Fast Facts

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 and accelerated programs. Our Newtown, PA site in Newtown, Bucks County, has graduate programs, accelerated program courses, an undergraduate program in education, and corporate training programs.

Fast Facts

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

Fall 2019 Enrollment: 3,110 total students—2,137 Undergraduate, 918 Graduate, and 56 Doctoral

Fall 2019 Admissions: There were 597 new Undergraduate students, 185 new Graduate students, and 12 new Doctoral students.

Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1

Average class size: 16 Undergraduate; 7 Graduate

Degree Programs: Over 65 Undergraduate academic program concentration areas in four academic schools; Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Nursing and Allied Health Professions, and the Division of Extended Learning. 34 master's degree programs and seven doctoral programs.

Outcomes: Approximately 80% of recent graduates report working or attending graduate school within a year.

Students: 3:1 female-to-male ratio, 37% from underrepresented populations, 9% from NJ, 48% 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: 274 Undergraduate students live in university-owned/operated housing.

Costs 2019–2020: Tuition—$31,040. Room $7,980. Board $5,200.

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: Sister Maureen McGarrity, CSFN, PhD—5th President of Holy Family University

* The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Holy Family University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20001, phone (202) 887-6791.