About Villanova University

Dedicated to academic excellence and lifelong success.

Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University’s six colleges: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and the College of Professional Studies. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.

The University is widely recognized as a leader in online professional education, with thousands of enrollments – including leaders from top organizations – and unparalleled academic and technical support. Located on a beautiful campus in Villanova, Pennsylvania (just outside of Philadelphia), Villanova is a traditional, fully accredited university offering bachelor, graduate and doctoral degrees. The University has an outstanding full-time faculty of more than 650, along with hundreds of fully credentialed and experienced part-time faculty. To date, more than 135,000 alumni have graduated from Villanova.


Villanova University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Click here to learn more about Villanova University’s accreditation.

Villanova at a Glance

Top Ranked

Best Colleges 2023 National Universities by
U.S. News & World Report

135,000 Alumni


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Villanova University has been named a 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School.


Courses are taught by Villanova University faculty, who bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience to instructional development and delivery. Their expertise and interactive teaching methods create a dynamic experience where participants use a proven combination of “virtual classroom” collaboration tools, online instructor-led discussions and streaming video.


In today’s hyper-competitive job market, continuing education and professional certification can help put you on the road toward success. Villanova University offers a variety of dynamic, online certificate programs designed to do just that. Through a unique online program, you can arm yourself with new skills and advanced industry knowledge that may align with many industry-recognized certifications.