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Villanova University – Tuition & Success Analysis

Villanova, PA

Villanova University – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,862

Average annual cost of attendance: $38,229

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $26,692

Campus Setting: Large Suburb

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

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Villanova University Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $19,284

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $25,649

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $29,815

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $31,871

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $48,243


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Villanova University. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Villanova University Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 90%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 95%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $77,900

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 89%

Villanova University Admissions

Villanova University Acceptance Rate: 44%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 620 to 720

SAT Critical Reading: 600 to 700

SAT Writing: 590 to 690

ACT English: 30 to 34

ACT Math: 27 to 32

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Villanova University actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Villanova University Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 12%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 43%

Typical student debt: $26,692

Typical monthly loan payment: $284

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Majors at Villanova University


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Villanova University:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 6%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 27%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 8%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 1%
  • Engineering – 13%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 2%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 1%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 12%
  • History – 2%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 3%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 2%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 2%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 1%
  • Physical Sciences – 3%
  • Psychology – 4%
  • Social Sciences – 11%

For more information about the various majors at Villanova University, visit their website.

Villanova University Diversity


Overall Composition at Villanova University

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Villanova University full time:  94%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Villanova University part time:  6%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Villanova University:  7%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 7%

Black: 5%

Hispanic: 7%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Two or more races: 2%

Unknown: 2%

White: 75%

Villanova University Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 2.9

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 2.0

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 22.9

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.

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