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, and associate’s in radiologic science, and multiple certifications.

Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Enrollment: 2,956 total. 2,182 undergraduate, 774 graduate

Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Average class size: 14

Degree Programs: Approximately 40 majors in four schools—Arts & Sciences, Business Administration and Extended Learning, Education, Nursing & Allied Health Professions

Job Placement figures are over 6% above the national mean average. 91% of alumni find employment within their first year of graduation. Of those alumni employed, 81% are employed in their field of study.

Students: 3:1 female-to-male ratio, 14 percent minorities

Financial Aid: About 95% 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

Residential: Modern residential facilities that include suite-style accomodations and independent living options for upper class students.

Costs 2014–2015: Tuition $28,456. Room $7,140. Board $5,806

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