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Chances of getting into Villanova University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
28.2%
Admission Difficulty for Villanova University
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Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh
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How hard is it to get into Villanova and can I get accepted? The school has a 28% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,470 out of 22,909 applicants were admitted making Villanova a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 8 percent. Villanova University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Villanova SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1320-1470
Applicants Submitting SAT
52%
SAT Scores for Villanova University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 650
SAT Math 25th 670
SAT Composite 25th 1320
SAT Scores for Villanova University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1470
Average SAT Score 1400

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Villanova University?

Villanova University typically requires applicants to be in the top 10 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1320 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1240. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1400 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. 52 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Villanova University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1470 and Above Good >40%
1395 to 1470 Avg + 28%-40%
1320 to 1395 Avg - 19%-28%
1245 to 1320 Reach 12%-19%
Less than 1245 Low <12%
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Villanova ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
31-34 
Applicants Submitting ACT
48%
ACT Scores for Villanova University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 32
ACT Math 25th 28
ACT Composite 25th 31
ACT Scores for Villanova University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 34
Average ACT Score 32

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Villanova?

Admission data indicates that Villanova regularly accepts students with ACT's of 31 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 5 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Villanova University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Villanova University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >44%
32 to 34 Avg + 28%-44%
31 to 32 Avg - 21%-28%
30 to 31 Reach 16%-21%
Less than 30 Low <16%
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Villanova GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.86
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Villanova University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Villanova. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Villanova University was 3.86 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Villanova will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Villanova University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 65% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 11% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 3% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

58% of Villanova University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Villanova University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 58%
Top 25% of class 87%
Top 50% of class 97%
Bottom 50% of class 3%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Villanova University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 12,250 10,659 22,909
Accepted 3,518 2,952 6,470
Acceptance Rate 29% 28% 28%
Enrolled 912 783 1,695
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 27% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 7, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 7, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Villanova University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Villanova University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Villanova University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216597 IPEDS survey data for Villanova University.

FAQs

Does Villanova University prefer SAT or ACT?

52% of students submit their SAT scores to Villanova. 48% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Villanova University?

28% of those who apply are granted admission to Villanova. Admission competition is high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Villanova University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1320 and 1470. 52% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Villanova University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 31 and 34. 48% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.