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Average Salary for Villanova University Alumni

Around 7,000 undergrads attend Villanova University, a Roman Catholic school in Villanova, Pa.. The school sits in the top 13 percent of universities by return on investment. Most often remembered as a die-hard sports school first, Villanova University students study hard as they cheer on the Wildcats. Math is one of the most popular majors at Villanova University, and students boast SAT and ACT test scores that are well above the national average. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Villanova University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Human Resources (HR) Director
13 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
11 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
10 salaries
Senior Mechanical Engineer
7 salaries
Civil Engineer
7 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
5 salaries
Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 467

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About This School

800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1699


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Villanova alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the financial services industry, IT services, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Following graduation, Villanova students earn an average of around $73K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $63K per year compared to men, who earn about $84K.


Villanova grads who become Human Resources Directors garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $100K annually. However, Senior Mechanical Engineers and Senior Software Engineers also rank as top-earners (bringing in approximately $95K and $94K, respectively). Salaries are anything but generous for Civil Engineers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $62K.


Many Villanova grads flock to Philadelphia, Pa. Princeton, N.J. is another hot spot for Villanova grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $110K). On the far end of the pay scale, Villanova alumni often reside in Washington, DC, which is home to the lowest pay at $60K. New York, N.Y. and Chicago, Ill. also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

Villanova students with a Master of Computer Science (MCS), Computer Science (CS) can expect to make the most money ($126K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Biology (around $45K on average annually).


For former Wildcats, proficiency in Project Management warrants a paycheck that is 9 percent more than other alumni salaries. Close to one-sixth of Villanova grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Employee Relations is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, slightly more than two-fifths of survey participants are compensated for vacation days, but only one in three grads can take paid time off due to illness. Most graduates participate in a 401(k) program. Most survey participants enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a strong majority of alumni receive dental plans, too. Villanova University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Alumni of Rider University pick up average paychecks of about $68K, which is closest to the amount made by Villanova grads among similar schools. Eastern University, Saint Joseph's University, and Philadelphia University are also similar to Villanova.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Villanova University


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.
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