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Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States
Villanova University

Villanova University is a private Catholic research university in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Named after Saint Thomas of Villanova, the university is the oldest Catholic university in Pennsylvania and the only Augustinian university in the United States. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity". Founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine, the university traces its roots to old Saint Augustine's Church, Philadelphia, which the Augustinian friars of the Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova founded in 1796, and to its parish school, Saint Augustine's Academy, which was established in 1811. The school's identity remains deeply rooted in its Augustinian Catholic foundation—the majority of students are Catholic, the administration is led by priests, there is a cross on every building, and all students are required to take the Augustine and Culture Seminar course their freshman year.

Former names Augustinian College of Villanova (1842–1953)
Motto Veritas, Unitas, Caritas (Latin)
Motto (English) Truth, Unity, Charity
Type Private research university
Established 1842
Religious affiliation Catholic (Augustinian)
Academic affiliations ACCU, ASEA, NAICU, PCRC, Space-grant
Endowment $805.4 million (2020)
President Peter M. Donohue
Academic staff 545
Administrative staff 2,000
Students 10,842 (Fall 2016)
Undergraduates 6,500
Postgraduates 3,500
Campus Suburban, 260 acres
Colors Blue and White
Mascot Will D. Cat (current), Count Villan (former)
Sporting affiliations NCAA Division I – Big East, Big 5, CAA

About Villanova University

Founded by the Order of Saint Augustine, it is the oldest Catholic university in Pennsylvania. The school is based in a suburb of Philadelphia called Radnor Township.

Achievement of Villanova University

The school is named after the 16th century Spanish friar St. Thomas of Villanova, a preacher and writer known for his care of the poor. 

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Latest information about Villanova University updated on July 28 2021.