Villanova University

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Highlights

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  • Largest Catholic university in Pennsylvania
  • Notable alumni include astronaut Lt. Col. Andrew M. Allen and former NBA player Rory D. Sparrow
  • Offers need–based grants, with an average award of $33,141 in 2018–2019
  • Ranked third Best Economic Value by The Economist

Overview

Founded in 1842 by Augustinian scholars, Villanova University is a private Catholic institution located in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The school enrolls 11,000 undergraduate, graduate, and law students across six schools of study. Taking pride in its ongoing commitment to Augustinian ideals, Villanova combines a liberal arts curriculum with its mission of truth, unity, and love. The school integrates environmentally sustainable practices into coursework, academic research, and campus life.

Villanova University Statistics

Public/Private Private, nonprofit
Acceptance Rate 27.7%
Student–to–Faculty Ratio 11:1
Full–Time Freshman Retention Rate 96%
Graduation Rate 91%
Required Standardized Test(s) GRE/GMAT optional
Accreditation Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Date Founded 1842
Colors Blue and white

Villanova University’s Accreditation, Tuition, and Admissions Info

Accreditation and Approvals

Villanova University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Tuition

Program Level Cost
Undergraduate $27,275 per semester for nine or more credits
Graduate $795–$1,525 per credit, depending on the program

*Students in the School of Professional Studies may pay less per credit. Undergraduate students taking fewer than nine credits per semester pay $3,031 per credit.

Admissions

Students applying to online associate or bachelor’s degree programs through the School of Professional Studies should check specific program requirements and prepare to submit all high school transcripts, along with records of any earned college credit.

Graduate application requirements vary by program. Engineering and business school applicants should carefully review prerequisite coursework and GPA requirements.

Contact Information

Online Degrees Offered

Villanova offers one online associate degree, two online bachelor’s degrees, 19 online master’s degrees, 30 online graduate certificates, and two doctoral degrees.

  • The College of Engineering offers nine online master’s degrees and 14 online graduate certificates.
  • The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers four online master’s degrees and nine online graduate certificates.
  • The College of Nursing offers two online doctoral degrees.
  • The College of Professional Studies offers one online associate degree, two online bachelor’s degrees, and one online post–bachelor’s certificate.
  • The School of Business offers four online master’s degrees and three online graduate certificates.
  • The School of Law offers two online master’s degrees and three online graduate certificates.

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