Be a part of something bigger, at Holy Family University.

Holy Family University is a fully accredited Catholic, private, co-educational university offering undergraduate, graduate, and accelerated degree programs. The University’s main campus is in Northeast Philadelphia an additional location in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1954 by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth as a private, not-for-profit, faith-inspired community, Holy Family University propels graduates to purpose-driven, values-centered lives through outstanding academic programs, flexible delivery options, manifold experiential learning opportunities, supportive career development, and deep personal connections.

Despite its growth in numbers of students, its geographic expansion from Philadelphia into surrounding counties, its provision of residence opportunities, and its adoption of alternative pedagogical delivery strategies, the University’s purpose remains essentially unchanged—to offer a high-quality, affordable, personalized, and values-centered education in the firm tradition of Catholic higher education. Additionally, Holy Family University is a dynamic institution responding today in order to provide for tomorrow’s needs, always keeping in mind the practical professional outcomes that are important to its students.

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Since 1954, Holy Family University has provided students an education focused on professional development—built upon a foundation of humanities, philosophy, religious studies, and the social and natural sciences. We are grateful for every gift, large or small, and the impact they have on our student success, our graduate triumphs, our new programs, our commitment to service, our hard-won academic and professional reputation, and our dedication to affordable higher education. And, we thank you—our generous donors—who make these things possible.

Thanks to the support from our alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students, we are nationally recognized every year for our commitment to excellence and affordability. Holy Family University was named a Best College by MONEY magazine for the third consecutive year and was ranked 30th in the nation in MONEY magazine’s Top Small Colleges 2020 list. These honors are not randomly assigned; they are the fruits of the University’s labor and they are also the fruits of the contributions from many members of our close-knit community.

Without the support of our donors, we truly cannot fulfill our mission of educating students to assume lifelong responsibilities towards God, society, and self. By providing us with the means to offer scholarships that allow young adults to pursue their dreams, to upgrade learning spaces, or to fund student research, your gifts—no matter the size—are working together to foster the growth of well-rounded world citizens.