About Holy Family University

Founded in 1954, Holy Family University. is a Private college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,950 full time undergraduate students, and 787 full time graduate students.

The Holy Family University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 76 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Holy Family University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate68%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range830-1030
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,20% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 23 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

83% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 42% were in the top quarter, and 14% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Holy Family University.

6%
“We”re apathetic”
35%
“We know about current events and vote”
59%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
6%
“We save it for the classroom”
6%
“Sometimes, but not often”
59%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
7%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
36%
“We bought the gear”
57%
“We live for the big game”
24%
“It”s not really our thing”
24%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
47%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
6%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
18%
“They keep regular office hours”
76%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
47%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
41%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
6%
“We only party on weekends”
6%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
65%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
35%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
6%
“We”re apathetic”
35%
“We know about current events and vote”
59%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
6%
“We save it for the classroom”
6%
“Sometimes, but not often”
59%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
7%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
36%
“We bought the gear”
57%
“We live for the big game”
24%
“It”s not really our thing”
24%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
47%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
6%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
18%
“They keep regular office hours”
76%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
47%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
41%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
6%
“We only party on weekends”
6%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
65%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
35%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Holy Family University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    42 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    32 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    63 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    63 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    63 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    64 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    64 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    66 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Holy Family University?

17 Students rated Holy Family University

Caitlyn

I'm a transfer student this semester and even though I've only been here a week, I love it! When I was first applying for schools I didn't even consider this university because it was not the kind of school I was looking for. However, when transferring I gave it a shot and one of the professors sold me on it. He was so welcoming and willing to help, as are all of my current professors. I've already quickly made friends and everyone is super friendly. The class sizes are very small, usually no more than 20 people, which is perfect for my major since biology requires one on one attention. I have yet to have any complaints about this school, and I think anyone could get something great out of their experience here.

Nicole

Holy Family University is a small, Catholic university. Everyone knows each other, which creates a friendly atmosphere for learning. Although the campus is very small, there are still plenty of opportunities to make friends. The professors there are always accessible and accommodate to your educational needs.

Trokon

Holy Family Univeristy is a wonderful university with a beautiful campus. It might be small but that's what makes it wonderful. Because of the size you get to meet more people and are able to participate more in campus activities. I cant wait to make more exciting memories.

Daina

I love it here, If it wasn’t for holy family I wouldn’t have found my voice. During my time here I’ve made some amazing friends, found some amazing leadership opportunities as well taking the chance to spread my wings and to be me all while knowing I have people who will catch me if I fall.

Holy Family University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Holy Family University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Holy Family University is 68%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Attend school earlier, and save for when it does come time to pay. School is horribly expensive today. It is ashame that students can not pursue education free of the burden of financial hardship. My only adivce to myself would have been to begin saving in order to alleviate the struggles of financial hardship.

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  3. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Their isn't anything yet that I wish I had known, when I went to academic advising to get my classes they were pretty straight forward as to what to expect there.

    Read all  19 answers
  4. What's unique about your campus?

    As a student currently attending Holy Family University, the teacher to student ratio and compasion is the best thing about this school. As a incoming freshman having teachers that actually cared whether I did good or bad, really motivated me to push harder as a student within the classroom and with life on campus. The class sizes are smaller and very interactive, one would not have to worry about teachers never knowing who they are because the teachers take the time out to get to know the students and form a relationship.

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  5. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I enjoy the personal attention to detail that is expereinced at holy familly. It is wonderful to be able to speak to persons on a phone, rather then a computer or automated directory.

    Read all  17 answers
  6. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about Holy Family University is their grading system.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    All have a desire to learn more than the day before.

    Read all  16 answers
  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    There is not really anything that I would consider the "worst thing". It is all small things such as parking and sometimes it is freezing in the cafeteria. I honestly would not consider anything to be absolutely horrible. I enjoy my time at my school. Nothing is really all that bad there.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone who wants to go to a great university should attend this school. The class sizes are small, so you get a lot of attention from teachers. If you need help there are many people willing to give of themselves to lend you a hand. The school just has a real cozy feel to it that you will not get with larger universities. So anyone that desires a great experience should go to Holy Family University.

    Read all  15 answers
  10. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Dedicated to helping the student succeed.

    Read all  14 answers
  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If you are family oriented, and are looking forward to making new friends from diverse cultures this is the place for you. Many career opportunities also; very professional staff.

    Read all  14 answers
  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I chose Holy Family because I want to be a nurse and in the Philadelphia area it is known to be one of the best schools. As I stated before there is an excellent state of the art facility and they offer a diverse clinical curriculum.

    Read all  12 answers
  13. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    What makes my school unique compared to the other schools that I have considered, is the fact that the class sizes here for many subjects are very small. For example, in my biology class this semester, there are only seven students. Since biology is my major, this gives me a great opportunity to get all of the individual attention that I need in order to succeed and really understand this subject.

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Student Body

Students

74%

female

26%

male

1,950

Total Undergrad Enrollment

787

Total Grad Students

13%

Out-Of-State

87%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

24

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

11%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
% Black or African-American
11%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
57%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Holy Family University receive some sort of financial aid. 44% were awarded federal grants. While 86% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$29,750

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,080

Books and Supplies

$14,500

Room and Board

45,330

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$10,894
$30 - $48K
$11,113
$48 - $75K
$14,211
$75 - $110K
$15,684
$110K & UP
$14,212

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