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Villanova University

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1842
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 7,254
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $278,605,662
Admissions Address

800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: January 7
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Michael M. Gaynor
Admissions office telephone: (610) 519-4000
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 7
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 1
Decision sent by: December 20
Application fee: $75
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
http://www.villanova.edu/enroll/admission Tuition deposit: $700 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $150 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 4 4
Science 4 4
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies N/A N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 2 2
Total academic units 22 25

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 7
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 43%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 44%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 42%
Total applicants: 12,913
Total acceptances: 5,511
Total freshman enrollment: 1,638
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 26%
Male applicants: 6,027
Male acceptances: 2,700
Male freshman enrollment: 835
Female applicants: 6,886
Female acceptances: 2,811
Female freshman enrollment: 803
Out-of-state freshmen: 77%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 4,112
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 2,034
Students enrolled from waiting list: 119

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 51%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 88%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 97%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 40%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
First-year students submitting GPA: 93%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 92%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 570 – 670
Math: 610 – 700
Combined: 1180 – 1370

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 12.8% 27.6%
600-699 53.4% 52.5%
500-599 29.5% 17.5%
400-499 4.1% 2.3%
300-399 0.3% 0.1%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 8%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 27 – 30

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 43.4% N/A N/A
24-29 51.0% N/A N/A
18-23 5.7% N/A N/A
12-17 0.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A


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