all the grading, tutoring, etc. themselves creating a personal relationship with students. I feel extremely confident in my job search. The career center provides excellent resources in finding internships and jobs, and Villanova is highly regarded by employers who frequently recruit on campus. I love Nova and I wouldn't change a thing!
  • College Junior
  • 11 months ago
The Business School (VSB), especially, has terrific connections. Villanova students GET JOBS. Villanova alumni hire Villanova students because they just have that much love and passion for the school. Business school students have the best opportunities, but that is not to say that the other schools do not have success stories! You'll get a fantastic education and experience through any of the schools--hell, the College of Engineering is also nationally ranked--but the VSB alumni seem to be constantly, consistently reaching out to current students. Businesses WANT us.
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago