school spotlight: villanova university

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Villanova University
Villanova, PA

Situated 12 miles west of Philadelphia, Villanova University combines a comprehensive liberal arts education with traditional Catholic values. All community members recognize the importance of giving back, and perhaps this is why they dedicate more than 240,000 hours to community service each year. Villanova supports 7,200 undergraduates, over 20 percent of whom are international or students of color. While students have the option of studying everything from arts & sciences and business to engineering and nursing, the University also sponsors accelerated health science programs. After spending three years on Villanova’s suburban campus, you can continue your education and earn a professional degree in physical therapy, occupational therapy, dental medicine, or optometry. Love sports? You’ll have tremendous options at Villanova, whether you’re cheering on one of the 24 DI teams or perhaps participating in a club or intramural sport (curling, anyone?). Good to know: if you have a killer GPA and SAT/ACT score, you may qualify for one of the prestigious Presidential Scholarships, where your full tuition, room and board will be covered for four years!


Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.