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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.5% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
17,272 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
71.6% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,488 Graduates

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The median tuition at Villanova University is $48,610, which is $16,400 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,270.

In 2016, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Villanova University received 17,272 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.58% annual growth. Out of those 17,272 applicants, 7,514 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 43.5% acceptance rate.

There were 10,842 students enrolled at Villanova University in 2016, and 50% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Villanova University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Villanova University has a total enrollment of 10,842 students. The full-time enrollment at Villanova University is 7,758 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,084. This means that 71.6% of students enrolled at Villanova University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Villanova University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.8% White, 6.53% Hispanic or Latino, 5.99% Asian, 5.57% Black or African American, 2.06% Two or More Races, 0.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.06% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Villanova University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (23.7%), followed by White Male (21.3%) and Asian Female (2.43%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (3.76%), followed by White Female (3.75%) and Black or African American Female (0.41%).

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In 2016, 164 more women than men graduated from Villanova University. The majority of students graduating from Villanova University are White. These 2,571 graduates mean that there were 10.9 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 235 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Villanova University is General Finance with 261 graduates, followed by Registered Nursing with 240 graduates and Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 160 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Villanova University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Legal, with 203 graduates, followed by Engineering with 413 graduates and Philosophy and Religious Studies with 30 graduates.


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Villanova University has an endowment valued at nearly $563M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $21.4M (3.8%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Villanova University had a total expenditure of $377M. Of that $377M, they spent $176M on salaries and $49.5M on benefits.

Villanova University employs 248 Assistant professors, 181 Associate professors, and 160 Professors. Most academics at Villanova University are Male Assistant professors (125), Female Assistant professors (123), and Male Professors (119).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Villanova University are: Service, with 357 employees, Management, with 336 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 276 employees.



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