Villanova University is a private Catholic research university in Villanova, Pennsylvania. It was founded by the Augustinians in 1842 and named after Saint Thomas of Villanova. The university sits on 254 acres of land, situated 12 miles from Center City Philadelphia. The campus has roughly 1,500 trees and was formerly known as Arboretum Villanova. There are three named areas on the campus: Main, West, and South. The most prominent campus feature is St. Thomas of Villanova Church, whose dual spires are the university’s tallest structure. Alumni Hall is the oldest building on campus dating back to 1848, and Falvey Library, the campus’s main research library, houses over one million books, periodicals, and television production studios.
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