Holy Family University (HF)

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Holy Family University can be found in Philadelphia, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around three thousand students enrolled each year at HF.

Many of the students accepted into HF had an SAT score in the range of 930 - 1110, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 18 - 22. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the HF average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.14 for accepted students. 73% of all those students that apply are accepted to Holy Family University, from which 34 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .holyfamily.edu.

Overall HF Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Holy Family University was reported as 73.1% in Fall 2020 with over 1,400 applications submitted to HF. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • HF ACT Scores: 18 - 22
  • HF Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Holy Family University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Holy Family University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for HF has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 68.5%
  • 2017-2018: 70.7%
  • 2018-2019: 72.1%
  • 2019-2020: 73.1%
  • Projected HF Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 66.8%

How Does HF Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Holy Family University is twenty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church91.8%
Cairn University82.8%
La Salle University77.7%
Arcadia University65.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to HF (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 570
Math460 - 540
Total Score930 - 1110
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 22
Math16 - 21
Composite Score18 - 22
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