Holy Family University in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

(Rating 3.4 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Holy Family University offers 237-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 73%. 27.4% are women, and 72.6% are men. Holy Family University is a member of 4 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Holy Family University is 14959$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $30818 and $43980 per year. 55% of full-time Holy Family University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $48,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Holy Family University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$14,959
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Holy Family University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$12,790
$30,001 - $48,000$13,463
$48,001 - $75,000$15,021
$75,001 - $110,000$16,864
$110,001+$16,451

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 7140

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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13%

Types of financial aids

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1481 of Holy Family University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 75 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Holy Family University number 72 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Holy Family University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending

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$48,500

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services

5%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Holy Family University.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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55%
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Holy Family University graduation rate is above the national average.

55% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Holy Family University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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73%

In comparison to National Average

Holy Family University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 1% only.

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73%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Holy Family University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 5% only.

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73%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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32%

Total

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32%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

77%

Part-time retention rate

100%

The Holy Family University full-time retention rate is 77% and part-time retention rate is 100%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Holy Family University students submitting SAT scores

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98%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1230 - 1510

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 410 - 510
Math: 410 - 500
Writing: 410 - 500

SAT Test Score Range

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Holy Family University is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

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Men/Women

Number of international students

4

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Holy Family University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Holy Family University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Pennsylvania.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Northeast Philadelphia

The campus located by 9801 Frankford Ave address in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Northeast Philadelphia in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Holy Family University with 0.04% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Northeast Philadelphia is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Holy Family University offers 237 programs in total: 138 are for Bachelor's degree, 63 - for Master's degree, 12 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 9 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 9 - for Post-master's certificate, 3 - for Associate's degree, and 3 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 44 universities in Philadelphia county. Holy Family University is one of the few institutions in Philadelphia that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.

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Holy Family University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1583 students with 47479 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 465 with 11154 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Holy Family University

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Overall Rating:

This school accepts anyone, you are just another $ sign in their eyes. They do not care about the student's well-being nor care that the student's tuition is giving them a paycheck. If the student has an issue, they turn their backs on the student's rather then finding a solution to help the student. It is not worth paying $30,000 when you are not even getting a "Catholic" education. They all act like atheists anyways, with how they treat the students.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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The worst university ever. Do not waste your time and money sending your child here. They do not practice Catholic Values At all. The instructors are not even qualified to teach, they do not teach anything. They teach everything from power point that student already have copies of. Most of the instructors do not have PH.D's. Tuition is very expensive and under-qualified instructors all always discouraging students and putting them down. If students have problems, the faculty sides with instructors not helping students at all. The university is overrated. The name is just a cover up to attract Christian students. The faculty members and instructors, do not follow the Christian principles in the way they act and conduct themselves, specially toward students. Parents be aware, do not let the name fool you - Holy Family. Not Holy at all the way the faculty member and instructors conduct themselves. At holy family university nobody gets a second chance, evilness prevails.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

My favorite place to go home to; without HFU I wouldn't have an awesome job in City Hall!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Holy Family University is the place where I really found my home. I was looking at many different schools when I was looking into higher education. Holy Family really stuck out because of the student leaders, and the fun they create for the students. I know some of this sounds very cheesy, but it is very true. As a Junior Communications student here, HFU really gave me my shot to expand on my professional career. It really helped me make great contacts within my major and from sending me to leadership conferences all across the Pennsylvania region. These ties I have are really going to help me when it comes to getting involved in my career. I would give HFU that second look when looking at schools. It truly is a great place to be!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Since transferring to Holy Family University in 2014 I've come to realize that this was one of the best decisions I have made in my collegiate career thus far. I have never been more satisfied with this university in terms of education, faculty/staff, and the students I have met and ultimately became close with. Holy Family is more than a University, it is a place that, should you put your mind to it, can open doors for your career and future. As graduation quickly approaches I look back on these past two years and realize that the education I gained, not only scholastically but emotionally and spiritually, will be the the ground work in creating a successful future for myself. I just wanted to thank all the faculty, staff, and students that made me feel like I was a part of their family even though we may share different views and beliefs.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 9801 Frankford Avenue

Place: Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2156377700

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: holyfamily.edu

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