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Founded in 1842, Villanova University. is a Private college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 6,999 full time undergraduate students, and 3,843 full time graduate students.
The Villanova University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 644 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Villanova University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at VU are considered More Selective, with ,64% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
97% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 89% were in the top quarter, and 64% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Villanova University.
134 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.
91 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
140 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.
142 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
141 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.
142 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
143 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.
142 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
27 Students rated Villanova University
Es probable que los estereotipos de Villanova sean la verdad. Dudo que toda la gente que venga sean ricos. No creo que los estudiantes sepan que sean “preppy”. No creo que haya muchas fiestas en Villanova. Es probable que la gente que venga a Villanova también vaya a otros países para las vacaciones. Dudo que los estudiantes den mucha atención a su ropa como el párrafo dice. No creo que la administración diga que los estudiantes no puedan hacer fiestas pero simplemente los estudiantes no quieren fiestear mucho.
Es posible que el estereotipo de Villanova no sea negativo. No creo que las niñas sean snobs, ricas, y niñas de papá. Dudo que los estudiantes vengan a la escuela si piensan que ese es el estereotipo. No pienso que los niños den la impresión que son fresas por el color de sus pantalones. Es posible que las personas digan que la escuela no es divertida. Yo quiero que todos sepan que hay mucho que hacer en Villanova. Aunque no haya muchas fiestas, hay muchas otras actividades.
The title says it all!!
I chose to come to Villanova on the very last day decision day. It was not a front runner because I had more academically challenging school put first. However, I chose to attend Nova because I felt like it would make me a more rounded engineer. As a computer engineer, I am one of the four girls in my graduating class. I came to the school expecting to be in the top half of my class, since the stereotypical Villanovan partied. I was shocked to find the amount of "cool" smart kids. Many of these students were all in the top 10% of their class, something I felt that the 49% admission rate doesn't represent. These kids aren't nerdy or geeky, in fact, they are some of the hardest partiers and jocks at the school! Another thing that was surprising was terrible Freshman year retention rate. If you ask anyone at the school, they probably know at least two people that transferred out of Villanova their freshman year. I have found that most people that transfer have nothing against the school, but just think that another school is a better match.
I love the school. It is my perfect fit. The food is great and the professor are nice. The highlight of the school is probably the inviting culture. Everyone is nice and caring. The basketball scene is huge. It’s one of the things. Villanova is known for. It’s a great school with a new campus.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Villanova University is 43%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Find something that you will enjoy and afford. Prestige isn't everything, comfortability is.
generally friendly, mostly caucasian, some tend to be snobby
Stereotypes are always based on a small sect of the population, and of course there are people at Nova who fit into the stereotype mold. But most of the students (even ones who may come off as fake and obnoxious) are caring and really sweet.
all white rich kids, villa-no fun
One thing you can get at Nova and not at bigger schools: student-professor relationships (and not creepy ones). It's so nice to have all of your professors know you by name, and to know you can easily visit them (and not a TA) during their office hours if you need any help. Classes aren't easy, but if you pick the right ones, you won't mind the work that's involved. I'm an accounting major, marketing and entrepreneurship minor--as well as currently studying abroad and planning to work in an internship during a semester--and I was able to fit that all into four years without much of a problem. If you're looking at an accounting major and want to go to a school that's not JUST about accounting, I would definitely recommend Villanova!
The best thing about Villanova is the importance placed on social justice. Even though I am not Catholic, this is one of the values that I cherish about Catholicism and I believe that if I had gone to another institution I might not have been as involved within the surrounding community. My freshmen year I had the opportunity to go on a service break trip to Kingston, Jamaica and this experience completely changed the path that I was on at Villanova. Before this experience, I did not really have much direction as to what clubs and activities that I wanted to be involved with.
One thing that I would change about Villanova is the administration emphasis on athletics. Although this is an important part of Villanova and most likely brings in a lot of revenue for the school, I believe that much can still be done to improve classroom space and support. I think that Villanova is just the right size. It is big enough so that you don't feel like you're back in high school but also small enough so that you can see many familiar faces when walking to class.
When I tell people that I go to Villanova they normally react by saying wow, that's a great school. I am honored to go to a school that has such a good academic reputation. On campus, I spend most of my time in the library. There are so many spots to not only study but also hangout with friends and catch up. The entire mainline has many universities and colleges in the area which makes it very welcoming to students. There are many local restaurants that support students and make it convenient for students to eat or hangout there.
It is not unusual to see many students sporting 'Nova gear because many students are proud of the institution. Although there is definitely still some room for improvement, Villanova has been a great place to spend my last four years!
The social scene at Nova isn't crazy, and I wouldn't call it a party school either. But I've never been pressed with having nothing to do. Even if we aren't drinking, there's one of the biggest malls in the country located close by, and tons of restaurants down the street. Dorm halls range from small former-houses to huge 5 story, multi-winged buildings. You get a different experience with dorm life depending on your dorm hall, and I've lived in both large and small. I met my best friends in the tiny dorm building we had freshman year, where we kept our doors open all the time and did everything together. But this year in the larger building the doors stay closed, and I don't really know my neighbors. It's all a matter of the effort you make, really.
Small classes, a major I am very happy with, supportive teaching and advising. It is small but comfortable, and the instructors clearly love what they do. The enthusiasm is contagious. Good career opportunities in many majors. Flexibile schedule options, nice people.
Villanova not only offers its students a great education but a litany of resources for personal self development.
The best thing about my school is the dedication that the students have to their work and to service.
That there was not much ethnic diversity or financial diversity amongst the students. Also that alcohol is a basically all people do on the weekends.
A white student from a middle to upper class town in the Northeast who attributes themselves as preppy and slightly modern
Anyone who is very closed off or mean-spirited. Villanova is incredibly community-focused and values friendships and relationships that last. Students that relish in competition for the sake of winning rather than for the opportunity and experience would also not work with Villanova. Students here are very competitive; however, students want to win to achieve and excel personally rather than to beat or "out-do" others.
I don't really brag about my school. It's not brag worthy.
Lack of diversity
Basketball, Villanova School of Business, Engineering
The most frustrating thing abut Villanova is its lack of diversity however, the University has been taking recent measures to change this. Another frustrating thing about Villanova is financial aid. They tend to take away money from you every year.
Most of the school is primarily white. Although this stereotype is diversity can still be found in the school except in smaller quantities. The diversity is increasing with each incoming class.
For each of your three years living on campus at Villanova, there is the dorm that everyone wants to live in...and a dorm that no one wants to live in. Which buildings should you aim for? The scoop lies here.
Most classes (except for the general sciences) do not exceed 35 people. The majority of my classes have actually had an average of 15 people in them. Classes are discussion based. Lots of reading and writing is required, but there is little to no busy work. Your grade depends on how much work you put in. Teachers want you to succeed and are always available before and after class and during office hours to help.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
65% of students
attending Villanova University receive some sort of financial aid.
15% were awarded federal grants.
While 46% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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