Villanova University

1,365 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
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.53 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 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 32 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    63%
  • Well-rounded
    25%
  • Determined
    6%
  • Ignorant
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.89 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.102 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Community
    39%
  • Great repuation
    26%
  • A lot of school pride
    19%
  • Balanced
    10%
  • School itself is great
    6%

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%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses

Reviews

1,365 reviews
  • Excellent
    262
  • Very Good
    477
  • Average
    476
  • Poor
    92
  • Terrible
    35
I loved Villanova for the small community and individual learning experiences. The school has great support for every sport and takes pride in their academics. This is truly a special place and I would recommend it to anyone.
  • Freshman
  • 16 days ago
As a world renowned school, Villanova allows students to make incredible connections and have valuable opportunities. There is a strong sense of community and positive energy throughout the campus, expressed by tour guides, faculty, and staff which allows visiting students to feel welcomed. The strong academic programs, such as the business program or the nursing school, allow students to excel in the classroom and also in the "real world". However, the biology labs were not up to par with the rest of the campus. For $60,000 per year from over 4,000 students, the scientific research labs should be a priority. There are cobwebs in the stairwells and water stains on the ceilings and walls. Although this does not speak for the excellence achieved in these labs, it does not follow in suit with the extraordinary campus. Overall, this campus is beautiful but the lack of attention to the conditions of the research labs almost ruins the school for students interested in medicine.
  • Niche User
  • 16 days ago
Students and Professors work very well together to make sure all students succeed. Everyone has been very friendly.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago