Villanova University

Villanova University

Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It was established in 1842 by the Augustinian monastic order. The campus is spread across an area of 254 acres. The university offers bachelor, master, doctoral, and professional programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • College of Nursing
  • School of Law
  • Villanova School of Business

Villanova University fields both men's and women's teams that participate in various sports. Among these are football, baseball, basketball, golf, lacrosse, cross country running, soccer, swimming and diving, and tennis, track and field. The sports teams are nicknamed the Wildcats.

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Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA 19085-1699
General Phone: (610) 519-4500

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Villanova Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management936business management, business administration, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources, marketing, taxation, business and related services ...
Liberal Arts457German language, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, ...
Engineering281engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, transportation engineering, civil engineering courses, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine215registered nursing, nursing administration, adult health nursing, nurse anesthetist, pediatric nursing, various nursing
Science212biology, biochemistry, physical sciences, astronomy, chemistry, physics
Media186communication studies
Education and Teaching101elementary/middle school admin, educational admin and supervision, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Computer Science and Engineering89computer and info science, information science, computer engineering
Therapy and Counseling85psychology
Mathematics53mathematics, statistics
Family and Social Work38public administration, social service professions
Religion and Philosophy37philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts20drama
Security and Law Enforcement16criminal justice and administration, corrections and criminal justice
Art Studies6art studies
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Villanova in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,83844
Postbaccalaureate certificate6716
Master's degree81141
Post-master's certificate36
Doctor's degree63
First-professional degree2261
Associate's degree72

Villanova Student Body

In 2007-2008, Villanova had a total enrollment of 10,470 students (11,368 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 51%
Women 49%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 69%
Graduate 25%
First Professional 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 4%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 6%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 29%
20-21 30%
22-24 14%
25-29 13%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Villanova Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 94 %
Part-Time 50 %

Villanova Room and Board (2007)

Villanova offers campus housing for 4,365 of its 11,368 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Radnor, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Villanova Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal590690
SAT Math620710
SAT Writing590690
ACT Verbal2732
ACT Math2732
ACT Composite2731

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT92%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT29%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Villanova Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 36,950
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 36,950
Room and board $ 10,070
Room charge $ 5,506
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,090
Books and supplies $ 950
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Villanova participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 338800)

Villanova Faculty

Villanova has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track6664
Non-tenured and not on tenure track7672

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
Instructorcalendar year1*4$67,683
All faculty totalcalendar year3$106,5005$78,146

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year120$117,72831$117,298
Associate professoracademic year118$88,22750$81,290
Assistant professoracademic year133$70,440126$65,587
Instructoracademic year23$59,75523$55,524
All faculty totalacademic year394$89,546230$74,964

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Villanova Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Colonial Athletic Association
Basketball Big East Conference
Baseball Big East Conference
Track Big East Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports2584109

Villanova Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
Secondary Education and Teaching

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Civil Engineering, Other
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Transportation and Highway Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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