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The only Augustinian Catholic university in the nation, ֱ values a personalized experience where teachers and students are partners in learning and scholarly inquiry. From undergraduate to doctoral students, ֱns are intellectually inspired, morally grounded, globally minded. ֱ attracts and forges world changers—people who ignite positive change everywhere life takes them. 

EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS

BACHELOR'S

60+ bachelor's programs in the liberal arts, business, engineering, nursing and the sciences

MASTER'S

40+ master's programs across disciplines, including 5-year bachelor's/master's programs

DOCTORAL

Distinctive doctoral programs in the fields of engineering, nursing, philosophy and theology

LAW

JD and joint degrees offered in coordination with other schools and departments

ONLINE

Degree and certificate programs offered online, in-person or hybrid
depending on individual learning needs

CERTIFICATE

A wide variety of undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate certificates,
as well as non-credit professional programs

AT A GLANCE

6,700

FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

3,100

GRADUATE AND LAW
STUDENTS

98

FULBRIGHT STUDENT AWARD RECIPIENTS SINCE 2016

98.9%

UNDERGRADUATE 
PLACEMENT RATE

135,000

ALUMNI
WORLDWIDE

12

MILES
OUTSIDE PHILADELPHIA

ACADEMICS

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ֱ University is a closely connected academic community with renowned faculty, rich resources and a personalized, supportive learning environment.

ֱ provides exceptional opportunities for a wide range of academic experiences, including hands-on research, interdisciplinary collaboration and experiential learning.

VILLANOVA EXPERIENCE

 

 

VILLANOVA NEWS

ֱ University Named Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for 16th Consecutive Year

ֱ University Named Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for 16th Consecutive Year

ֱ University has been named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for a 16th consecutive year, as recently announced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and top-producing colleges and universities are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education. ֱ had 27 Fulbright recipients for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

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Elizabeth A. Johnson, CSJ, PhD, Influential Feminist Theologian and Ecological Ethicist, to be Presented 2024 Civitas Dei Medal

Elizabeth A. Johnson, CSJ, PhD, Influential Feminist Theologian and Ecological Ethicist, to be Presented 2024 Civitas Dei Medal

ֱ University will award its Civitas Dei Medal to Elizabeth A. Johnson, CSJ, PhD, distinguished professor emerita of Theology at Fordham University and an influential voice in feminist theology and ecological ethics. With the Civitas Dei Medal, ֱ University honors Catholics who have made exemplary contributions to the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, beauty and goodness.

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Charles Widger School of Law Sports Law Negotiation Team Wins International Baseball Arbitration Competition

Charles Widger School of Law Sports Law Negotiation Team Wins International Baseball Arbitration Competition

Three members of the ֱ University Charles Widger School of Law Sports Law Negotiation Team were awarded first place at the annual International Baseball Arbitration Competition. Third-year students Alex Schaff and David Brake and second-year student Alyssa Rodarte defeated 40 teams from across the country to win the prestigious contest for the first time. Schaff also earned the Oral Advocacy Award for her outstanding arguments.

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ֱ University Announces Plan for New Building to House Falvey Library

ֱ University Announces Plan for New Building to House Falvey Library

ֱ University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, has announced plans for a new 150,000-square-foot building for Falvey Library at the current site of Kennedy Hall. The new building will be named Vic Maggitti Hall in recognition of a previously announced $20 million leadership gift from Victor J. Maggitti, Jr. ’56 VSB.

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Read the Fall 2023 Edition of ֱ Magazine Online

Read the Fall 2023 Edition of ֱ Magazine Online

The digital edition of the Fall 2023 issue of ֱ Magazine is now available. The cover story looks at how ֱ's natural landscape enhances the academic experience of our student-scholars. Also, in this issue, ֱ's College of Professional Studies offers many paths for students to become what they are not yet; and ֱ experts explain the inner workings of voice assistant technology.

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VILLANOVA ATHLETICS

ֱ student-athletes are powerfully connected to a tradition of excellence—both academic and athletic. They strive and triumph as much in the classroom as they do in competition.

And for student-athletes and fans alike, ֱ Athletics is a special way to experience the bond of the Nova Nation.

ֱ's male and female athletes are standing together in a line with the heading "Stronger Together"

VILLANOVA'S CAMPUS

ֱ University is located on a 260-acre campus, 12 miles/19 kilometers west of Philadelphia. Three campus rail stops provide quick access to Philadelphia. ֱ also is conveniently close to New York and Washington, D.C.

A map drawing that shows NYC is 95mi/2-hr drive to ֱ, Philadelphia is 12mi/20-min drive to ֱ, Washington DC is 135mi/2.5-hr drive to ֱ