Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Who's Who Application Deadline is September 5, 2016

Each year thousands of students across the United States are nominated for membership in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Of the group nominated a much smaller number is selected to membership in this prestigious organization. Over the past forty years Villanova has used this award to recognize and honor our own students who, through their leadership ability, service to the Villanova community, and academic achievement have personified the values of Villanova University.

Who is eligible?

Matriculated full-time undergraduate students who will graduate in either December 2016 or May 2017 and who have earned a 3.00 cumulative Grade Point Average at Villanova University are eligible to apply for nomination to Who's Who. In order to be considered for this honor, you must complete an on-line application form and arrange to have a member of Villanova University's faculty or a professional staff member submit a letter of recommendation.

Please review the Who's Who sample application form instructions BEFORE you attempt to complete the application form.  Note that under the "Position" menu, you may select more than one position. Also note the space for narrative comments. You are limited to 5 lines, therefore, it is important that you describe your leadership and service responsibilities, accomplishments and contributions succinctly and thoroughly. The use of short "action" phrases, similar to entries on a resume, is preferred.  The link to the actual on-line application is located at the end of the sample application form.

A University Committee, whose membership includes representatives from all four colleges, the administration and the student body, will consider each application. The students selected by the committee and approved by the Vice President for Student Life and the Provost will be notified of their selection no later than December 19, 2016. Those selected by the University will be invited to a recognition dinner, will receive an engraved pewter plate, a certificate, and their names will be published in the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Directory.

If you have questions concerning the application, recommendation, qualifications or procedures, please contact the Dean of Students Office in 213 Dougherty Hall, or call 610-519-4200


The University's minimum criteria for selection to Who's Who are:

  • Demonstrated leadership ability.

  • Substantial community service.

  • Consistent involvement in University co-curricular and extra curricular activities.

  • Good disciplinary status as determined by the Dean of Students Office.

  • Senior Class status and graduating either December 2016 or May 2017.

  • Good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.