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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A+
Holy Family is a private, Catholic university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,630 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Holy Family acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Radiologic Technician. Graduating 55% of students, Holy Family alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,400.
About Holy Family University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Address
9801 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Holy Family University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
920-1090
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$15,723/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$21,567/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,630Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
463
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Open minded
    20%
  • Rude
    20%
  • Stressed
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
34%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.18 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.25 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Family
    47%
  • Unfair grading scale
    40%
  • Small
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
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Holy Family University is a great school to go to as a commuter. The small campus provides a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. The nursing program requires the majority of your time, and some of the professors will make you feel incapable of completing the program. However, if you keep your chin up and work to the best of your abilities you will succeed!
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I love my school. I love that it’s a smaller campus, it took me about 2-3 days to know where almost everything is. The class sizes are small and not overwhelming in a giant lecture hall. The only thing i dislike is our grading system but there is nothing i can sadly do about that!
Holy Family University (HFU) is a great school for students who are looking to be in a small and personal classroom environment. Every professor wants to see their students achieve great things and they do all they can do help students succeed. HFU is located in Philadelphia, so students have access to many types of educational opportunities and internships. HFU is a pre-ivy league school and students who attend HFU are often very committed to their studies. Additionally, while HFU is a Catholic University, it is open to many students of different races, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, etc. HFU is a welcoming community that aims to make every student happy and comfortable. If you're looking for a small, cozy school in the city with great access to academic opportunities, then HFU is the school for you!