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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 4  
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component required
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
800 Lancaster Avenue
City, State, Zip
Villanova, PA 19085-1699
Phone
(610) 519-4000
Fax
(610) 519-6450
E-mail
gotovu@villanova.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$80
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
January 7
Early Decision Notification
December 20
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
36% of 21,112 applicants were admitted
Women
37% of 11,109 applicants were admitted
Men
35% of 10,003 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,811 (24%) of 7,594 admitted students enrolled
Women
950 (23%) of 4,068 admitted students enrolled
Men
861 (24%) of 3,526 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
6,276
Students Accepting Wait List Position
2,545
Students Admitted From Wait List
211

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
4.09
3.75 and Above
80%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
5%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
630-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
43%
Score of 600 - 700
43%
Score of 500 - 600
13%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
620-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
31%
Score of 600 - 700
57%
Score of 500 - 600
12%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
30-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
81%
Score of 24 - 29
18%
Score of 18 - 23
1%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 65%
Top quarter: 95%
Top half: 98%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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