Abstract Background Image Banner
#467 Overall Influence #198 Desirability Rank

Villanova University

Catholic university near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Featured Alumnus

Sean M. Carroll ranks among our Top Influential Physicists Today.

From Wikipedia

Villanova University is a private, Catholic, coeducational, research higher education institute run by the Order of Saint Augustine in Villanova, Pennsylvania. It was founded by the Augustinians in 1842 and named after Saint Thomas of Villanova. The university is the oldest Catholic university in Pennsylvania and the only Augustinian university in the United States. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

22,083

Acceptance

31%

Graduation Rate

92%

Median SAT Score

1395

Median ACT Score

32

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$56,730

Fees (in-state)

$730

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$22,517
30K - 48K$21,359
48K - 75K$30,371
75K - 110K$34,607
110K+$50,567

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$87,600

Employed

94%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

10K

Under-Grads

8K

Graduates

2K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova PA 19085-1699

What is Villanova University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#329 World Rank
Business
#270 World Rank
Philosophy
#252 World Rank
Law
#426 World Rank
Engineering
#392 World Rank
Education
#293 World Rank
History
#577 World Rank
Biology
#370 World Rank
Political Science
#364 World Rank
Computer Science
#598 World Rank
Literature
#264 World Rank
Religious Studies
#327 World Rank
Communications
#647 World Rank
Medical
#568 World Rank
Physics
#717 World Rank
Mathematics
#527 World Rank
Psychology
#624 World Rank
Economics
#982 World Rank
Chemistry
#276 World Rank
Nursing
#737 World Rank
Sociology

Other areas of influence

#283 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#592 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#592 World Rank
Social Work
#1021 World Rank
Anthropology

Influential People

Who are Villanova University's Most influential alumni?

Villanova University 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Law, Religious Studies, and Philosophy

Allen M. Hornblum

Allen M. Hornblum

American writer

Keith Jones

James A. Anderson

Iain Levison

Scottish-American writer

Mark A. Kearney

Mark A. Kearney

American attorney and judge from Pennsylvania

Mickey Vernon

American baseball player and coach

Jill Biden

American educator and academic; First Lady of the United States

Randy Foye

Randy Foye

American basketball player

Shannon Meehan

Shannon Meehan

Recipient of the Purple Heart medal

David Rabe

American playwright and screenwriter

Catherine A. Lozupone

American microbiologist

Kelly Ayotte

American politician