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Villanova University
Motto Veritas, Unitas, Caritas (Latin)
Motto in English Truth, Unity, Love
Established 1842
Type Private
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Order of Saint Augustine
Endowment $370 million
President Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A.
Academic staff 545
Admin. staff 2,000
Students 10,482
Undergraduates 6,394
Postgraduates 3,200
Location Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States
Campus Suburban, 254 acres (1.03 km2)
Colors Blue and White            
Nickname Wildcats
Mascot Will D. Cat
Villanova Church
The St. Thomas of Villanova Chapel on campus.

The Villanova University is a private university in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The university has about 9,535 students. It was founded in 1842. The current president of the university is Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A. .


The athletics teams of the university are called the Wildcats. They have 24 varsity teams, most of which compete in the Big East Conference. The football team plays in the Colonial Athletic Association, and the women's rowing team is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

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