Villanova University is a private institution in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The Order of Saint Augustine founded the university in 1842. It maintains its affiliation with the Roman Catholic Church and is a member of the Augustinian Secondary Education Association. The university was an all-male institution until 1918. The college began offering evening classes for nuns. However, it was not until 1953 that the college became fully coeducational. The campus covers 254 acres about 12 miles from Center City. The campus is known for its greenery, as it includes over 1,500 trees, but it is not considered an official arboretum.
Several undergraduate and graduate nursing programs are offered at the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing. The undergraduate options include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN. Graduate programs include MSN, Ph.D., and BSN to Ph.D. programs. All programs are accredited by the CCNE. With the RN to BSN program, registered nurses may complete their BSN studies in two years. The traditional BSN program is a four-year program that also presents students with the chance to study abroad. Students may choose to complete their sophomore year studying at the University of Manchester in England. The university also offers several study-abroad programs during the summer.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students10,967|
|Student to Faculty Ratio11:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||2||7|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||6|
Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
01/01/1921 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
12/01/1983 - 12/31/2007
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
12/01/1957 - 12/31/2007
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
09/22/2000 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels|
02/01/1965 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1250 to 1440|
|ACT||30 to 33|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$813/credit|
|In State Students||$813/credit|
|Out of State Students||$813/credit|
|In District Students||$967/credit|
|In State Students||$967/credit|
|Out of State Students||$967/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 64% of Villanova University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||9%||$1,715|
|State Grant & Scholarships||4%||$3,658|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||54%||$28,883|
|Federal Student Loans||46%||$5,637|
$35,491Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$23,805|
|$30,001 to $48,000$25,328|
|$48,001 to $75,000$29,883|
|$75,001 to $110,000$33,817|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.