Regional University
Private not-for-profit
Roman Catholic
Mid East
Suburb: Large
NCAA Division I-AA
11 to 1
Student-to-Faculty Ratio


As Pennsylvania’s oldest and most prominent Catholic university, Villanova’s motto, “Veritas, Unitas, Caritas” (Truth, Unity, Charity), stands as a distinctive mission among colleges and universities today. Conservative and Catholic in its views and its culture, Villanova strives to create an environment where students “learn to think critically, act compassionately, and succeed while serving others.” And succeed they do.

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