Villanova University

Villanova University is an independent co-educational institute of higher learning founded by the Augustinian Order of the Roman Catholic Church. The university is a community of persons of diverse professional, academic and personal interests who, in a spirit of collegiality, cooperate to achieve their common goals and objectives in the transmission, the pursuit and the discovery of knowledge. The community serves society by developing and sustaining an academic environment in which the potentials of its members may be realized. Villanova is committed to the same high standards and goals of academic integrity and excellence, as well as personal and corporate achievements, that characterize all worthy institutions of higher learning.

Villanova offers numerous undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its four colleges (Liberal Arts & Sciences, Commerce & Finance, Engineering and Nursing). Its worldwide reputation attracts more than 6,000 undergrads and more than 2,000 graduate students from 49 states and 52 countries.

Programs of Study

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, French, Geography, German, History, Honors Program, Human Services, Humanities, Italian, Liberal Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish and Theology.

A Bachelor of Science degree is offered in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Biology, Chemistry, Comprehensive Science, Computer Science, Secondary Education, Honors Program, Information Science, Mathematics and Physics. The chemistry program is accredited by the American Chemical Society, and the computer science program is accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Commission of the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board, a specialized accreditation body.

Graduate programs: Doctorate of Philosophy in Philosophy; Master of Arts with majors in Biology, Classical Studies, Education, English, History, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Modern Languages (Spanish), Philosophy, Political Science, Theatre and Theology; and Master of Science in Applied Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Counseling and Human Relations, Criminal Justice Administration, Human Resource Development, Psychology and Public Administration. Online Masters degree programs include Human Resource Development (HRD) and Public Administration.

Villanova School of Business offers the following undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Science in Accountancy; Bachelor of Science in Economics; and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with majors in Finance, Management, Management Information Systems and Marketing, as well as a co-major in International Business. All business programs are accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The college also offers graduate programs including MBA, EMBA, Post MBA certificate, Master of Accounting and Consulting, JDMBA and Master of Technology Management (in conjunction with the College of Engineering), plus online graduate degrees in Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Analytics, Master of Science in Church Management , Master of Taxation. In addition, the Villanova School of Law offers Online Law Taxation and Certificate Programs including Master of Laws (LLM) in Taxation and Master Certificate in Business and Law of Sports (non-academic).

College of Engineering offers full-time (day) academic programs leading to the following degrees: Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. The undergraduate engineering programs offered by Villanova University are fully accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The following graduate engineering programs are offered: Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Electrical and Computer and Mechanical Engineering. The College of Engineering has initiated an interdisciplinary, graduate program leading to the degree Doctor of Philosophy. On-line programs include online Masters degrees in Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Sustainable Engineering, and Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, as well as online certificates in Biochemical Engineering, Cybersecurity, Urban Water Resources Design, High Frequency Systems, Wireless and Digital Communications, Machinery Dynamics, and Thermofluid Systems.

College of Nursing awards the baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) and provides basic preparation in nursing to those who are studying for the first professional degree in the field. Such students include high school graduates with no prior college experience, registered nurses who were prepared in hospital or junior college programs and who have not yet attained the baccalaureate, college graduates with degrees in other disciplines who have made a later decision to study nursing and mature adults who are studying for their first college degree. Baccalaureate nursing education prepares individuals for professional nursing practice in a variety of health-care settings and for continuous personal and educational growth, including entrance into graduate education in nursing. Graduate Nursing offers Master in MSN. Online nursing degree programs include RN-BSN, DNP, and PhD tracks.

The College of Professional Studies offers online undergraduate degree programs including Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Media and Technology, and Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in General Studies, plus professional development classes in Business Analysis, Business Intelligence, Business Process Management, Contract Management , Human Resources, IS Security, IT Service Management, Organizational Leadership, Project Management, ROI Methodology, Six Sigma, Software Testing.


4,300 students can be accommodated in college housing, which includes single-gender and co-ed residence halls, as well as on-campus apartments for upperclass students. Resident students are guaranteed three consecutive years of on-campus housing. Approximately, 73% of students live on campus; of those, more than 90% remain on campus on weekends. Upperclass (juniors and seniors) resident students are permitted to keep cars on campus.


There are more than 100 groups on campus. Currently, 25% of our student population belongs to a Greek organization. Every year, Campus Ministry offers several Habitat for Humanity service trips to places where students help to rebuild homes of individuals who are less fortunate. Villanova hosts events such as Special Olympics and Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week.


There are 11 intercollegiate sports for men and 13 for women and 14 intramural sports for men and 14 for women, plus aerobics. Facilities include a 12,000-seat football stadium, a 6,500-seat gym, a 200-meter indoor track, two swimming pools, weight rooms, a field house and basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. In spring 2003, the women’s basketball team won the Big East Championship. In fall 2003, the Women’s Soccer Team won the Big East Championship.

Visitor Information

Prospective students can take advantage of regularly scheduled orientations, including campus tours and information sessions. Visitors may even sit in on classes.

To schedule a visit, contact the Office of University Admission. Tours are generally conducted Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 610.519.4000 to confirm times. Group Admission Presentations typically take place most weekdays at 1 p.m. Please make your reservations at least four weeks in advance of your visit by calling 610.519.4000.

Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Villanova University
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085