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The campus of Villanova University, formerly known as Arboretum Villanova, includes approximately 1,500 trees across its Philadelphia campus, including the only known naturally-growing sequoia east of the Mississippi River. Founded in 1842, Villanova is the oldest and largest Catholic university in Pennsylvania, with a total enrollment of more than 10,000 students.
Villanova offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the university’s four colleges. The school has been ranked number one by US News and World Report in the Best Universities-Masters category in the northern region for over a decade. Villanova has several highly-regarded academic programs, including an engineering school that is ranked ninth among undergraduate engineering programs whose highest degree is a masters.
The school also promotes a comprehensive education rooted in a shared commitment to truth, unity, love and dedicated to service to others. To that end, the school sponsors groups such as Villanova EWB, a student chapter of Engineers without Borders, a non-profit organization that focuses on helping to improve living conditions worldwide. Villanova EWB is one of the fasting-growing student organizations on campus, expanding from a mere handful of engineering students in the spring of 2006 to a current membership of approximately 75 students in multi-disciplinary programs.
The chapter’s inaugural project was to design and build a playground for a grade school in New Orleans following the tragic events of Hurricane Katrina. The most recent project involved designing and building a water treatment and distribution system which provided an orphanage and surrounding villages in northern Thailand with clean water.