My recent visit to Villanova started with a near campus lockdown due to some fumes coming out of one of their buildings. So, it was a rather unusual start. With 6,500 undergraduate students, it is a medium-size school. Known for their school of business, Villanova is rising in distinction with some key metrics: 96% retention rate, 90% graduation rate, and an impressive 97% placement rate after graduation. The campus is relatively modern despite its longevity, being founded in 1842.
I Love the "Holy Grounds" coffee bar, with a not to their Catholic roots.Three things to know about Villanova:
1. Their underlying mission is Service to others, and they have a deep commitment to "community". students are advised to "Become what you are not Yet"
2. Their school of business is ranked #1 nationwide (Bloomberg Businessweek) and engineering #11 (U.S. News and World Report)
3. AT LEAST ONE VILLANOVA ATHLETE HAS COMPETED IN EVERY Summer Olympics since 1948.
vILLANOVA IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A "JOCK" SCHOOL. despite being known for its strong national leadership position in sports, VILLANOVA ATTRACTS STRONG ACADEMIC APPLICANTS. LAST YEAR'S ADMITS FELL INTO THE 25-75TH PERCENTILES AS FOLLOWS: 31-33 ACT RANGE/1310-1440 ACT. 146 STUDENTS had PERFECT SCORES.