Holy Family University

Holy Family University

Holy Family University, commonly referred to as HF, is a Roman Catholic, coeducational, four-year, private university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It was established in the year 1954 by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. The university operates several campuses located in Northeast and South Philadelphia, Newtown, and Woodhaven. HF grants various graduate and undergraduate degrees in liberal arts and professional programs. The university is a network of the following schools and colleges:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions

HF's campus is home to a wide variety of sports teams and events. The college is member of the NJCAA and participates in several games including men's and women's basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Tigers.

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Contacting Holy Family University

Holy Family University
9801 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia , PA 19114-2009
General Phone: (215) 637-7700

Holy Family University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching385education, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, college student counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, teacher education, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine153registered nursing, nursing administration, various nursing
Business and Management132business management, accounting, finance, human resources, international business, MIS
Therapy and Counseling34psychology, counseling psychology, organizational psychology, psychology courses
Medical Support and Technology25radiographer, clinical lab tech
Liberal Arts22French language, Spanish language, English, humanities, economics, sociology, history
Security and Law Enforcement20criminal justice and safety, fire services administration
Media12mass communication
Science7biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Religion and Philosophy1religion
Fine Arts1fine arts
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1sports and fitness management
Family and Social Work0social work

Number of programs and degrees for Holy Family University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree40136
Master's degree37615
Associate's degree221

Holy Family University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Holy Family University had a total enrollment of 3,487 students (2,555 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 29%
Women 71%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 67%
Graduate 33%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 7%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 16%
20-21 15%
22-24 15%
25-29 20%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey10%
(International Students)1%

Holy Family University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 85 %
Part-Time 61 %

Holy Family University Room and Board (2007)

Holy Family University offers campus housing for 208 of its 2,555 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 15 meals per week.

Holy Family University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420510
SAT Math420510
SAT Writing410490
ACT Verbal1920
ACT Math1719
ACT Composite1723

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT3%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Holy Family University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,590
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,590
Room and board $ 9,400
Room charge $ 5,600
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,800
Books and supplies $ 972
Other expenses $ 1,574

Financial Aid:
Holy Family University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 327500)

Holy Family University Faculty

Holy Family University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3361

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year9$82,33314$79,308
Associate professoracademic year7$63,63716$65,876
Assistant professoracademic year14$60,76118$54,922
Instructoracademic year4$59,19316$51,793
All faculty totalacademic year34$66,87964$62,212

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Holy Family University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Track Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports235578

Holy Family University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General

Education And Teaching
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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What Sets Holy Family University Apart:

% of degrees in education and teaching
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Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 7%Holy Family University Female % of student body

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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