213 reviews
  1. Philadelphia, PA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Holy Family University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Address
9801 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Scores Range
830-1020
ACT Scores Range
17-22
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Holy Family University

Cost

Net Price
$15,111/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,790/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,463/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,021/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,864/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,451/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,337Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    63%
  • Rude
    25%
  • Open minded
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
27%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.16 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Family
    46%
  • Unfair grading scale
    38%
  • Small
    15%

After Holy Family University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
47%
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

Holy Family University Reviews

213 reviews
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Before attending Holy Family University, I did not like the idea of going to college in the same corner as my high school, Nazareth Academy HS. However, within my first semester at this university I met one of my best friends, and rekindled with an old high school friend from freshmen year. The grading system is the same one that was used at Nazareth, meaning my grades are gradually the same or have gotten better. I am enjoying the time that I have been here at Holy Family, and encourage my high school friends to apply here as well! It is both helpful in academics, and financials.
I love my school! I never thought I'd actually LIKE school. I am currently on SGA and Ambassadors. I am also in the Honors Program and I have a work-study job. It is so fun and easy to get involved on campus, even for a commuter. Part of why I love HFU is because I am so involved I get to know so many people, including faculty, and I know I will also have a support system. The only reason I only gave HFU a "4 dot" review is because of the grading system. It is not as bad as people make it seem, but it is extremely frustrating when a 93 is only a B+.
I never had a serious problem with any of my teachers but that some of them don't speak clear english and it makes it difficult to understand what I am learning. Another problem I had was that a new teacher wasn't willing to help the students outside of class. Otherwise, I have had no problems and the problems i had the took care of right away. My professors I have are great and very professional and you can tell that they want to help you succeed in everything we want to do. The quality of the courses is great because they make it easy to understand when it is hard to understand. I like that the classes are smaller because we get more one on one time with the teacher and we usually work in groups which makes it easier to understand for everyones knowledge.