Villanova University

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299 N. Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085

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#93 Best Law Schools

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The School of Law at Villanova University has an application deadline of April 1. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at Villanova University is $75. Its tuition is full-time: $40,060 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 15.1:1. The School of Law at Villanova University has 95 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

Villanova's School of Law dean certified the accuracy of its fall 2010 admissions data in a letter to U.S. News. Read letter from Villanova School of Law dean.

The Villanova University School of Law is a private institution about 15 miles from Philadelphia. Students can take advantage of the location by partaking in school-approved externships, including judicial externships with Philadelphia-area judges and criminal prosecution externships with district attorneys in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.

In school, Villanova law students can focus their studies in a certain legal practice area, if interested, with options including sports and entertainment, government, and real estate practice. For students who want an extra focus in business, there is a dual J.D./M.B.A. degree program offered in conjunction with the Villanova School of Business. Villanova School of Law has a strong law school ranking in tax law, and, also with the School of Business, offers a Master of Taxation degree program.

Outside of class, there are many student organizations to consider joining, including the International Law Society, the Francophone Professional Student Organization, and the Brehon Irish Law Society. There are also several law journals that many offer opportunities to get involved, including Villanova Law Review, the Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, and the Journal of Catholic Social Thought. For students seeking an international experience, Villanova Law offers a Rome Summer Program and an international studies program with the schools including the University of Edinburgh and Birkbeck College of the University of London.

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Year founded 1953
Public/private Private
Law school designation Regional


Application deadline April 1
Full-time program application fee $75
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (610) 519-7010
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 95
Student-faculty ratio 15.1:1
Total faculty 112

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 594
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 245


Tuition and fees

full-time: $40,060 per year

Room and board $16,650


Employed at graduation2 36.3%
Median private sector starting salary $75,000
Median public service starting salary $46,250


Total volumes and volume equivalents 581,673

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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