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Villanova University

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.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (7)
Social Sciences (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Education & Training (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Law (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

About

History

Villanova University was founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine. To this day, Villanova’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others.

Education

The University’s rigorous academic experience, rooted in the liberal arts, forms an environment in which students and professors are partners in learning. The Villanova community is dedicated to providing a personalized experience that fosters every student’s intellectual and spiritual well-being.

Research

Scholarly research is the process of inquiry that leads to the discovery of new knowledge.  Research by our distinguished scholars, be they faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, or professional research staff, is at the heart of Villanova’s scholarly culture, a culture that is a fundamental part of our community of learners.

Career

Provides comprehensive career services, offering guidance and planning for internships, job searches and graduate studies. 

Throughout the year, career fairs and recruiting events are planned to connect organizations with opportunities to students and alumni seeking full-time jobs and internships. Here, we'll tell you about the fairs and events on campus and off campus.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
1096 -68
2019
1028 -72
2018
956
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The University has many offices and programs that help students transition into this phase of their life.

Housing services

Villanova University’s Office for Residence Life strives to create a welcoming residential community while maintaining a comfortable and safe environment for students residing on campus. Our staff oversees campus housing assignments and manages the day-to-day operations of our residence halls.

Library services

Falvey Memorial Library supports research, teaching, and learning at Villanova University while advancing global scholarship and the common good in collaboration with our community and partners.

Medical services

The Student Health Center takes pride in providing excellent health care to our students. Students can expect individualized attention and timely service, whether they are suffering from a cold, the flu, allergies, or something more serious.

Student Life

Campus life

The strength of the Villanova experience comes in part from the University’s welcoming community. All members are bonded together by a shared responsibility to uphold the ideals of Saint Augustine and let the principles of truth, unity and love guide their lives. The Villanova community helps students grow intellectually, professionally and spiritually, and challenges them to reach their full potential.

Sports facilities

  • Davis Center for Athletics and Fitness
  • Finneran Pavilion
  • Finneran Pavilion
  • Wells Fargo Center
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Andrew J. Talley Athletic Center
  • Jake Nevin Field House
  • Higgins Soccer Complex
  • Villanova Tennis Complex
  • Softball Field
  • Villanova Softball Complex
  • Villanova Swim Complex
  • Conshohocken Proving Grounds
  • Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth
  • Sports Medicine Facilities
  • Strength & Conditioning Facilities
  • Stanford Fitness Center and Farley Fitness Center

Student clubs

The Office of Student Involvement enriches the student collegiate experience and serves the campus community through the active involvement of students, faculty, and staff in quality programs and organizations. Life at VU is filled with many opportunities for you to become an integral part of the Villanova community, as well as enriching your time at the university. There are so many options to choose from that will add to your experience on campus.

  • Nova Noise
  • 89.1 FM WXVU - Villanova Radio
  • Agape Latte
  • Anime Club
  • Asian Students Association
  • Baila Latino
  • Book Club
  • Catholic Student Association

Accreditation

Villanova and its programs have received accreditation by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the AACSB International, and the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board. Villanova is a member in good standing of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

Student Reviews

Villanova
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really liked the small class sizes. I was able to make bonds with teachers that have now had a major impact on my academic career. As far as improvements go, I think they need to take into consideration students of a middle income level. Sometimes its hard to accommodate attending such a prestigious university.

Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, United States

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