Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Named for Saint Thomas of Villanova, the school is the oldest Catholic university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Villanova University was founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine, the university traces its roots to old Saint Augustine’s Church, Philadelphia, which the Augustinian friars founded in 1796, and to its parish school, Saint Augustine’s Academy, which was established in 1811.
Villanova University, a premier Catholic institution of higher learning, was founded in 1842 by the Order of St. Augustine. Augustine of Hippo (354–430), regarded as one of the most prolific thinkers in the history of Western civilization, was a philosopher, author and teacher. (Augustine is pronounced “ah-GUST-in.”) Villanova provides education rooted in the liberal arts; a shared commitment to the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity and love; and a community dedicated to serving others and the common good.
Villanova is located in a suburban community 12 miles west of Philadelphia and is easily accessible by public transportation. The 254-acre campus features 69 buildings, including a library with more than a million items, and state-of-the-art academic facilities. Villanova has 633 full-time faculty, nearly 90% of whom hold the highest degree in their fields. Led by the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A., Villanova’s 32nd president, recent University initiatives have focused on enriching the academic environment as well as the enhancement of the physical campus space, developing a master plan and embracing environmentally friendly practices. Villanova has more than 107,000 alumni living worldwide.
Tuition and Fee charges are based on college and/or major classifications and year of matriculation.
*Per credit rate is charged for students registered in 1-11 credits in a semester
**An Orientation Fee is charged to first year, full-time day students. – $150
NOTE: All entering freshmen will be issued a laptop computer and software. This cost is included in tuition. At the conclusion of the sophomore year this computer will be returned and during the summer the student will receive a new laptop computer and software. Upon completion of the degree program the second laptop will become the property of the student.