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Campus & Student Life at Villanova University

Home to about 7,037 undergraduates in 2020, Villanova is a large, private university located in Villanova, Pennsylvania. A safe, suburban environment can offer many of the amenities of city living without the constant hum. Should you tire of the campus however, Villanova offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Villanova can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Villanova Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Villanova University is Affiliated With the Roman Catholic Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Roman Catholic faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Roman Catholic Colleges and Universities.

Villanova Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 9.0% of the student population at Villanova. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Villanova Disability Services.

Villanova for the Military

While not a "service academy", Villanova does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Villanova Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Villanova for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Villanova University

Villanova offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Villanova University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Villanova University

Villanova has a comparatively large, student body. There were 7,037 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 6,793 (96.5%). Part-time attendance was 244 (3.5%).


Villanova University is Ranked #156 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Villanova receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Villanova #156 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Villanova University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Villanova by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Villanova Diversity Guide.

Villanova University Competes in the NCAA

Villanova has a total of 683 student athletes, 349 men and 334 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$30,934,099
Total Expenses (all teams)$30,934,099

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Villanova University Athletics

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