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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: They take smoking weed pretty seriously at villanova and you will get in some pretty big trouble if you get caught. Also our campus police along with local police busted at least two LSD dealers, one of which had $9,000 cash in his dormitory. The administration is pretty lenient with alcohol though. As long as you are not falling over or throwing up they will usually look the other way.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus is relatively safe, specially now, because Public Safety is being armed.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've had an excellent time

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are many opportunities to take advantage of.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It is comfortable and there are a lot of options around campus.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not very interested in Greek life, but Villanova does offer it to those who are. They are very involved.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Villanova is a basketball university, they are good and focused on what they do.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Villanova is an excellent university in all aspects. It is obviously not a perfect university but there is something for everyone. I've had an overall good experience, and I have learned more than I could have imagined.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Saftey is not even a question here. Some greedy students might steal valuable things if they are left unattended but there is no dangers to students on campus.(other than alcohol)

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The main reason I chose this school was because of its size and academic reputation. The small classroom size makes a very big difference in the classroom and I know that my friends at bigger schools are unknown to all of their professors while I know at least four professors who know be by name after my freshman year.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Villanova alumni love hiring Villanova students. I am a freshman so I have not experienced this first hand yet but I am not worried about securing a job that I will be happy doing in the slightest.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Villanova is an incredibly safe environment, there has not been a time when I felt unsafe on campus

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Courses especially in the science areas tend to be challenging, but professors take special interest in students progress

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman housing and location are the most optimal and spacious on campus, afterwards dorm size among the sophomore class is considerately smaller.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Getting into intramurals sports is super easy, engaging, and fun.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: If given the opportunity I would definitely choose my current school again. The community around the school is extremely open and I have made great friends during these first two semseters.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never once felt unsafe on campus. Villanova is in Radnor which is a very safe place in general. If you leave campus and go into Philly you should definitely know your way around/where you're going, but I personally have never felt particularly unsafe in Philly.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love it here so much! Truly a wonderful school and I am so happy I chose to come here!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: We just gained national status instead of regional, so the value of a Nova education is only increasing. The best part about coming here is that you leave well rounded and have been challenged to think in a way that will change the world.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on South is so much fun (although it's a bit of a hike to get to class). I'm so sad to be leaving. It's really just a great way to start because you're surrounded by all freshman. I had a bit of trouble getting the housing I wanted for next semester because my year is pretty large, but I'd say that's pales in comparison to the rest of the great things about this school.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not in Greek life, but my roommate this year is. She's personally not that involved with it, but I know it's a big deal for some people. We have delayed rush here which I think is awesome. It means that everyone makes their friends before joining a sorority or a frat and I think that's really important. There's been some problem with frats and hazing and since Villanova is a bit on the stricter side, it's not uncommon for some of the "higher tier" ones to get kicked off campus for a little while. Pretty sure frats are harder to get in than sororities, but I think that's just because guys care more about tiers than girls do.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Nova pride is huge for all sports, and we have a few stellar teams *cough cough* basketball *cough cough*. The athletes are supported by professors and other students, but I wouldn't say there's a RIDICULOUS amount of favoritism though there is some. Gyms for students are pretty nice, but honestly the athletic facilities are pretty old. It's kind of endearing though, you grow to love the pavilion and Jake Nevin even with all their quirks.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love it here at Nova! The atmosphere is truly that of a close knit community yet the school is still big enough to offer the alumni connections and some of the research opportunities available at bigger schools. There are so many different opportunities to get involved on campus - there truly is (many) something(s) for everyone. Orientation at Nova was absolutely spectacular and they really pulled out all the stops to welcome us. But it became clear very quickly that this would be a theme for my next four years. At Nova, you go big with school pride, or you go home. I think this was seen very clearly after we won the basketball national championships this year. We're still riding that wave of glory. Overall, there's just so much that I love about Nova and I really can't wait to find even more to love about in the three years I have left here. Ignite change, go Cats!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public saftey is strong and there to help.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall fantastic quality of classes and professors. Some professors are too relgious and infringe their beliefs on certain topics. It's not the worst thing and it's sometimes nice - but coming from a fairly non-religous background, it's a little different for me.

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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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