About Holy Family University

Founded in 1954 and located in Philadelphia, PA, Holy Family University is a ministry of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. As a Catholic university, Holy Family seeks direction and inspiration from the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, affirms the values of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and witnesses to the dignity of each person and the oneness of the human family.

The University embraces diversity and inclusion, ensuring an equitable and just learning community. Holy Family University educates students in liberal arts and professional studies to assume lifelong responsibilities towards God, society, and self. The University is composed of five schools: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Professional Studies. Holy Family enrolls more than 3100 students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels at its Philadelphia and Newtown campus locations.

The University provides a truly supportive environment for learning, helping all students to realize their full potential. We are known for our winning Division II athletics teams and an especially warm, vibrant and inclusive campus atmosphere.

Students at Holy Family University enjoy a residential neighborhood in the heart of Northeast Philadelphia featuring one-of-a-kind traditions, plenty of local eateries, relaxing parks and fun activities. Plus, we are just minutes away from the excitement of Center City, Philadelphia, one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Explore all that Holy Family University has to offer, and consider being part of the Holy Family University family.

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