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Villanova University
Latin: Universitas Villanovana
Former names
Augustinian College of Villanova (1842-1953)
Motto Veritas, Unitas, Caritas (Latin)
Motto in English
Truth, Unity, Charity
Type Private
Established 1842 (1842)
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic (Augustinian)
Academic affiliations
ACCU, ASEA
NAICU, PCRC
Endowment $766.9 million (2019)
President Peter M. Donohue
Academic staff
545
Administrative staff
2,000
Students 10,842 (Fall 2016)
Undergraduates 6,500
Postgraduates 3,500
Location , ,
United States
Campus Suburban
260 acres (110 ha)
Colors Blue and White         
Nickname Wildcats
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IBig East, Big 5, CAA
Mascot Will D. Cat (current), Count Villan (former)
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. .

Sports

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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