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Chances of getting into Villanova University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
31%
Admission Difficulty for Villanova University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh
How hard is it to get into Villanova and can I get accepted?

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.

Testing Requirements

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.

Villanova SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1320-1460
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 750
SAT Composite 75th 1460
Average SAT Score 1390

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Villanova University admission chances by SAT score
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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Villanova ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
30-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
48%
ACT Scores for Villanova University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 31
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for Villanova University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 31

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 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Villanova University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Villanova GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA
4.23
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 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Villanova University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 29.79% Avg +
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

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High School Class Rank

72% 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 72%
Top 25% of class 95%
Top 50% of class 99%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Villanova University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,903 10,180 22,083
Accepted 3,632 3,138 6,770
Acceptance Rate 31% 31% 31%
Enrolled 915 785 1,700
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 25% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 7, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 7, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Villanova University is $80.

Application Requirements

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

Villanova University Application 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?

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.

What SAT score is required for Villanova University?

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.

What ACT score is required for Villanova University?

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.