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The only Augustinian Catholic university in the nation, Villanova values a personalized experience where teachers and students are partners in learning and scholarly inquiry. From undergraduate to doctoral students, Villanovans are intellectually inspired, morally grounded, globally minded. Villanova attracts and forges world changers—people who ignite positive change everywhere life takes them.

AT A GLANCE

TOP 50

NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

 

 

6,500

FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

 

 

3,500

GRADUATE AND LAW
STUDENTS

 

 

96.3%

UNDERGRADUATE 
PLACEMENT RATE

 

 

 

123,000

ALUMNI WORLDWIDE

 

 

12

MILES OUTSIDE PHILADELPHIA

 

 

ACADEMICS

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Villanova University is a closely connected academic community with renowned faculty, rich resources and a personalized, supportive learning environment.

Villanova provides exceptional opportunities for a wide range of academic experiences, including hands-on research, interdisciplinary collaboration and experiential learning.

EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS

BACHELOR'S

60+ bachelor's programs in the liberal arts, business, engineering, nursing and the sciences

MASTER'S

40+ master's programs across disciplines, including 5-year bachelor's/master's programs

DOCTORAL

Distinctive doctoral programs in the fields of engineering, nursing, philosophy and theology

LAW

JD and joint degrees offered in coordination with other schools and departments in the University

CERTIFICATE

A wide variety of undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate certificates, as well as non-credit professional programs

FACULTY & RESEARCH

VILLANOVA EXPERIENCE

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VIRTUAL VISIT

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MISSION & MINISTRY

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ALUMNI NETWORK

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STUDENT LIFE

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EDUCATION ABROAD

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SERVICE & SOCIAL JUSTICE

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CAREER SUCCESS

VILLANOVA ATHLETICS

Villanova student-athletes are powerfully connected to a tradition of excellence—both academic and athletic. They strive and triumph as much in the classroom as they do in competition.

And for student-athletes and fans alike, Villanova Athletics is a special way to experience the bond of the Nova Nation.

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VILLANOVA NEWS

Catherine Kerrison, author of Jefferson's Daughters

Villanova University History Professor Selected to Participate in Library of Congress National Book Festival

Catherine Kerrison, PhD, will join more than 100 world-renowned authors at annual event in Washington D.C. on September 1.

AUGUST 14, 2018

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Villanova University Appoints E. Michael Zubey, Jr., as Vice President and General Counsel

Villanova University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, today announced the appointment of E. Michael Zubey, Jr., as Vice President and General Counsel, effective Aug. 17. 

AUGUST 6, 2018

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Biology Professor and Students Discover Lesser-Known Gene Associated with Breast Cancer

Villanova University Biology Professor and Her Students Discover Lesser-Known Gene Associated with Breast Cancer

Janice Knepper, PhD, and her students have discovered that a gene, known as Fliz1 and that hasn't been on oncologists' radar before, can be associated with breast cancer. 

AUGUST 8, 2018

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Mars

Villanova Experts on the News

Faculty experts from across the University analyze and comment on some of the day’s biggest news stories, from the proximity of Mars to the Earth this summer, to the wildfires in California.

AUGUST 8, 2018

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VILLANOVA'S CAMPUS

Villanova University is located on a 260-acre campus, 12 miles/19 kilometers west of Philadelphia. Three campus rail stops provide quick access to Philadelphia. Villanova also is conveniently close to New York and Washington, D.C.

A map drawing that shows NYC is 95mi/2-hr drive to Villanova, Philadelphia is 12mi/20-min drive to Villanova, Washington DC is 135mi/2.5-hr drive to Villanova