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VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY STATS

Admission's Office Location
800 Lancaster Avenue
Austin Hall
Villanova, PA 19085

Office of Admissions
610-519-4008
(fax) 610-519-6450

Office of Financial Aid
610-519-6456

Web site www.villanova.edu

Students
Full-Time:
3,919 men, 4,021 women
Part-Time:
1,474 men, 1,204 women
Graduate:
1,824 men, 1,528 women

Application Deadline January 7

Faculty
Ph.D.'s: 89.3%
Student/Faculty 13 to 1

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Villanova University is an independent coeducational institute of higher learning founded by the Augustinian Order of the Roman Catholic Church. The University is a community of persons of diverse professional, academic, and personal interests who in a spirit of collegiality cooperate to achieve their common goals and objectives in the transmission, the pursuit, and the discovery of knowledge. The community serves society by developing and sustaining an academic environment in which the potentialities of its members may be realized. Villanova is committed to those same high goals and standards of academic integrity and excellence as well as personal and corporate achievements that characterize all worthy institutions of higher learning.

Villanova offers numerous undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its 4 colleges (Liberal Arts & Sciences, Commerce & Finance, Engineering and Nursing). Its worldwide reputation attracts over 6,000 undergrads and over 2,000 graduate students from 49 states and 52 countries.

HOUSING
4300 students can be accommodated in college housing, which includes single-gender and coed residence halls, as well as on-campus apartments for upper-class students. Resident students are guaranteed three consecutive years of on-campus housing. Approximately, 73% of students live on campus, of those more than 90% remain on campus on weekends. Upper-class (juniors & seniors), resident students are permitted to keep cars on campus.

ACTIVITIES
There are over 100 groups on campus ranging from Greek Life, currently 25% of our student population belongs to a Greek organization. Campus Ministry has several Habitat for Humanity service trips a year to places where help is needed to rebuild homes of individuals who are less fortunate. Villanova hosts the Special Olympics every fall along with Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week and Community Outreach Services..


SPORTS
There are 11 intercollegiate sports for men and 13 for woman, 14 intramural sports for men and 14 for women and aerobics. Facilities include an 12,000 seat football stadium, 6500 seat gym, a 200 meter indoor track, 2 swimming pools, weight rooms, a field house and basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. In spring 2003, the Women’s Basketball Team won the BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP. In fall 2003, the Women’s Soccer Team won the BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP.

PROGRAMS OF STUDY
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Art, History, Humanities, Classical Studies, Communications, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, French, Italian, Liberal Arts, Geography, German, History, Honors Program, Human Services, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Theology and Religious Studies.

A Bachelor of Science degree is offered in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Biology, Chemistry, Comprehensive Science, Computer Science, Secondary Education, Honors Program, Information Science, Mathematics and Physics. The chemistry program is accredited by the American Chemical Society and the computer science program is accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Commission of the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board, a specialized accreditation body.

Graduate Programs:
Doctorate of Philosophy in Philosophy, Masters of Arts with majors in Biology, Classical Studies, Education, English, History, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Modern Languages (Spanish), Theatre and Theology. Master of Science in Applied Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Counseling and Human Relations, Criminal Justice Administration, Human Resource Development, Public Administration and Psychology.

College of Commerce & Finance offers the following undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Science in Accountancy; Bachelor of Science in Economics; and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with majors in: Finance, Management, Management Information Systems and Marketing as well as a co-major in International Business. All business programs are accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
The College also offers graduate programs including MBA, EMBA, Post MBA certificate, Master of Accounting and Consulting, JDMBA and Master of Technology Management (in conjunction with the College of Engineering).

College of Engineering offers full-time (day) academic programs leading to the following degrees: Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. The undergraduate engineering programs offered by Villanova University are fully accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
The following graduate engineering programs are offered: Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Electrical and Computer and Mechanical Engineering. The College of Engineering has initiated a new, interdisciplinary, graduate program leading to the degree Doctor of Philosophy.

College of Nursing
awards the baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) and provides basic preparation in nursing to those who are studying for the first professional degree in the field. Such students include high school graduates with no prior college experience, registered nurses who were prepared in hospital or junior college programs and who have not jet attained the baccalaureate, college graduates with degrees in other disciplines who have made a later decision to study nursing, and mature adults who are studying for their first college degree. Baccalaureate nursing education prepares individuals for professional nursing practice in a variety of health-care settings and for continuous personal and educations growth, including entrance into graduate education in nursing.
Graduate Nursing offers Master in MSN.

Law School, JD and LLM


VISIT INFORMATION
There are regularly scheduled orientations for prospective students, including campus tours and information sessions conducted several times daily and on selected Saturdays throughout the academic year. There are guides for informal visits and visitors may sit in on classes.

To schedule a visit, contact the Office of University Admission.
Tours are generally conducted Monday through Friday at 10:30 am, 11:30 am and 2:00 pm. Call (610) 519-4000 to confirm times.
Group Admission Presentations typically takes place most weekdays at 1:00 pm. Please make your reservations at least 4 weeks in advance of your visit by calling (610) 519-4000.

Office hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

DIRECTIONS TO VILLANOVA

From New York and New England:
Take the New Jersey Turnpike(95) to EXIT 6 (Pennsylvania Turnpike(276) exit). Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike(276) Westbound to EXIT 20 (Mid-County Interchange) I-476 South/Chester. Follow I-476 South to EXIT 13 (Villanova/St.Davids). At the bottom of ramp turn right onto Route 30 East, also known as Lancaster Avenue. Proceed east on Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) for one-half mile and at the fourth traffic light you will see Villanova’s main parking lot on the right. To reach the Main Gate entrance, turn left at the next light (Ithan Avenue) to second drive on left, directly across from The Pavilion Sports Complex.


From the West:

Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (76) to EXIT 326 - Valley Forge (formerly Exit 24). Take I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) to EXIT 331A (I-476 South/Chester) to EXIT 13 (US 30 St. Davids/Villanova) to Route 30 East, also known as Lancaster Avenue. Take Route 30 East (Lancaster Avenue) for one-half mile and at the fourth traffic light you will
see Villanova's parking lot on the right.

From the South:
Take I-95 North to EXIT 7 (I-476 (Blue Route) North-Plymouth Meeting).
Take I-476 (Blue Route) North to EXIT 13 (Villanova/St.Davids) to Route 30 East (also known as Lancaster Avenue) to Route 30 East, also known as Lancaster Avenue. Proceed east on Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) for one-half mile and at the fourth traffic light you will see Villanova's main parking lot on the right. To reach the Main Gate entrance, turn left at the next light (Ithan Avenue) to second drive on left, directly across
from the The Pavilion Sports Complex.

By Train:
Take AMTRAK to the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Ask the attendant to direct you to the Suburban Trains. Take the R5 Paoli Local train to Villanova. The train stops directly on our campus. NOTE: You can save money by buying your local train ticket before boarding.

When you leave the train, take the pedestrian tunnel under the tracks and walk straight through the walkway under Mendel Science Center. When you come out from the arch, go straight toward the back of St. Thomas of Villanova Church (the stone building with two spires). The second building to your left is Austin Hall, which houses the Office of
University Admission.

By Bus:
When your bus arrives in Philadelphia, ask the attendant to direct you to the train station at Market East. Take the R5 Paoli Local train to Villanova, and follow the above directions.

By Plane
Arrange to fly into Philadelphia International Airport, which is located 25 minutes from the Villanova campus. From the airport you have three options:
Train:
Ask the attendant at the airport baggage counter to direct you to the train station. Purchase a combination ticket to the Villanova Station. All trains go to the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. At 30th Street, change trains and board the R5 Paoli Local train which will take you directly to the Villanova campus.

Rental Car (or other private transportation): When leaving the airport,
follow the signs for I-95 South. Take I-95 South to EXIT 7 (I-476 (Blue
Route) North-Plymouth Meeting). Take I-476 North to EXIT 13 (Villanova/St.Davids). Proceed east on Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) for
one-half mile and at the fourth traffic light you will see Villanova's main
parking lot on the right. To reach the Main Gate entrance, turn left at the
next light (Ithan Avenue) to second drive on left, directly across from the The Pavilion Sports Complex.

Main Line Airport Service: This limousine service runs direct from
Philadelphia International Airport to Villanova University. For more
information, phone (610) 525-0513.