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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.
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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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
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