Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeA-
Villanova University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
NCAA Division I-AA
Colonial Athletic Association
Villanova University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.83 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.81 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.81 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.117 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.131 responses
After Villanova University
- Very Good482
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!
- 1 month ago
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!
- College Freshman
- 7 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