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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.

Website: www.villanova.edu/

Private
Co-ed
6,966
Undergraduate
Students
(52.9%) 3,682 Women
(47.1%) 3,284 Men
4,017
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
36% of 21,112 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
4.09
SAT Math
630-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
620-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$70,728
Tuition and Fees
$53,308
Room and Board
$14,020
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Freshman Award
$43,152
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,552
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
618
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Villanova Population
5,900
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
66% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wildcat
Sororities
32% of women participate
Fraternities
17% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.6% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
7.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.8% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students
1.9% from 44 countries
First-Year Students Returning
94.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
87.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
16.7%
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