B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  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

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
74%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
820-1010
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Holy Family University

Cost

Net Price
$15,016/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,983/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,116/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,826/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,361/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,304/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,431Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    56%
  • Open minded
    22%
  • Rude
    22%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
32%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.17 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Family
    50%
  • Unfair grading scale
    36%
  • Small
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
48%
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 Reviews

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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!
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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.
Holy Family University is a great school that provides great academics. Although it's a small university, there's a better chance of making friends and becoming close with professors because the classrooms are small. Even though I transferred to Holy Family in 2016, I felt like I've made friends within my major that I can communicate with about class, etc. The only thing I dislike is the grading system because it is similar to Harvard's grading system, so that pressures me to work even harder and study more.