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
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)
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
#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
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.