Villanova University (VU)

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Villanova University can be found in Villanova, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. VU has an enrollment of about 11,000 students.

Most of the students admitted to VU had an SAT score between 1810 to 2090, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 29 to 31. We were able to estimate the Villanova University (VU) average GPA (3.55 - 3.78) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of around 49 percent with 23 percent of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Villanova University (VU) acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 47%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Villanova University (VU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Villanova University was reported as 48.9% in Fall 2013 with over 15,000 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • VU SAT Scores: 1810 - 2090
  • VU ACT Scores: 29 - 31
  • VU Average GPA: 3.55 - 3.78

How Hard Is It to Get into Villanova University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Villanova University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Villanova University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 46.4%
  • 2010-2011: 45.2%
  • 2011-2012: 44.0%
  • 2012-2013: 45.6%
  • 2013-2014: 48.9%
  • Projected VU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 46.6%

How Does Villanova University (VU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Villanova University is thirteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Saint Joseph's University78.7%
La Salle University80.2%
Widener University-Main Campus67.3%
Rutgers University-Camden58.6%
West Chester University of Pennsylvania51.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Villanova University (VU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 690
Math620 - 710
Writing600 - 690
Total Score1810 - 2090
ACT®Score Range
English29 - 33
Math27 - 32
Composite Score29 - 31
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