Villanova is a Catholic University in Pennsylvania founded in 1842. On its admissions page, the school's website indicates that all students must submit standardized test scores along with transcripts. No specific minimum grade-point average or test score is required, but the school does have lofty averages for students admitted each year.


In the fall of 2013, Villanova admitted 1,670 freshmen students out of 14,960 applications. The GPA range for students was 3.80 to 4.19 on a 4.0 scale. The mid-50 percent range for the SAT was 1300 to 1430 out of 1600. This range means that only 25 percent of admitted students scored at or below 1300. The mid-50 percent ACT composite was 30 to 33. This range means that only 25 percent of students admitted scored at or below 30.