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 2017 Enrollment: 3,081 total students—2,093 Undergraduate, 953 Graduate, and 35 Doctoral.

Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Average class size: 16 Undergraduate; 7 Graduate

Degree Programs: Nearly 40 Undergraduate academic program concentration areas in four academic schools; Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Nursing and Allied Health Professions. Twelve masters degree programs and 3 doctoral programs (PsyD, EdD, DNP).

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

Students: 3:1 female-to-male ratio, 21% percent racial/ethnic minorities, 10% of NJ, 27% from Bucks County, and almost half (49%) from the city of Philadelphia.

Financial Aid: 97 percent of first-time full-time freshman students awarded some form of financial aid. 87.9% of full-time undergraduates awarded some form of financial aid.

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

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

Residential: 243 undergraduate students live in university-owned/operated housing.

Costs 2019–2020: Tuition—$29,990. Room $7,140. Board $7,000.

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.