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Study at 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.

Profile of Holy Family UniversityHoly Family University is in Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia is a large city. The school is classified as a Roman Catholic college. Holy Family University is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Master's degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at Holy Family University include education and teaching.

Holy Family University Selectivity

Not all applicants to the school are accepted. The top quarter of students at Holy Family University scored at least 510 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 420 to 510 in 2007.

The most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 3, 487 students study at Holy Family University . The school is a largely female school.

Student Life
Students at Holy Family University can take advantage of the school's meal plans. Students participate in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference athletics. Holy Family University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching339elementary school teaching, special ed, reading teaching, teacher education, education, secondary teaching, school Counselling, educational administration, . . .
Business and Management167business management, human resources, MIS, accounting, marketing, finance, international business
Nursing and Emergency Medicine107registered nursing
Medical Support and Technology32radiographer, clinical lab tech
Therapy and Counselling29psychology, Counselling psychology
Liberal Arts27history, English, humanities, sociology, French language, Spanish language, economics
Media15mass communication
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14sports and fitness management
Security and Law Enforcement13criminal justice and safety, fire services administration
Science7biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Fine Arts7fine arts
Religion and Philosophy3religion
Family and Social Work0social work
Contact: Holy Family UniversityHoly Family University

9801 Frankford Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19114-2009

General Phone: (215) 637-7700


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