Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1325
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $43,840
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    1,602
  • University Selectivity
    48%
  • University Yield
    23%
  • Average Salary
    $54,364
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1922
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
The Clay Center at VSB, 1054 Bartley Hall
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085, United States
Website
405x225

School of Business

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) is a premier institution that offers undergraduate programs, graduate programs and executive education. Villanova was founded by the Roman Catholic Order of Saint Augustine, and the Augustinian values of truth, community, caring and leading through service are infused throughout the curricula of our programs. Founded in 1922, VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens.

What Current Students Say See All 10 Comments >

Villanova encourages multiple majors and/or minors which I feel enriched my experience and job prospects. I am a Marketing and International Business major and I'm confident that's a major reason why I was offered a job. Also, even though I'm a marketing major, I feel confident in many different business disciples due to the core course requirements.

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  • Feb 16
    VSB Week 2015

    Villanova, PA

    VSB Week is an annual event intended to celebrate and showcase Villanova School of Business strategic initiatives, expose students to emerging business trends, enhance their professional development and foster a sense of community within the college.

About Villanova University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
48% Villanova University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. Application essay
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
15496% 15,496
48% 48
23% 23
48% School Selectivity
23% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT or ACT (with writing component)
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

Please visit http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/admission/overview/undergrad/documents.html for a complete list of all required admissions requirements in addition to standardized test scores and application fee

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
4417% 4,417
35% 35
31% 31
35% Program Selectivity
31% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled
  • Min college GPA for transfers 3.4
  • Other transfer requirements All applicants are reviewed holistically. The VSB Academic Standing and Admissions Committee reviews each applicant's GPA, incoming credentials, current major, and coursework to date. Grades in quantitative courses tend to be weighted heavily.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 96
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Financial Services 33%
Top Industry
  • Media/Entertainment 8%
  • Consulting 7%
  • Real Estate 4%
PricewaterhouseCoopers 30
Top Employer
  • Ernst & Young 17
  • KPMG 17
  • Deloitte 13
More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
0%
77% 77
59% 59.252482758620694
77% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
14% 14
17% 16.796475409836066
14% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
9% 9
9% 9.484761904761905
9% Accept Offers
96% Graduates seeking full-time employment
4% Graduates not seeking employment
93% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
7% 7
$56,235.00
39K 73K
Finance/Accounting
62% 62
$56,551.00
24K 73K
General Management
6% 6
$49,818.00
32K 65K
Human Resources
2% 2
$40,000.00
32K 48K
Management Information Systems
6% 6
$55,229.00
40K 70K
Marketing/Sales
16% 16
$44,118.00
30K 70K
Operations/Production
1% 1
$60,000.00 Data not provided
Logistics/Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
0% 0
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
27% 27
$56,175.00
45K 69K
Consumer Products/Retail
9% 9
$48,692.00
37K 60K
Consulting
7% 7
$56,900.00
32K 73K
Financial Services
33% 33
$57,362.00
24K 73K
Government/Education
2% 2
$38,166.00
30K 48K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
3% 3
$48,700.00
40K 52K
Manufacturing
2% 2
$59,250.00
55K 62K
Media/Entertainment
8% 8
$43,470.00
30K 60K
Non-Profit
2% 2
$45,000.00 Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
Data not provided
Real Estate
4% 4
$50,200.00
40K 65K
Sports/Leisure
0% 0
Data not provided
Technology/Science
2% 2
$49,000.00
35K 67K
Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Utilities
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
1% 1
$40,000.00
32K 48K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
56% 56
$56,852.00
24K 73K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
33% 33
$51,459.00
30K 73K
U.S. South
3% 3
$49,857.00
37K 64K
U.S. Southwest
3% 3
$43,666.00
30K 52K
U.S. Midwest
2% 2
$57,500.00
55K 60K
U.S. West
3% 3
$46,250.00
40K 56K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers 43
  • KPMG 34
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch 22
  • Johnson & Johnson 15
  • Deloitte 14
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 10
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 72
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 214
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 1,211
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
On-campus Recruiting, Resume Collection, Information Sessions, Practice Interviews, Resume Critiques, Career Fairs, Career Counseling, Credentials, Workshops & Seminars, Grad School Counseling, Career Library (online and hard copy), Online Job Postings

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$57,236
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $43,840
  • Fees $590
  • Expenses $12,806
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$57,236
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $43,840
  • Fees $590
  • Expenses $12,806
47% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 5% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 76%
  • Merit 24%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website www.finaid.villanova.edu
Scholarships
$16,832,715
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$18,079,170
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • School of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
33% 30
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
47% 27
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
School of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Business Analytics, Real Estate
More Information
Business Program Classes
16% Less than 20 Students 1% More than 50 Students
83% 21 to 50 students
27 Average number of students in non-business required electives
82 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Economics of Arts & Entertainment
  • Renewable Energy Markets and Economy
  • International Development and Sustainability
  • Business Gamification: Leveling Up
  • Innovation and Design Practicum
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2008
Degrees Offered
  • BBA with majors in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, MIS, Marketing; co-majors in International Business and Real Estate
  • BBA Honors Program
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
143% 143
50% 50
Prominent Faculty
  • Dr. Jonathan Doh

    Management & Operations

  • Dr. Michael S. Pagano

    Finance

  • Dr. Ron Hill

    Marketing

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Co-Ops: 6-month, full-time work experiences. Programs include:  Delaware County District Attorney’s Office: Forensic Accounting/Economic Crimes Co-Op (only undergrad program of its kind in U.S.), Johnson & Johnson Finance/Accounting,  Johnson & Johnson Consumer Sales, Johnson & Johnson Brand Marketing: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/business/undergraduate/internships/coopopportunities/cooprograms.html

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    The Global Citizens Program is designed to offer a unique and life-altering academic experience to freshmen business students, thereby enabling participants to stimulate greater intellectual curiosity early in their college careers, challenge pre-conceived notions of the world, test career assumptions early, start building resumes and allow for more competitive future jobs, and have the opportunity to study overseas again later in their academic careers.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    VU’s Augustinian commitment to volunteerism encourages service learning in VSB courses. For example, students build homes in New Orleans as part of the Business Decision Making course. During fall and spring breaks, many students participate in service trips. Yearly, students provide more than 220,000 hours of service to communities locally, regionally, & nationally. VU sponsors largest student-run Special Olympics Festival in the world. VSB also has a highly active Business without Borders chapter.

Students

56% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 68% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1410 75th Percentile Score on SAT 32 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
77% 77
Asian American
11% 11
Not Reported
9% 9
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
5%
7%
59%
1%
5%
22%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
97% 97
Dual Citizenship
2% 2
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
1% 1
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
94% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
92% 92
99% 99

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 23,785
Alumni Donations
$2,325 Average Gift $2,000,000 Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Tom Quindlen

    CEO, GE Capital Retail Card

  • Justin Gmelich

    Global Head of Credit Trading, Goldman Sachs

  • Beth Mazzeo

    Chief Operating Officer, Bloomberg