Villanova University

Villanova, PA 19085

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 LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate95%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (PhD, BSN to PhD)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 240
Nursing Administration Master's degree 4
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 3
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 19
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 8
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 6
Nursing Education Master's degree 4
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Nurse Anesthetist Post-master's certificate 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 1
Nursing Education Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Education Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 7
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 7

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Villanova University

Eastern University
1.59 miles away
Saint Joseph's University
6.46 miles away
University of Pennsylvania
10.09 miles away
Drexel University
10.14 miles away
La Salle University
10.17 miles away
Thomas Jefferson University
11.71 miles away
Immaculata University
11.93 miles away
Widener University
12.29 miles away
Gwynedd Mercy University
12.31 miles away
Neumann University
12.36 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading600 to 700
SAT: Math620 to 720
SAT: Writing590 to 690
ACT Composite30 to 32
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations 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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$19,284
30k to 48k$25,649
48k to 75k$29,815
75k to 110k$31,871
Over 110k$48,243
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $785.00 $785.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $943.00 $943.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

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