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 1320 to 1470, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 31 to 34. We were able to estimate the Villanova University (VU) average GPA (3.82 - 3.96) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. The acceptance rate of Villanova University is considered highly competitive, with only 30 percent of those who applied applicants being accepted. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Villanova University (VU) acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 30%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Villanova University (VU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Villanova University was reported as 28.2% in Fall 2020 with over 22,900 college 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 ACT Scores: 31 - 34
  • VU Average GPA: 3.82 - 3.96

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 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Villanova University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 43.5%
  • 2017-2018: 36.0%
  • 2018-2019: 29.2%
  • 2019-2020: 28.2%
  • Projected VU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 29.7%

How Does Villanova University (VU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Villanova University is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Saint Joseph's University75.0%
Widener University-Main Campus71.9%
Rutgers University-Camden79.2%
West Chester University of Pennsylvania75.3%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Villanova University (VU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading650 - 710
Math670 - 760
Total Score1320 - 1470
ACT®Score Range
English32 - 35
Math28 - 32
Composite Score31 - 34
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