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Campus Overview
While most people outside the Delaware Valley associate Villanova with basketball, the university has plenty more accolades to its name. The campus may be too close to home for some Main Line students, but its outstanding academic opportunities should not be overlooked. The School of Business undergraduate program is nationally acclaimed, ranked No. 7 in the United States by Businessweek in 2011. For aspiring engineers, Villanova is ranked No. 10 by U.S. News & World Report among undergraduate programs where no doctorate is offered. Meanwhile, Villanova proudly cele-brates its founding as a Roman Catholic Augustinian university. The Campus Ministry is prominent, and the Augustine and Culture Villanova Seminar is a core curriculum requirement for all students.

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A Villanova basketball game. Famous for their magical March championship in 1985, the Wildcats are a perennial powerhouse in the Big East and Philadelphia’s Big Five. While most high profile games are played at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia, The Pavilion and its raucous student section host the remaining contests on campus. 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, Pa., (610) 519-4500, villanova.edu

the numbers
• 6,352 full-time undergraduates
• Median SAT score of about 2100 (comparable to ACT score of 32)
• $42,150 annual tuition ($11,370 annual room and board fees)
• 37 undergraduate majors
• No 1 regional universities (north) by U.S. News
• 43.97 percent acceptance
 

See also: Lehigh University, Bucknell University, Lafayette College

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