Chances of getting into Villanova University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
29.2%
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 school has a 29% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,645 out of 22,741 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 10 percent. Villanova University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Villanova SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1300-1470
Applicants Submitting SAT
52%
SAT Scores for Villanova University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 660
SAT Composite 25th 1300
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 1390

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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 12 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1300 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 1210. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1390 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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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 >41%
1385 to 1470 Avg + 29%-41%
1300 to 1385 Avg - 19%-29%
1215 to 1300 Reach 12%-19%
Less than 1215 Low <12%
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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 for highest average ACT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Villanova University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Villanova University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >45%
31 to 33 Avg + 29%-45%
30 to 31 Avg - 22%-29%
29 to 30 Reach 17%-22%
Less than 29 Low <17%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Villanova University. 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

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%

Admission Statistics

Villanova University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,916 10,825 22,741
Accepted 3,593 3,052 6,645
Acceptance Rate 30% 28% 29%
Enrolled 887 801 1,688
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 26% 25%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Villanova University and what considerations affect 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

29% 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 1300 and 1470. 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.

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