Villanova University Rankings

By | April 19, 2020

Located in Villanova, PA, Villanova University is one of the best universities in the state of Pennsylvania. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Villanova University in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Villanova University.

800 Lancaster Avenue Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-4000
Web site:

Rankings: Villanova University

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 1
Score: 100
Peer college rating (out of 5) 4.2
Graduation and retention ranking: 1
Average freshman retention rate: 94.5%
6-year graduation rate: 87.3%
Predicted graduation rate: N/A
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): N/A
Faculty resources ranking: 33
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 41.8%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 2.3%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 11:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 83.8%
Student selectivity ranking: 1
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1200-1390
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 60%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 86%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 39.5%
Financial resources rank: 3
Alumni giving rank: 37
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 18.1%

Villanova University History

Essential Facts: Villanova University

  • The University did indeed serve as a hospital during the Civil War and again in World War I (where it housed influenza victims), when many college age men were pressed into service in the war.
  • Villanova University typically accepts and attracts “A-” average high school students . Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.
  • Villanova University is located on a 260-acre campus, 12 miles/19 kilometers west of Philadelphia. Three campus rail stops provide quick access to Philadelphia.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 70%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 15%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 28%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 85%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? No
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 48%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I
Men’s scholarship sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Women’s scholarship sports: basketball, cross country, field hockey, soccer, softball, swimming, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball
Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, television station, yearbook