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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The nursing courses are challenging for me. I'm definitely better at the bedside than taking tests. I have learned a lot and am excited to continue to do so. I really like my friends. Sometimes it's difficult to choose between C fiends and academics. The class sizes are great. I like the living situations. The nursing professors really care about me having success.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Through emailing many professors and administrators in the nursing program I was put in touch with a nursing director at Brigham and Women's Hospital on a general medicine floor and was offered a summer externship as a patient care assistant on the floor. I have learned an incredible amount at this position and am so grateful to everyone who helped me get the interview in the first place.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I really trust the public safety officers. My roommate freshman year was sexually assaulted and we wanted her to tell someone but she decided not to. Otherwise I feel completely safe in the town of Villanova and on campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I had a triple freshman year. It was cramped and o was not good friends with my two roommates but I liked the overall dorm. I was in the leadership community. Sophomore year I lived relatively far away from classes but I had a larger room than people who lived in the quad.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Frat parties are fun freshman year but they get repetitive. They are also pretty exclusive and are difficult to get to because the parties are spread by mouth or on Facebook to sorority groups. I am not in a sorority but I am indifferent towards them. Not many of my close friends are in them either.

5 College Junior

Athletics: I absolutely love watching the basketball games. I have a great lottery number so I can go to all home games. I do attend other varsity sports games and play intramural with friends. I love the sports at school.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the school spirit, especially with the basketball team. It's amazing that everyone is excited for the games and come together to cheer them on. I also really like the nursing program. I am learning such valuable skills to be the best nurse I can be. I would choose my school again. I love my friends. I wish tuition and board weren't so expensive, though.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: As all other colleges, there is drugs. Mostly alcohol and marijuana, but I have never seen anyone do a "hard drug", I know of some but it ain't that popular.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: During the two semester I've been in Nova, the courses and professors have been excellent. There was one class I found extremely easy but the other classes were challenging and relatively exiting. Class sizes are less than 25 unless you are in a lecture class.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm only in my second year, so I haven't experienced any internships or job opportunities yet on my field, but through word of mouth and what I have seen, Villanova is well respected among the professional world and a degree from it has value. The alumni network is very usefull to find first jobs and interships through linkedin and visits. The career center has already had several different encounters will me (as a freshmen) that demonstrates how they life to be envolved in a students life since they enter Villanova.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I really have never felt unsafe on campus, in terms of any outside criminal activity and/or sexual assault. I really have not heard of much sexual assault cases, only 2 and they were not friends of mine. I'm sure it happens around campus just as any other college but I feel it happens less in Villanova.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Based on my first year, living on campus has been great! The freshmen dorms are a bit secluded from main campus but it's just a 5 min walk to main campus and a max of 15 minutes to the furthest building. Campus feels safe and since all the freshmen are together, you make friends quickly and always see them around. Campus is not small enough that you feel life high school and not big enough that you never see anybody you know.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is not really that big in Villanova because the greek houses are off campus. You don't have to be part of a frat to party but it would help you find parties easier; if not you would mostly dorm drink, club parties, and local bars.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Could not imagine myself at any other school. Most of the professors are phenomenal. I am working with one on a research project in the summer, and she really goes out of her way to help you. The class size is really small and if you are in a large class size, the professors do a great job of breaking you up and getting to know you.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The alumni base is phenomenal and always around campus. A lot of the times they are stationed in Bartley to network!

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Arming of public safety will increase protection. I never feel unsafe on campus.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: I have had a positive experience with it. Even being in a triple my freshman and sophomore year, I had no issues with space. The RA's are really nice and living in a learning community enabled me to make friends easily.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek like, but I see their presence around campus. They set up booths and run bake sales for their philanthropic events. Not a huge fan of certain sororities.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Villanova basketball really unites people across campus. People get involved by going to games and cheering them on.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would spend many more years at Villanova if I could. At first when I came here, for the first month and a half of my freshman year I got bronchitis/pneumonia. After that first month and a half and seeing the kindness and care from others, I knew this was the right community for me. I am the vice president of the Baking club, I am on the executive board for the Campus Activities Team, and I am a section editor/managing editor of the Yearbook. My favorite experience was this past year as a sophomore. My role on the Campus Activities Team was planning the Game-Watch parties for students for watching Villanova Basketball games. I helped plan and run the watch parties for every March Madness game. The one run for the Championship game in the Pavillion where 4,000 Villanovans crowded inside to watch, I was the one who helped plan and run that with an advisor. The most incredible opportunity I have received to date.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Have had lunch with professors and gotten a good bit of extra credit because I asked for it and was able to form good relationships with my professors.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Job placement at 'Nova is GREAT. I know people who have gone into six figure jobs after graduating, and there are LOTS of recruiting events on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Public safety keeps a very good eye out on students, and will be militarized in the next year.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Signing up for who to live with is a VERY dramatic time for people. It's very much based on luck as well. The upperclassmen housing is very nice though.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't like the greek life on campus because they're pretty annoying... the parties are tough to get into if you aren't in greek life and girls with their letters and reserved tables at dinners are pretty snotty. But hey, you do you.

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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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