Ranked in the top 13 percent of universities by return on investment, Villanova University is a Roman Catholic university based in Villanova, Pa., and it's home to around 8,000 undergraduates. Most often cast as a die-hard sports school first, Villanova University students study hard as they cheer on the Wildcats. English is one of the most popular majors at Villanova University, and the student ranks boast SAT and ACT test scores that sit well above the national average. The figures in this rundown were provided by Villanova alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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  • Updated: 22 Jun 2019
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About This School

800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1699


Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Professionally, the health care industry, the consulting industry, and the health care services industry are popular business areas among Villanova alumni. The financial services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. In line with impressive SAT scores, Villanova grads also report top-earning positions in the workforce. Graduates of Villanova earn $77K on average.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $84K per year compared to females' $70K.


The Villanova alumni who make the most are Human Resources Directors; they report a median pay of around $84K. Mechanical Engineers and Human Resources Managers draw in a fair amount as well — $76K and approximately $72K, respectively. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Human Resources Generalists; alumni in this role face average salaries of about $56K.


Philadelphia, Pa. is filled with Villanova grads. With a median salary of $95K, Wilmington, Del. represents the highest-paid city popular among Villanova grads. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Villanova alumni is Washington, DC, where earnings average $73K. In addition, grads flock to New York, N.Y. as well as Boston, Mass.

Degree Major

Former Wildcats who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Computer Science (MCS) and earn a median salary of $131K per year. A B.A. in Communication is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $49K.


Many Villanova grads have knowledge of Project Management, with roughly a seventh of alumni using this program on the clock. Former Wildcats with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 17 percent more than other grads' salaries. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-third of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. Most grads opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health benefits extend to a large number of respondents, and a strong majority of respondents also receive dental coverage. Other benefits that Villanova University alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, DeSales University grads (who make an average of about $68K) earn salaries most similar to Villanova alumni. 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 2090
ACT Scores 29 32

Key Stats for Villanova University


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