Villanova UniversityVillanova University is a Roman Catholic university in Villanova, Pennsylvania, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia.
Villanova University is known for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences. Villanova University was founded in 1842 as Villanova College by Augustinian monks Father Thomas Kyle and Father Patrick Moriarty. Villanova became an accredited university in 1953.
Bachelors, master's, and doctoral programs are offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Science, the College of Commerce and Finance, the College of Engineering, and the College of Nursing. Law degrees are also offered.
The Villanova University campus is located in Villanova, Pennsylvania adjacent to Lancaster Avenue (U.S. Route 30) and Sprill Mill Road (Pennsylvania Route 320). The school's sports teams are called the Wildcats. They participate in the NCAA's Division I and in the Big East Conference, except for football in which they are part of Division I-AA's Atlantic Ten Conference.