Villanova University Alumni Average Salary

Villanova University is a Roman Catholic school located in Villanova, Pa. with around 7,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 13 percent of universities by return on investment. Often heralded for its athletics, Villanova University also offers a top-notch curriculum. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Villanova grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Human Resources (HR) Director
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Mechanical Engineer
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Jun 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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About This School

800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1699


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of Villanova work in a variety of sectors including the consulting industry, the financial services industry, and the retail industry. The engineering services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Villanova graduates often advance into high-paying positions, which is somewhat expected given their above-average SAT scores and graduation rate. The average starting salary for a graduate of Villanova is about $80K.


Villanova grads who become Attorneys are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average approximately $100K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Mechanical Engineers — their salaries approach $86K. Human Resources Directors get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $85K in this job.


Many Villanova grads end up living in New York, N.Y., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Villanova alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Washington, DC, which offers a median salary of $110K. On the other hand, Villanova alumni who end up in Philadelphia, Pa. receive the lowest median salary of $74K.

Degree Major

Former Wildcats who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor's Degree, Accounting & Finance and earn a median salary of around $107K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Accounting — their annual income amounts to about $68K on average.


Benefits & Compensation commands a pay premium of 6 percent for former Wildcats. Microsoft Office is a common skill among Villanova alumni — slightly less than one-fifth of grads mention using it at work. Other prime know-hows include Project Management, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Although half of the alums are compensated for vacation days, only one-third of alumni are paid for sick time. To plan for old age, most survey participants maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Most alums have medical plans, and a fair number of alums have dental insurance. Villanova University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Arcadia University grads bring in salaries of around approximately $86K, making them the most similar to Villanova alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Villanova include Eastern University, Saint Joseph's University, and Philadelphia University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1810 2090
ACT Scores 29 31

Key Stats for Villanova University


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$45,913 - $84,592
$58,962 - $116,517

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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10-19 years
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