Holy Family University, a comprehensive private university serving the Delaware Valley, has three convenient locations that provide a variety of high quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, education, nursing, and the liberal arts and sciences.
We’re known for a uniquely supportive atmosphere and programs that are both professional in nature and highly adapted to the real lives of our students. For instance, we offer a number of accelerated degree programs specifically designed to get working adults back into higher education and at a lower net cost than many other private universities.
At our Philadelphia Campus, we offer traditional undergraduate programs and several graduate programs. Our Woodhaven site in Bensalem is home to the University’s accelerated programs. The Newtown location in Newtown Township has graduate programs, accelerated program courses, an undergraduate program in education, and corporate training programs.
Founded: 1954 by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth
Status: Private, four-year, comprehensive university granting doctoral, master’s, and baccalaureate degrees, and associate’s in radiologic science, and multiple certifications.
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Enrollment: 2,956 total. 2,182 undergraduate, 774 graduate
Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Average class size: 14
Degree Programs: Approximately 40 majors in four schools—Arts & Sciences, Business Administration and Extended Learning, Education, Nursing & Allied Health Professions
Job Placement figures are over 10% above the national mean average, and 87% of alumni work in their field of study within the first year of graduation
Students: 3:1 female-to-male ratio, 14 percent minorities
Financial Aid: About 95% percent of full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance
Athletics: Fourteen NCAA Division II men’s and women’s varsity teams
Campus Life: More than 20 student-run clubs and organizations
Residential: Modern residential facilities that include suite-style accomodations and independent living options for upper class students.
Costs 2014–2015: Tuition $28,456. Room $7,140. Board $5,806
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Business: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), School of Business Administration Programs
Nursing: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Radiologic Science: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiographic Technology
President: Inaugurated on November 22, 1981, Sister Francesca Onley, CSFN, ’59, PhD, is the University’s fourth president