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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm sure it's comparable to most college towns.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Okay places, Philadelphia is better.

3 College Freshman

Administration: They are fair and give people second chances.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Don't like how they take away Nova scholarship if you receive outside scholarship eventhough I still need more aid.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Tend to hang out more with my friends or go into Philadelphia.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Food is good, always have enough to eat and it tastes good.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Good sized rooms and clean shower facilities. Close to dining hall!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I think that, even though the workload can definitely be tough at times, this is such a great community that challenges you without making you feel like you're in a cut-throat competitive environment. It's something that you might not fully appreciate, that you can ask a classmate what the heck is the assignment that you forgot you had to do for tomorrow, or get some clarification on a tough lab question without any concern. Veritas Unitas Caritas. Your peers want to lift you up, not to tear you down, and that is pretty wonderful. Oh, and the food is pretty good.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I haven't been disappointed at a local restaurant yet. Campus shuttles and the trains generally make everything accessible, and a lot of people talk about the good quality and diversity of food in Philly pretty often.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Villanova men's basketball is huge. Other sports kind of get overshadowed in turn, but there are still plenty of people who participate.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I'm very happy with the CBN program. It's new this year, and it covers everything that I'm interested in. I find that there aren't many kids who dislike their programs. Some people aren't big fans of the core, but that's not a huge deal to me.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't really party, so I'm not sure what the best places are. From what I've heard, the formals can be pretty fun.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The rules here are usually pretty reasonable, and attendance policies lighten up a lot after your first year. I feel like most of the rules that are in place are meant to keep the students safe.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most of what I know about off campus housing comes from what I know after talking with other people on campus, and from my brother's experience when he was here.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe. The only issues that typically occur are theft related. Some sexual assault cases are prevalent at fraternity parties, so don't go to them.

4 College Junior

Administration: The RA's can be pretty strict when they are walking the halls. This mostly affects freshman and sophomores in dorms. A few annoying RA's cause them all to have a bad reputation for actively looking for drinking. On one occasion, my dorm room was knocked on by an RA because he heard a soda can placed on the desk. He assumed it was a beer can. Hope they change RA's

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There are a number of both aid- and need-based scholarships available for students. Tuition is really expensive at Villanova, but a lot of people receive enough of the available financial aid, grants, and scholarships to attend smoothly each year.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am an English and Humanities double major at Villanova and I am greatly satisfied. The faculty members are so knowledgeable and invested in the students' success that I always feel like my professors genuinely care about me and all the work I do. The curriculum and workload can be tough, but that's just part of going to a prestigious university. I have no qualms or regrets with any of the academics I have been a part of on campus thus far.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Villanova is a terrific and underrated university worth consideration from anybody. Its social life is unmatched, and its academic rigor and tradition is impressive to say the least. I love it here.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Villanova is in a perfect location because it is midway between quaint suburbs like Bryn Mawr and the always-exciting city of Philadelphia. There is an infinite amount of things to do that are within 20 minutes by train or car.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Everyone lives off-campus in their senior year at Villanova except for a few protected demographics, like Varsity athletes, Presidential scholars, and female engineers. The options are pretty open and the prices are average. The places most people live in are far from the Ritz but not complete dumps either.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life is fairly present on Villanova's campus - apparently 1 in 3 women are in a sorority and 1 in 7 men are in a fraternity - but it certainly doesn't dominate the social scene like some southern colleges. Greeks and non-Greeks are not at odds with one another like in other universities and the purposes of Greek life are mostly limited to partying and the occasional philanthropic cause.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Villanova's community is all about varsity athletics, particularly our highly successful basketball team (#6 in the nation as of this review). During football season, the stands are always packed with fans and the parking lots are crowded with tailgaters from both the college and the local community. It's nice to be a part of a campus that has such pride in its athletes.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: For anyone under 21 years old who doesn't have a car, the party scene at Villanova can be difficult. This is because the administration at Villanova is very strict on underage and on-campus drinking, so the only real way to have a nightlife is to leave campus or go to a local bar, which is impossible without some kind of transportation. With that being said, the parties that do occur on campus are usually intimate and enjoyable. As with most colleges, off-campus parties vary in success based on who's hosting them, but generally they lead to a fun night.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Campus Corner, NOVA Grill, and Wingers are good spots right down the street. Otherwise, outside food is at least a 40 minute walk away, but if you are willing to take a car or our on-campus train into Wayne, Bryn Mawr, or Philly, there is a whole slew of incredible eating options, especially in Philly.

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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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