is this really a problem?

<p>well, I've just noticed that Villanova is a Catholic school. Well, I'm not Catholic and I don't intend to become one. Will this affect my stay if admitted? How does Roman Catholic Church influence students there? There should also be students going there who are not catholic, right?</p>

<p>There are plenty of non-Catholics at Villanova. I can't quote you numbers, but I can tell you that there is no "influence" if you don't want there to be. The relatively new University President is a Catholic priest, who is a wonderful, charismatic leader- characteristics that serve the school well, and the fact that he is a priest doesn't really factor into the academics .There is a strong community service philosophy, but that exists at many secular schools as well.
If you do a search of cc, this question has come up before, so you'll see other responses also.</p>

<p>You just noticed it was a Catholic school? Interesting. But like most schools with a religious affiliation, there are plenty of people there who are not of that religion. I don't know what the percentage of Catholics is at Villanova, but have no doubt that you will be comfortable there no matter what your religious views.</p>

<p>Thank you :)</p>

<p>pretty much every catholic school ive visited (including villanova) has really stressed that its not a big deal.. they make sure to mention it multiple times</p>

<p>^^ Yeah I've noticed that too, and am kind of distrubed by it, its like colleges want to hide the fact that they're religously affiliated. Pretty sad.</p>

<p>i agree with boston88, im not sayin that other religions shouldnt be accepted, but the schools should make sure that Catholicism is continuously emphasized. What's the point otherwise?</p>