United States

Villanova University

401–500 th
Engineering & technology 2018
=120 th
US College Rankings 2018
800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 19085-1603, United States

Villanova University

About Villanova University

Villanova University is a Roman Catholic liberal arts institution in eastern Pennsylvania.

A private university founded as the Augustinian College of Villanova in 1842, it was known as Villanova College from 1845 to 1953, when it obtained its current name.

Located 10 miles north west of Philadelphia, trains into the city take 20 minutes and run four times an hour. The home of the US Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Liberty Bell, a key independence symbol, Philly was the country’s first capital. Its many museums, galleries, eateries, parks and Alexander Calder works are among the factors that explain the revitalised city’s increase in visitors since the turn of the millennium.

Established by the Brothers of the Order of St. Augustin, Villanova describes itself as Augustinian. The university’s main landmark is the 137-foot Saint Thomas Villanova Church, built in 1887. Its campus comprises more than 250 acres.

Singer-songwriters Don Mclean and Jim Croce went to Villanova, as did Jill Biden, the second lady of the United States throughout Barack Obama’s presidency, and Maria Bello, the actor who starred in Coyote Ugly, A History of Violence and The Cooler among other films.

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Key statistics

  • 8,813
    Number of Students
  • 3%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 52 : 48
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 11.2
    No. of students per staff
  • $47,616
    Out-of-state Tuition and Fees
  • $12,707
    On-campus Room and Board
  • $74,000
    Salary after 10 years
Based on data collected for the 2018 World University Rankings and 2018 US Rankings

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