Villanova UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Villanova, PA

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$55,280

Avg tuition

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About Villanova University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Catholic, Roman Catholic  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Located just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Villanova University enrolls about 11,000 students annually. The private, nonprofit, Catholic school has an acceptance rate of 28% and a graduation rate of 90%. The university offers more than 25 undergraduate programs and over 50 graduate programs, including two online master's programs and multiple certificate options. Villanova hosts five research centers and institutes, along with a football stadium, a basketball arena, and a multipurpose recreational facility. The number of Villanova student groups exceeds 265.

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Admissions Breakdown

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

28% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1320-1470

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 31-34

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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11k

Students Enrolled

23%

Online Student Enrollment

11:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

White

72%

Hispanic

7%

Black

5%

Asian

5%

Non-U.S. Citizen

4%

Unknown

3%

Two or more races

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

53%

Socio-economic diversity

10% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

12%

State Grant Aid

5%

Institution Grant Aid

51%

Pell Grant

10%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,025
State Grant Aid $3,382
Institution Grant Aid $33,223
Pell Grant Aid $4,679

Financial Outlook

$65k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$26k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.