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Villanova University

Villanova, PA

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 GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4 
Mathematics 4 
Science 4 
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies  
History  
Academic Electives 2 
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredJanuary 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 PolicyWriting component required
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address800 Lancaster Avenue
City, State, ZipVillanova, PA  19085-1699
Phone(610) 519-4000
Fax(610) 519-6450
E-mailgotovu@villanova.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Application Fee$80
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationApril 1
Accept Offer of AdmissionMay 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedYes
Early Decision DeadlineNovember 1
Early Decision NotificationNot Reported
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Action DeadlineNovember 1
Early Action NotificationDecember 20
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate44% of 17,272 applicants were admitted
   Women44% of 9,239 applicants were admitted
   Men43% of 8,033 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled1,812 (24%) of 7,514 admitted students enrolled
   Women994 (25%) of 4,024 admitted students enrolled
   Men818 (23%) of 3,490 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission RateNot Reported
Early Action Admission RateNot reported
Students Offered Wait List 5,452
Students Accepting Wait List Position 2,677
Students Admitted From Wait List 26
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA4.02 (based on weighted GPAs)
3.75 and Above66%
3.50 - 3.7421%
3.25 - 3.499%
3.00 - 3.243%
2.50 - 2.991%
2.00 - 2.49 
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math620-720 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
36%
Score of 600 - 700
47%
Score of 500 - 600
15%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading600-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
26%
Score of 600 - 700
52%
Score of 500 - 600
19%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing600-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
25%
Score of 600 - 700
50%
Score of 500 - 600
20%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite30-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
75%
Score of 24 - 29
23%
Score of 18 - 23
2%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 55%
Top quarter: 87%
Top half: 98%
Bottom half: 2%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.66 4.03 669 663 30
Low 2.20 2.23 410 480 20
High 4.00 5.00 800 780 35
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