Holy Family University is a fully accredited Catholic, private, co-educational university offering undergraduate, graduate, and accelerated degree programs. The University’s main campus is in Northeast Philadelphia, with additional locations in Bensalem and Newtown, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1954 by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth as a private, not-for-profit, faith-inspired community, Holy Family University propels graduates to purpose-driven, values-centered lives through outstanding academic programs, flexible delivery options, manifold experiential learning opportunities, supportive career development, and deep personal connections. Despite its growth in numbers of students, its geographic expansion from Philadelphia into surrounding counties, its provision of residence opportunities, and its adoption of alternative pedagogical delivery strategies, the University’s purpose remains essentially unchanged—to offer a high-quality, affordable, personalized, and values-centered education in the firm tradition of Catholic higher education. Additionally, Holy Family University is a dynamic institution responding today in order to provide for tomorrow’s needs, always keeping in mind the practical professional outcomes that are important to its students.
Holy Family University, a ministry of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, offers education in the liberal arts and professions through graduate, undergraduate, and non-degree programs. As a Catholic University, Holy Family seeks direction and inspiration from the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, affirms the values of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and witnesses to the dignity of each person and the oneness of the human family. Holy Family University educates students to assume lifelong responsibilities towards God, society, and self.
Located in Northeast Philadelphia, Holy Family University offers the benefits of a big-city university in a quiet, suburban setting. Student housing, including a brand-new residence hall set to open in fall 2009, puts students in the center of academic life and student activities.
Holy Family is committed to helping students and their families achieve the goal of a private university education. We maintain one of the lowest tuition rates among private colleges and universities in the region; 96 percent of full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.