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Reviews 1191 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: There is not enough equipment for the varsity athletes and regular students.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: In terms of academics, the workload is very manageable and I like how the professors in my major encourage collaboration. There is always support from professors, TAs, and fellow students.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: best frats: sig ep, sae, phi sig, sig chi, signu. they have parties all the time at their apartments and houses. some houses are better than others but they change every year so

best bars: freshman tips, sophomores/juniors maloneys, juniors/seniors kelly's

tons of fun every weekend.

4 College Freshman

Academics: academics are fine..some schools are harder than others. they are all pretty hard except arts and sciences. thats easy. but all are manageable

2 College Freshman

Diversity: majority of people are white, and crazy wealthy. like people have planes, multiple houses, crazy things. everyone here has money. however, they do not flaunt it. villanova is very accepting. most people are preppy to class, but dress like they are going to a bar on the weekends (most are). nobody really cares if you have money or nice cars or whatever, its just people do.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: They are like any other school. our RA's range from amazing to sh***y. if you have a hardo RA they will write you up if they see alcohol, but most are pretty chill. you can have alch in your room its fine just don't have it out in the open. drugs aren't really a thing here..i guess if you want it you can probably find it. Everyone is on some sort of study drug (all presribed idk how but everyone is) but during midterms and finals you can find someone to give you some definitely.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: pub safe is good they are everywhere. during our threat this year they were on top of their s***. they are always out and about and you always see one wherever you are. most are nice. the only thing that sucks about pub safe is that on the weekend they sit on south campus waiting for freshman to come back (mostly for safety reasons with users) but if they see that you are drunk you get VEMed which is villanova ems which basically puts you on probation. honestly don't get absurdly drunk and get caught and you are fine. i have never had a problem.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: the courses are fine. the core classes are annoying but they seriously help and are easy. the professors are mostly great, but there are obviously bad professors at every school. i wouldnt say we don't lecture, we lecture sometimes but in small class sizes (average 20) so its not a true lecture. professors are very engaging participation is a big part of your grade. i really love the class sizes its comfortable, not intimidating and everyone has a relationship with their professor somehow. they are really nice and care a lot about our success, even after we finish their class.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: they have a billion internship opportunities and a billion ways to find them. alumni are huge here they care a lot about us. they have a billion connections with alumni and they help us get most of our jobs. the career center is great.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: im bias because i am in a sorority. each sorority has different reputations, but honestly none of them are true. Greek life here is a lot of fun, but you do not need to go greek if you don't want to. I have friends in all different sororities and friends who are non greek. nobody really cares if you are or are not. every sorority here is great and we are all friends with each other which is great. Boys kind of have to rush for social life, but girls it doesn't matter you get invited out either way. rush is stressful but worth it. we don't have greek housing but everyone puts their letters in their window which is nice. Don't get me wrong, the social scene is better greek but its fine without it.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: all this school cares about is the basketball team, which has pros and cons.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: the classes are great. the professors are very enthusiastic about what they teach, which makes many boring topics interesting.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Tight dorms. Obnoxious RA's. Best to live off

3 College Freshman

Athletics: We have a good basketball team that never manages to do anything in the tournament. As for the rest of our sports, nobody could care less for them.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Freshman semester is pretty rough for guys, but at any school where you rush second semester this is to be expected. The main thing that I was taken aback by was the general hostility between students "competing for grades". I use this phrase lightly as nobody's grade will be harmed by another individual's success. Additionally, the student body lacks any diversity. For some people, this is a great thing. However, it did not allow me to branch out in the manner that I believed college would enable me to do. In part, this is due to my own lack of investigation. On the surface it is very obvious that almost all students are from a wealthy background. However, it was not until I arrived on campus that I determined that this is this school at its heart. It is more of an elitist institution and less like an educational environment. But hey, you can't win them all. So I'm chalking up the decision to attend this institution as an L, just make sure its a good fit before you make the same mistake I did.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have not been in a situation yet so i am indifferent.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love everything about the school so far.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There is a huge alumni networking system that i want to get in.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: They are good quality for college dorms.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not going to be a part of Greek life so i am indifferent.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I am part of the varsity volleyball team and I love it so far.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have met so many new people and experienced a ton of new things.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Villanova courses are challenging but not too overwhelming. I am learning a lot. The curriculum is interesting and reasonable to be covered in a semester. There are a lot of students in the business school, engineering school, and biology major. We also have a well-developed nursing program.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel relatively safe on campus. There are police and public safety officers on patrol. When there was a threat to schools near Philadelphia, public safety and police were on high alert and some professors canceled classes. There is a low crime rate at school.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am having a great experience with my classes and professors. Villanova requires classes like Philosophy, Ethics, and Theology in addition to major requirements because it is a liberal arts school. Classes like these are beneficial in becoming well-rounded and discovering core values.


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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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