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Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania
A panoramic view of the Main Campus in early spring credit: Alertjean
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
6,490 Undergraduates
44% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, Pennsylvania
19085-1699
(610) 519-4500
www.villanova.edu

Villanova University is a private research university located in a suburb called Radnor Township – 12 miles northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is consistently ranked as one of the top 50 colleges in the U.S. The Augustinian Order sponsored its founding in 1842, and today, this Roman Catholic university, named after Saint Thomas of Villanova, sits on 260 acres of land. Its motto is “Veritas, Unitas, Caritas” or “Truth, unity and charity.” Notable alumni include Former Governor of Pennsylvania Ed Rendell, actress Maria Bello, singer/songwriter Jim Croce, football defensive end Howie Long, Former Second Lady of the U.S. Jill Biden, actor Bradley Cooper and basketball player Scottie Reynolds. The school’s colors are blue and white, its mascot is Will D. Cat and its sporting affiliations are NCAA Division I – Big East and CAA. The 24 varsity sports at the school include men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football and soccer, and women’s basketball, cross country, swimming and diving, water polo and volleyball. Villanova is part of the Philadelphia-area basketball rivalry, the Philadelphia Big 5. The school has a punny cafe on campus named “Holy Grounds,” where they serve up snacks and coffee to students.

Location

Villanova is a community in the United States Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It straddles Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County and Radnor Township in Delaware County. It is located at the center of the Philadelphia Main Line, a series of highly affluent Philadelphia suburban towns located along the original east-west railroad tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

79

restaurants score

Students
47%

Men

53%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

98%

Live On Campus

85

New Transfer Students

Admissions
44%

Acceptance Rate

22%

Enrollment Yield

1220-1420

SAT Range

17,272

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$33,270

Typical Cost

$51,284

Average Tuition

65%

Recieve Financial Aid

96%

Have Loans

$23,997

Median Debt

Academics
12.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

8

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Finance

Top Major

1

National Academy Members

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, 160 student organizations

Greek Life:

Important, 22 active fraternities and sororities to choose from. Greek life comprises 32 percent of the student body.

Party Scene:

Notable, mostly off-campus
Athletics
Football Conference:

Colonial Athletic Association

Basketball Conference:

Big East Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big East Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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