Holy Family University: Narrative Description

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Grant and Frankford Avenues
Philadelphia, PA 19114-2094
Tel: (215)637-7700
Free: 800-637-1191
Admissions: (215)637-3050
Fax: (215)281-1022
Web Site: http://www.holyfamily.edu/


Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1954. Setting: 47-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $5.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4500 per student. Total enrollment: 2,670. 573 applied, 77% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 73% from top half. Full-time: 1,086 students, 75% women, 25% men. Part-time: 696 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 3 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 36% 25 or older, 9% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $15,990 full-time, $355 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $500 full-time, $60 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: Students at Your Service (S.A.Y.S.), Rainbow Connections, Campus Ministry Team, Folio, Tri-lite. Major annual events: Christmas Rose, Charter Day, Buddy Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Holy Family College Library plus 1 other with 126,780 books, 3,337 microform titles, 742 serials, 1,875 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $703,015. 148 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The main campus of Holy Family College is located on 46 acres in the residential Torresdale section of northeast Philadelphia near the boundary with Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The main campus is easily reached by public transportation. The Newtown campus is located on 85 acres in the heart of suburban Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It is situated very close to the Newtown exit of Interstate-95.

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