Villanova University

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Villanova University
Latin: Universitas Villanovana
Former names
Augustinian College of Villanova (1842–1845)
Villanova College (until 1953)
MottoVeritas, Unitas, Caritas (Latin)
Motto in English
Truth, Unity, Charity
TypePrivate
Established1842
AffiliationRoman Catholic
(Augustinian)
Endowment$645 million (2017)[1]
PresidentPeter M. Donohue
Academic staff
545
Administrative staff
2,000
Students10,842 (Fall 2016)[2]
Undergraduates6,999(Fall 2016)[2]
Postgraduates3,843 (Fall 2016)[2]
LocationVillanova, Pennsylvania, U.S.
CampusSuburban, 254 acres (1.03 km2)
ColorsBlue      and      White[3]
AthleticsNCAA Division IBig East, CAA
Philadelphia Big 5
NicknameWildcats
AffiliationsACCU
NAICU
PCRC
MascotWill D. Cat
Websitewww.villanova.edu
The St. Thomas of Villanova Chapel on campus.

The Villanova University is a private university in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The university has about 9,535 students. It was founded in 1842. The current president of the university is Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A. .

Sports[change | change source]

The athletics teams of the university are called the Wildcats. They have 24 varsity teams, most of which compete in the Big East Conference. The football team plays in the Colonial Athletic Association, and the women's rowing team is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. http://www.nacubo.org/Documents/research/2017-Endowment-Market-Values-2.pdf
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Common Data Set 2016–2017" (PDF). Villanova University. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  3. "VU Brand Guidelines" (PDF). Villanova University. August 2015. Retrieved March 12, 2018.

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