The acceptance rate at Villanova is 31%. It ranks #5 in Pennsylvania and #89 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Villanova is a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 6,770 out of 22,083 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 8 percent (SAT 1320/1460 ACT 30/33). Villanova University typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students with an average GPA around 4.23. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Villanova application fee is $80 and applications are due by Jan 7.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Villanova University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||650|
|SAT Math 25th||670|
|SAT Composite 25th||1320|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||710|
|SAT Math 75th||750|
|SAT Composite 75th||1460|
|Average SAT Score||1390|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Villanova University?
Villanova University typically prefers 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 1250. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1390 out of 1600. Villanova ranks #5 in Pennsylvania and #59 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 52 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1460 and Above||Good||>43%|
|1390 to 1460||Avg +||31%-43%|
|1320 to 1390||Avg -||21%-31%|
|1250 to 1320||Reach||13%-21%|
|Less than 1250||Low||<13%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||31|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||30|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||32|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
|Average ACT Score||31|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Villanova?
Admission data indicates that Villanova regularly accepts students with ACT's of 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 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 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Pennsylvania and #72 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Villanova University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|33 and Above||Good||>48%|
|31 to 33||Avg +||31%-48%|
|30 to 31||Avg -||24%-31%|
|29 to 30||Reach||18%-24%|
|Less than 29||Low||<18%|
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 4.23 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||36.6%||Avg -|
|3.50 to 3.74||22.54%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.49||8.94%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||0%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||2.13%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.49||0%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
72% of Villanova University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||72%|
|Top 25% of class||95%|
|Top 50% of class||99%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||25%||25%||25%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 7, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Villanova University is $80.
What are the requirements for admission to Villanova University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
52% of students submit their SAT scores to Villanova. 48% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
31% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1320 and 1460. 52% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 30 and 33. 48% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.