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Fast Facts

Holy Family University is a comprehensive private university with campus locations in Philadelphia and Newtown. Holy Family offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the liberal arts, the sciences, business, education, and nursing.

The university is known for its uniquely supportive atmosphere and programs that are both professional in nature and highly adapted to the real lives of students. For instance, we offer a number of accelerated degree and part-time programs specifically designed for working adults.

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, an associate’s degree in radiologic science, and multiple certifications that include Pennsylvania's approved teacher education program for grades K-12.

Affiliation: Roman Catholic

President: Anne Prisco, Ph.D.—6th President of Holy Family University

Fall 2021 Enrollment: 3,016 total students – 2,176 Undergraduate and 840 Graduate

Fall 2021 Admissions: There were 621 new Undergraduate students, 198 new Graduate students.

Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Average class size: 16 Undergraduate; 6 Graduate

Degree Programs: 65 undergraduate academic program concentration areas in four academic schools: Arts & Sciences, Business & Professional Studies, Education, and Nursing & Health Sciences. 46 master's degree programs and 17 doctoral programs.

Outcomes: Approximately 75% of recent graduates are working or attending graduate school within a year.

Students: 3:1 female-to-male ratio, 31% from underrepresented populations, 9% from New Jersey, 46% from the city of Philadelphia, and 94% are from a zip code within a fifty-mile radius from the University.

Financial Aid: 7 out of 10 full-time Undergraduate students receive at least 10% of institutional aid and 3 out of 4 Undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid.

Athletics: Fourteen NCAA Division II men’s and women’s varsity teams.

Campus Life: More than 25 student-run clubs and organizations, 10 honor societies.

Residential: 186 Undergraduate students live in university-owned/operated housing.

Costs 2020–2021: Tuition—$31,640. Room $7,980. Board $7,300.

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

* The baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees in nursing at Holy Family University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.