Villanova University, founded in 1842, is a private, church-affiliated, comprehensive university. In the Roman Catholic Augustinian tradition, Villanova emphasizes the disciplines of philosophy and theology, seeking to influence the search for world peace and justice. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Commerce and Finance, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Nursing. Through academic programs and the pastoral ministry, the university provides for its faculty, students and staff the opportunities for public service to the community. Ultimately, all of the programs and support offered in this arena are seen as a means of developing the total person intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, culturally, socially and physically. Its 254-acre campus is located in Villanova, 12 miles west of Philadelphia.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
6,989
Undergraduates
3,250
Men - 46.5%
3,768
Women - 53.9%
1,321
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
23% of 23,835 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.89 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math
700-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
678-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32-34 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$84,996
Tuition and Fees
$64,700
Room and Board
$16,896
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$46,360
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$38,870
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
739
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
9%
10-19
33%
20-29
35%
30-39
19%
40-49
2%
50-99
2%
Over 100
0%
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Villanova Population
5,900
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
83% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wildcat
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0%
Asian
7.4%
Black/African-American
5.9%
Hispanic/Latino
11.2%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
69.7%
Unknown
1.6%
International Students
2.1% from 55 countries
First-Year Students Returning
96.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
87.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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