Founded in 1842, Villanova is the only Augustinian Catholic university in the nation, and we value a personalized experience where teachers and students are partners in learning and scholarly inquiry. Villanovans are intellectually inspired, morally grounded, and globally minded. As a top-ranked national university rooted in the liberal arts, we offer more than 100+ majors and minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, engineering and nursing. 

Villanova attracts and forges world changers—people who ignite positive change everywhere life takes them, while remaining true to our values, ourselves, and our campus community. Villanovans are bonded together by a shared responsibility to uphold the ideals of Saint Augustine and let the principles of truth, unity and love guide their lives. 

Are you a Villanovan?

Academic Programs

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Distance/online learning
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


All first-time, first-year students seeking to apply to Villanova should complete the following steps: 

  1. Submit the Common Application with the Member School Section for Villanova. 
  2. Ask your school counselor to send the Secondary School Report Form and your official High School transcript. 
  3.  Villanova University has announced a test-optional policy for the 2021-22 Admission Cycle. Should you choose to submit scores, Villanova offers you the option to self-report your SAT and/or ACT. All non-native English speakers are required to submit official TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo results. 
Visit for more information about the application process for first-year students. 


Complete the Transfer Common Application or the Villanova University Transfer Application  with appropriate Program information and submit with required credentials  by the following deadline: 

Fall term

  • May 15 for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering, and the Villanova School of Business. 

Transfer Housing

Villanova University is unfortunately not able to guarantee on-campus housing for transfer students.
To assist with finding off campus housing, the Office for Residence Life maintains a web page with off-campus housing information, where you will find a list of apartment complexes in the area, a database that may help you find a roommate, and other resources. 

Additional Information

Villanova is committed to providing financial assistance to students on the basis of the family's ability to contribute, as the holistic admission process for domestic students is need-blind.  
  • The Office of Financial Assistance provides complete information about financial aid at Villanova, including important deadlines and how to apply, as well as current year costs.
  • A limited number of merit-based scholarships are available, including the Presidential Scholarship, for students who have demonstrated academic achievement and active participation in their school and the broader civic community.

Visit us

We invite you to spend a day at Villanova, and you’ll see why so many students couldn’t wait to make it their new home. Join us for a student-led campus tour or explore campus at your own pace with our self-guided resources. You can also check us out from the comfort of home by attending a live virtual information session and tour or see campus from a bird’s eye view with our aerial tour.

“Become What You Are Not Yet.” – Saint Augustine

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Admissions office

Visit us


Office of Undergraduate Admission - Austin Hall, 800 East Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085, United States of America

Phone number

(610) 519-4000