University of the Month - February

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Every month, we select an American institution which we feel is deserving of our FirstPoint USA "University of the Month" After a visit to our head office this week from Head Coach of Men's Soccer, Tom Carlin - we have selected Villanova University! Head of Client Services, Nicole Montoya took some time out of her busy schedule, to ask Tom a few questions about Villanova University - about what he looks for in a student-athlete when recruiting, and the benefits of having an American college experience. Not to be missed, check it out! :   Villanova was founded in 1842 by the Order of St. Augustine, and to this day, Villanova's Augustinian Catholic tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community where students learn to think critically, act compassionately, and succeed while serving others. Villanova prepares students to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. Student Life at Villanova University : Over 10,000 undergraduate, graduate, and law students, take part in a wide variety of degree programs throughout the University's five colleges :
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Villanova School of Business
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Nursing
  • Villanova University School of Law
Check out these impressive recent stats from Villanova : Enrollment (Fall 2011)
  • Undergraduate full-time: 6,352
  • Graduate: 2,645
  • Law School: 905 (includes traditional and joint Ph.D., M.B.A. and Tax enrollments)
  • Part-time and others: 565
  • Total enrollment: 10,467
Undergraduate Profile (Fall 2011)
  • 50% female, 50% male
  • Students from 48 states; Washington, D.C.; the Virgin Islands; Puerto Rico; and 51 foreign countries
  • Student/faculty ratio: 11:1
  • Average class size: 22
  • Average tuition: $40,530; room and board: $10,940
  • 53% of full-time undergraduate students receive University aid totaling more than $78 million in the 2011–12 academic year
  • Freshman-to-sophomore retention rate: 94%
  • Graduation rate: 91%
Undergraduate Admissions Statistics (Class of 2015)
  • 15,392 applications
  • 1,630 enrolled students
  • Mid 50% SAT scores of the recently admitted class: 1340–1440/1600, ACT: 30–33
  • GPA range: 3.81–4.21 on a weighted 4.0 scale
Outcomes (Class of 2010)
  • 95% employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation
  • $50,000 average starting salary among those employed
  • Nearly 60% participated in internships
Academic Quality
  • #1 University (Regional Universities—North), U.S.News & World Report
  • Top U.S. Producer of Fulbright Students (Master’s Institutions), The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Villanova has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa—the most prestigious liberal arts and sciences honor society
  • Villanova School of Business: #7 Nationwide, Best Undergraduate Business Schools, Bloomberg Businessweek
  • College of Engineering: #10 Nationwide, Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (Bachelor’s/Master’s Category), U.S.News & World Report
  • College of Nursing: Designated a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing
Varsity Athletics
  • 24 varsity sports and more than 500 student-athletes
  • 12,000-seat stadium; 6,500-seat multipurpose recreational facility and arena
  • 19 NCAA team national championships and 80 conference championships
  • Villanova has produced nearly 60 Olympians, who have participated in every Summer Olympics since 1948
  • Student-athletes have earned an average GPA of 3.0 or greater for 16 straight semesters
Check out this video to find out what the area surrounding Villanova University has to offer : We hope you have enjoyed this addition of "University of the Month".  A big thank you goes out to Tom Carlin, Head Coach for visiting the FirstPoint USA office and taking the time out to speak with us.  Also, we would like to thank Nicole Montoya as she embarks upon her new career as FirstPoint USA presenter....on top of everything else she has to do! For more info on Villanova University, check out their website here.

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