Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.86
Liaison Liesel Schwarz
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Villanova University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.90 / 4.00 Liesel Schwarz
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
80

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
41.40

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
9.97

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
86.89

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Villanova University provides St. Martin de Porres Grants to serve the University’s goal of attracting a richly diverse population of undergraduate students – an essential component of our effort to offer the highest quality education to all Villanova Students. St. Martin de Porres Grants are valued at full tuition and general fees. Grant recipients are from the Greater Philadelphia area and are members of the most underrepresented groups in undergraduate education, including (but not limited to) members of underrepresented racial and ethnic populations, students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and students from families in which few or no members have attended college.

The Presidential Scholarship is a renewable, merit-based award covering full tuition, room, board (meal plan includes up to 19 meals per week), general fee, and the cost of textbooks for eight semesters. Representing diverse intellectual, social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, Presidential Scholars are transformational leaders both on and off campus who have demonstrated a love of learning and a commitment to enhancing both their local and broader civic communities.

The O'Toole program is new to Villanova and very different from other programs. In partnership with Terry O'Toole, a Villanova Alum, each year, up to twelve students from the Newark NJ Archdiocese will be selected to participate in the O'Toole program. The program helps prepare students for college and provides funding for them to attend Villanova University. This is the first program to follow students through high school to higher education.
https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/media/pressreleases/2013/0523.html


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

In May 2014, Villanova University announced the creation of the College of Professional Studies (CPS)—the first new College at the University in 50 years. CPS provides academically rigorous undergraduate degree and non-degree programming—both on campus and online—for the adult learner and working professional.

CPS continues Villanova’s long-standing tradition of service to adult learners and will expand Villanova’s breadth of academic offerings by providing ever greater options and flexibility. It will house and continue to advance the programs of the University’s Part Time and Continuing Studies area.

Students within the College of Professional Studies has identical access to all of the same academic support and campus services as full-time, "traditional" students.


Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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