Villanova University

800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA
Christian college

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Villanova University was founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine. To this day, Villanova’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. Villanova prepares students to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. The strength of the Villanova experience comes in part from the University’s welcoming community. All members are bonded together by a shared responsibility to uphold the ideals of Saint Augustine and let the principles of truth, unity and love guide their lives. The Villanova community helps students grow intellectually, professionally and spiritually, and challenges them to reach their full potential. The University’s rigorous academic experience, rooted in the liberal arts, forms an environment in which students and professors are partners in learning. The Villanova community is dedicated to providing a personalized experience that fosters every student’s intellectual and spiritual well-being. As part of their education, students are encouraged to enrich their own lives by working for those in need. Through academic and service programs, students use their knowledge, skills and compassion to better the world around them. There are 11,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University’s six colleges—the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. These colleges are the setting for an experience that develops both the heart and the mind, and creates the atmosphere where students are called to ignite change. Villanova University is located in a suburban community 12 miles west of Philadelphia, Pa.

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Majors offered at Villanova University

Biggest majors
Finance and Financial Management Services
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods

Academics at Villanova University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Selective (25% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution
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Common careers for Villanova University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)89k
Human Resources (HR) Director87k
Mechanical Engineer81k
Human Resources (HR) Manager73k
Human Resources (HR) Business Partner72k
Civil Engineer67k
Human Resources (HR) Generalist57k
Based on 13,622 student responses
66.4kAvg. Early Career Pay
121.6kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
41%in High-Meaning careers
23%in STEM careers

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