Villanova University.

Villanova University

Villanova, PA4 year degree
Acceptance rate

About Villanova University

Villanova University is a private Catholic research university in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Named after Saint Thomas of Villanova, the university is the oldest Catholic university in Pennsylvania and the only Augustinian university in the United States. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".Founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine, the university traces its roots to old Saint Augustine's Church, Philadelphia, which the Augustinian friars of the Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova founded in 1796, and to its parish school, Saint Augustine's Academy, which was established in 1811. The school's identity remains deeply rooted in its Augustinian Catholic foundation—the majority of students are Catholic, the administration is led by priests, there is a cross on every building, and all students are required to take the Augustine and Culture Seminar (ACS) course their freshman year.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and associate degrees
  • 6,886 students
  • 0.40 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at Villanova University

Environmental Science
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Environmental Science, Biology, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, International Business, Management Information Systems, and Mass Communication and Media Studies.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

7,605 students out of 21,123 applicants were accepted into Villanova University. They had an average SAT score of 1409. 39% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 61% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Villanova University was $51,284. After taking into account the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for students was $68,231.

Financial aid available at Villanova University

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

51% of undergraduate students at Villanova University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Villanova University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Villanova University was of $13,547 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100.

Diversity at Villanova University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017