About Villanova University
The only Augustinian Catholic university in the nation, Villanova values a personalized experience where teachers and students are partners in learning and scholarly inquiry. From undergraduate to doctoral students, Villanovans are intellectually inspired, morally grounded, globally minded. Villanova attracts and forges world changers—people who ignite positive change everywhere life takes them.
MISSION & MINISTRY
Villanova University is a closely connected academic community with renowned faculty, rich resources and a personalized, supportive learning environment.
Villanova provides exceptional opportunities for a wide range of academic experiences, including hands-on research, interdisciplinary collaboration and experiential learning.
Online & Hybrid Progams
Villanova University’s College of Profession Studies offers a variety of pathways to enrich your life, enhance your value in the workplace and pursue new careers.
• Bootcamp programs to fast-track your learning
• Online Bachelors in Leadership, Public Services and Administration, Organizational Development and Management and General Studies
What is a Villanovan?
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Villanova University Graduate Programs
Villanova University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Villanova, Pennsylvania. 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.
Villanova University Rankings
We have ranked Villanova as #35 out of 807 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #5 out of 48 schools in Pennsylvania.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Villanova has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#5||Best Graduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#20||Best Master’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#59||Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Villanova.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Villanova has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Colleges for Business/Managerial Economics||College Factual|
|#5||Best Colleges for Accounting||College Factual|
|#8||Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing||College Factual|
|#17||Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||College Factual|
|#23||Best Colleges for Psychology||College Factual|
|#26||Best Healthcare Schools||Healthcare Degree Search|
Where Is Villanova University?
Contact details for Villanova are given below.
|Address:||800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085-1699|
Villanova University Graduate Student Diversity
Of the 4,113 graduate students at Villanova, 49% are male and 51% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Villanova University graduate students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||229|
|Hispanic or Latino||233|
Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Villanova University. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 72 countries are represented at Villanova. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Vietnam.
Online Learning at Villanova University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Villanova has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 4th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Villanova
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Villanova University was 14.7%. This is the #668 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Villanova regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Villanova majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||13%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||18%|
|Human Resource Management||27%|
|Other Business, Management & Marketing||27%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||9%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Villanova ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Villanova.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Other Business, Management & Marketing||#9|
|Management Information Systems||#13|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#22|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#22|
|Computer Information Systems||#26|
|Human Resource Management||#33|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#64|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#65|
|Business Administration & Management||#233|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#269|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Villanova University Graduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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.
More about our data sources and methodologies.