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Average Salary for Villanova University Alumni

Villanova University, a Roman Catholic institution planted in Villanova, Pa., with around 7,000 undergraduates, provides an excellent blend of education and price, strongly ranked in the top 8 percent of universities by ROI. A true blend of brains and brawn, Villanova University students take coursework seriously though campus life revolves around sports. Students have a knack for math, and it is one of the most popular majors. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Villanova grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities
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Mid-Career Salary Rank for For Sports Fans
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Human Resources (HR) Director
18 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
16 salaries
Civil Engineer
13 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
12 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
8 salaries
Senior Mechanical Engineer
7 salaries
Software Engineer
7 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 651
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Villanova University Details


800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1699

Students Enrolled:



Private Schools, For Sports Fans, Religious

Graduation Rate:

88 %


21 %

% Stay In State:

35 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

12 %
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Villanova alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the health care industry, the aerospace and defense industry, and the manufacturing industry. The majority of Villanova alumni wind up in the financial services industry. Those with a degree from Villanova tend to make about $73K.


Male graduates of Villanova out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of around $82K versus $62K for women.


Among Villanova alumni, those working as Human Resources Directors report the highest median pay of $94K, followed by Software Engineers (approximately $80K), and Mechanical Engineers ($73K). On the lower end, Human Resources Generalists report making $53K.


Philadelphia is a hub for Villanova graduates — a large number call this city home. It is also not uncommon to find former Villanova students living and working in Princeton — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of approximately $101K. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Villanova grads is Washington, DC (median compensation is $60K). Other popular cities include New York and Boston.

Degree Major

Villanova grads who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning around $112K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Biology tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making $40K per year.


Villanova grads are usually competent in Project Management, and one-sixth alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Knowing Operations Management can pay off big time for former Wildcats, who can expect a 15 percent bigger paycheck than other grads. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Employee Relations are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just half of the alumni report compensation for sick days and only one-third of alumni get vacation time. A strong majority of survey participants enjoy benefits like health insurance, while most alumni receive dental plans, too. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, the greater part of alumni contribute to a 401(k). Additional benefits handed to Villanova University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Rider University grads report the most similar salaries to Villanova alums, earning $67K on average. Other schools similar to Villanova include Eastern University, Saint Joseph's University, and Philadelphia University.

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Test Scores
Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1790 2080
ACT Scores 28 31

Key Stats



48 %

female alumni


52 %

male alumni
$39,658 - $81,335
$46,041 - $111,041

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