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Villanova University Data & Information Overview

442 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
25% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Villanova University Ranked?

#70 Best Colleges in Nation
#5 Best Colleges in PA
General Studies Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Villanova University was awarded 442 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general studies.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Villanova as #70 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

Villanova also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Villanova?

25% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
28% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Villanova University has a very low acceptance rate of 25%, making it one of the most selective out of all the colleges and universities in the nation. It's probably a good idea to apply to other schools in addition to Villanova just in case you don't make the cut.

Average Test Scores

About 28% of students accepted to Villanova submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 660 and 730. Math scores were between 690 and 760.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Villanova University  ( 660 to 730 )

SAT Math Scores for Villanova University  ( 690 to 760 )
Villanova received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 31 and 34.

ACT Composite Scores for Villanova University  ( 31 to 34 )

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Villanova University Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
66% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Villanova is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Villanova University is 66%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  66 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Villanova University

96% Freshmen Retention
87% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 96% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Villanova University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  96 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Villanova the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 87%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  87 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Villanova University.

Villanova University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,793 Full-Time Undergraduates
23.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
53.5% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,037 undergraduates at Villanova with 6,793 being full-time and 244 being part-time.

How Much Does Villanova University Cost?

$43,577 Net Price
35% Take Out Loans
$44,112 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Villanova is $43,577. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Villanova

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$24,907 $26,460 $28,580 $36,160 $53,419

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Villanova, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Villanova, approximately 35% of students took out student loans averaging $11,028 a year. That adds up to $44,112 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Villanova is 0.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Villanova Graduates Make?

$90,613 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Villanova make about $90,613 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Villanova graduates since it is 113% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Villanova University make the most money.

Location of Villanova University

Pennsylvania State
6,793 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Located in Villanova, Pennsylvania, Villanova University is a private not-for-profit institution. The suburban atmosphere of Villanova makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for Villanova are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085-1699
Phone: 610-519-4500

Villanova University Majors

62 Majors With Completions
2,252 Undergraduate Degrees
1,637 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 62 majors graduated from Villanova University. Of these students, 2,252 received undergraduate degrees and 1,637 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Finance & Financial Management 257 $72,757
Nursing 223 $73,794
Communication & Media Studies 150 $42,160
Economics 147 $60,373
Political Science & Government 123 $39,029
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 121 NA
Accounting 93 $69,420
General Psychology 85 $39,267
General Biology 82 $16,892
Marketing 81 $56,041

Learn more about the majors offered at Villanova University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Villanova

26% Take At Least One Class Online
14% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 2,817 students took at least one online class at Villanova University. This is a decrease from the 10,485 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 2,817 1,551
2019-2020 10,485 2,825
2018-2019 2,485 1,428
2017-2018 2,798 1,576
2016-2017 2,924 1,625

Learn more about online learning at Villanova University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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