Main telephone: 610 519-4500, Main FAX: 610 519-5000 Villanova University
Web site: http://www.villanova.edu
President: Reverend Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A., Ph.D.
Director of University Admission: Michael M. Gaynor, M.S.
Admissions telephone: 610 519-4000, FAX: 610 519-6450
Admissions e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 800 Lancaster Avenue
Director of Financial Assistance: Bonnie Lee Behm, M.S. Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085
Financial aid telephone: 610 519-4010, FAX: 610 519-7599 Private university affiliated with the Catholic Church, established in
Financial aid e-mail: email@example.com 1842, became coed in 1962.
International Student Advisor: Stephen McWilliams Full-time undergraduates: 3,177 Men, 3,363 Women.
International student contact e-mail: Part-time undergraduates: 352 Men, 316 Women.
firstname.lastname@example.org Graduate enrollment: 1,342 Men, 1,131 Women.
Athletic Director: Vincent Nicastro First-professional enrollment: 393 Men, 376 Women.
Assistant Athletic Director/SWA: Lynn Tighe Total campus enrollment: 10,450.
FICE #3388, FAFSA #003388, SAT #2959, ACT #3744.
ADMISSIONS Freshman Class Profile
Requirements For fall 2005, 51% of 10,394 applicants were offered admission. 30% of
Graduation from secondary school required; GED accepted. General col- those accepted matriculated. 2,831 applicants were put on a waiting list.
lege-preparatory program required. 4 units of English, 4 units of mathe- Secondary school class rank of freshmen (fall 2005):
matics, 4 units of science including 2 units of lab, 2 units of foreign lan- Top tenth 43%
guage, 2 units of academic electives, and 4 units of social studies or Top quarter 70%
History required. Academic Advancement Program (PA residents only). Top half 95%
SAT Reasoning or ACT required. SAT Subject required. The SAT or 44% of freshmen submitted class rank.
ACT writing component used as a validity check on the application essay. Average secondary school GPA of freshmen (fall 2005): 3.7.
TOEFL required of international applicants. Campus visit recommended. 98% of accepted applicants submitted SAT Reasoning; 17% submitted
Admissions interview required of some applicants. Off-campus inter- ACT.
views not available. Admission may be deferred. Application fee $70 SAT Reasoning scores of freshmen (fall 2005):
(may be waived in cases of financial need), nonrefundable. Verbal % Math %
700-800 13 22
Basis for Candidate Selection 600-699 54 58
Academic: Secondary school record, class rank, and standardized 500-599 28 17
test scores very important. Recommendations and essay 400-499 4 3
important. 300-399 1 0
Nonacademic: Extracurricular activities, particular talent/ability, char- 100% 100%
acter/personal qualities, volunteer work, and work expe- Range of SAT Reasoning scores for middle 50% of freshmen (fall 2005):
rience important. Alumni/ae relationship, geographical Verbal: 580-660 Math: 600-690
residence, state residence, and minority affiliation con- ACT scores of freshmen (fall 2005):
sidered. Composite %
Admissions Procedure 30-36 24
Normal sequence: SAT Reasoning or ACT scores must be received by 24-29 62
January 7. Suggest filing application by November 1; deadline is January 18-23 14
7. Common application form accepted; supplemental forms required. No- 100%
tification of admission is sent by April 1. $700 tuition deposit, nonrefund- Range of ACT scores for middle 50% of freshmen (fall 2005):
able. $150 room deposit, refundable. Freshmen may enter only in fall Composite: 27-30
term. Admissions process is need-blind. Average ACT scores of freshmen (fall 2005):
Special programs: Early action program. Early admission program. Student Body Characteristics
Transfers: Transfer students are accepted. In fall 2005, 391 transfer ap- 68% are from out of state. Average age of full-time undergraduates is 21.
plications were received, 198 were accepted. Application deadline is July 94% of undergraduates are degree-seeking.
15 for fall; November 15 for spring. Secondary school transcript, college Composition of student body (fall 2005):
transcript, essay or personal statement, standardized test scores, and state- Undergraduate Freshman
ment of good standing from prior institutions required. Lowest course International 2.2 2.5
grade accepted is “C.” Black 3.8 3.4
American Indian 0.3 0.3
International Students: 148 degree-seeking undergraduate students en- Asian-American 6.1 7.4
rolled, 33 countries represented. Minimum 550 TOEFL (213 computer- Hispanic 5.3 6.5
based) score required. Application deadline is January 7 for fall. White 79.0 74.2
Learning Disabled Students: Essay required. Support services available. Unreported 3.3 5.7
Untimed standardized tests accepted. There are no exceptions in terms of 100.0% 100.0%
prerequisites or credentials. Lighter course load and additional time to
complete degree permitted. Program/services serve 224 identified stu-
Tuition (2006--07): $33,000 per year. $23,312 per year for most pro-
Placement Options: Placement may be granted through CEEB Advanced grams.
Placement exams for scores of 4 or higher. Credit may be granted for Re- Room: $5,060.
gents College Exams and challenge exams. Placement may be granted for Board: $4,500.
CLEP general exams, CLEP subject exams, and International Baccalau- Required fees: $705.
reate. Books/misc. expenses (school’s estimate): $2,450.
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Financial Aid imaging, medical technology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy
FAFSA: Deadline is February 7. School’s own aid form: Priority filing programs with Thomas Jefferson U. Member of several consortiums. Ger-
date is March 18. In 2006, the average aid package of full-time undergrad- many Sea Semester. BU London. Los Angeles Internship, New York
uates with financial need was $20,503; $22,149 for full-time freshmen. Arts, Temple U, and Washington Center programs. Member of Council
26% of students receiving financial aid participated in Federal Work- on International Educational Exchange and Institute for the International
Study Program. 56% of 2006 graduates incurred an average debt of Education of Students. Study abroad in many countries. NROTC and
$28,549. Of full-time undergraduates receiving need-based financial aid, ROTC. AFROTC at St. Joseph’s U.
an average of 78% of need was met. Facilities
Scholarships and Grants 1,400 microcomputers available to all students. Internet access. E-mail
Need-based Federal Pell, SEOG, state, college/university, and private services/accounts. Computer equipment/network access provided in resi-
scholarships/grants. Need-based Endowed and restricted grants Non- dence halls, library, computer center/labs, student center. Student support
need-based academic merit, athletic, and ROTC scholarships/grants. On center, hardrive, software, mobile devices, graphic services, student print
average, 160 non-need-based athletic scholarships are awarded with an facilities, video conferencing facilities, multi media lab. Library of
average amount of $31,286. In 2006, $41,263,801 in need-based scholar- 746,500 titles, 10,800 current serials, 998,579 microforms, 24,500 audio-
ships/grants and $6,842,713 in non-need-based scholarships/grants was visuals. School is a member of library consortium.
awarded. Academic Experience
Loans 94% of freshmen return for their sophomore year. Average GPA of fresh-
FFEL subsidized Stafford, FFEL unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, men after first year is 2.95 on a 4.0 scale. 85% of freshmen graduate within
Perkins, and Federal Nursing loans. Villanova Loan Tuition Management six years. The most popular majors among 2005 graduates were finance,
Systems. In 2006, $24,131,052 in need-based self-help aid was awarded, communication, and accountancy. 24% of graduates pursue further study
including $20,772,578 in student loans. within one year. 67% of graduates are employed in major field within six
Student Employment months.
17% of full-time undergraduates work on campus during school year. In- Guidance Facilities/Student Services
stitutional employment. Students may expect to earn an average of $1,500 Remedial learning services. Health service. Health insurance. Many ca-
during school year. Off-campus part-time employment opportunities reer, counseling, international, LD, and handicapped student services.
rated “excellent.” 90% of campus is accessible to the physically handicapped.
ACADEMIC EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Accredited by MSACS; professionally by ABET, CCNE, and NLN. Intercollegiate baseball, basketball, cross-country, field hockey, football,
Instructional Faculty golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor/Out-
Full-time: 387 men, 183 women; part-time: 204 men, 149 women. door), for men. Intercollegiate basketball, cross-country, field hockey, la-
Doctorates/Terminal 91% Masters 9% crosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor/out
FTE Student-Faculty ratio: 13 to 1. door), volleyball, water polo for women. Several intramural/recreational
100% of full-time faculty serve as academic advisors. sports. 12% of students participate in intercollegiate sports. 60% of stu-
Degree Offerings dents participate in intramural sports. Member of Atlantic 10 Conference
Associate: A.A., A.Nat.Sci. Baccalaureate: B.A., B.Interdis.Studies, (Division I, Football I-AA), Big East Conference (Division I, Football
B.S. Master’s: LL.M., M.A., M.Accy./Prof.Consult., M.Bus.Admin., I-A), Colonial Athletic Association (Division I), Metro Atlantic Athletic
M.Laws/Tax., M.Pub.Admin., M.S., M.Tax., M.Tech.Mgmt. Doctoral: Conference (Division I, Football I-AA), Patriot League (Division I, Foot-
Ph.D. First professional: J.D. ball I-AA).
Majors Leading to Bachelor’s Degree Student Activities and Organizations
College of Commerce and Finance: Accountancy, Business Administra- Student government, newspaper (Villanovan, published weekly), literary
tion, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Man- magazine, yearbook, radio station, television station. 31 honor societies.
agement Information Systems, Marketing. College of Engineering: Numerous religious, and international student groups. Music, theatre,
Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Elec- and political groups. A total of 155 registered organizations. Nine frater-
trical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering. College of Liberal Arts and nities; nine sororities. 10% of men join a fraternity and 23% of women
Sciences: Art/Art History, Astronomy/Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biol- join a sorority.
ogy, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Communication, Comprehensive Sci-
ence Education, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, En- GENERAL
glish, French, General Arts, General Sciences, Geography, German, Housing
History, Honors, Human Services, Humanities, Information Sciences, Students may live on or off campus. Coed, women’s, men’s dormitories.
Italian, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, 70% of all undergraduates (98% of all freshmen) live in school-owned/
Secondary Education, Sociology, Spanish, Theology/Religious Studies. -operated/-affiliated housing.
College of Nursing: Nursing. Regulations and Policies
Academic Requirements Alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age; additional restric-
Six units of religion/theology required. Core curriculum required. Mini- tions apply. Class attendance mandatory. Class attendance policies set by
mum 2.0 GPA required for graduation; some programs require different individual instructors. Hazing prohibited. Smoking prohibited in nonde-
GPAs. signated areas. 48% of students have cars on campus. Freshmen and soph-
Academic Programs omores may not have cars.
Many minors offered. Double majors. Dual degrees. Independent study. Environment/Transportation
Accelerated study. Honors program. Phi Beta Kappa. Pass/fail grading 252-acre campus in Villanova (population: 5,900), 12 miles west of Phila-
option. Internships. Distance Learning. Certificate programs. Teacher cer- delphia. Major airport, train, and bus serve Philadelphia. School operates
tification in elementary and secondary education and in 12 specific sub- transportation to Rosemont Coll and around local area. Public transporta-
ject areas. Graduate programs offered; qualified undergraduates may take tion serves campus.
graduate-level classes. 3-4 pre-dentistry program with U of Pennsylvania. Calendar
Six-or seven-year optometry program with Pennsylvania Coll of Optom- Semester system; classes begin in late August and mid-January. Three
etry. Seven-year B.S./M.D. program with MCP Hahnemann U. B.S./M.S. summer sessions, one of eight weeks (evenings) and two of four weeks
biotechnology, cytogenetic technology, cytotechnology, diagnostic each (days). Orientation for new students held in late August.