Holy Family University

9801 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, United States
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Overview of Holy Family University

About this school

Holy Family is a church-affiliated college. Founded in 1954, it adopted coeducation in 1971. Its 47-acre campus is located in northeast Philadelphia.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,093
    • Men:548 (26.2%)
    • Women:1,545 (73.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Holy Family University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
9801 Frankford Avenue
City, State, Zip
Philadelphia, PA  19114
Phone
(215) 637-3050
Fax
(215) 281-1022
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
71% of 1,429 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 1,031 applicants were admitted
Men
70% of 398 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
433 (43%) of 1,011 admitted students enrolled
Women
311 (42%) of 734 admitted students enrolled
Men
122 (44%) of 277 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.13
375 And Above
14%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
32%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $30,346 (64.83356834593856%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,576 (29.00482844079819%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,080 (2.307396487629791%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,804 (3.854206725633466%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Holy Family University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003275
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
349 (97.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
314 (90.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
314 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
49 (15.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$25,350
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 312 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,294
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 275 (87.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,408
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 311 (99.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
34 (9.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,074

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,371 (84.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,265 (92.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,255 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
159 (12.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$21,883
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,237 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,716
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,095 (87.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,040
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,182 (94.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
171 (10.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,972

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
89%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$36,609
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
6.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,069

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


77

Part-Time Faculty


233

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


19%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 27% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 23% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
126,986

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
300
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Holy Family University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.4%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


44.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


53.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


54.8%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (43)


  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Fire Services Administration
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology

Online Degrees


Criminal justice; psychology, sociology/criminal justice; business administration/human resources management, information systems management

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (18)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


1,547,607

Nearest Metropolitan Area


47 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Philadelphia

Weather


Temperature
22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
12 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Bus Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Train Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


15% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


85%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Tiger
School Colors
Columbia blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Holy Family University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, students at your service (s.a.y.s.), green team, campus ministry team, habitat for humanity, student nurses association of holy family

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,621

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,093
Women
1,545
Men
548

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.2% Asian
  • 12.4% Black/African-American
  • 4.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 57.9% White
  • 19.8% Unknown

International Students


0.2% from 6 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


988

Student Resources

Study resources