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 programs. Our site in Bensalem (formerly Woodhaven) 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.

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 includes Pennsylvania's approved teacher education program for grades K-12. 

Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Fall 2016 Enrollment: 2,737 total students—1,950 Undergraduate, 761 Graduate, and 26 Doctoral.

Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Average class size: 16 Undergraduate; 11 Graduate

Degree Programs: Approximately 46 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, Education. Six masters degree programs and one doctoral (EdD) program.

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

Students: 3:1 female-to-male ratio, 18 percent racial/ethnic minorities, 10% of NJ, 26% from Bucks County, and almost half (49%) from the city of Philadelphia.

Financial Aid: 98 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, 28 honor societies.

Residential: 249 undergraduate students live in university owned/operated housing.

Costs 2016–2017: Tuition—$28,762. Room $7,140. Board $6,436

Accreditation:
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