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 1260 - 1530, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 16 - 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. 76% of all those students that apply are accepted to Holy Family University, from which 29 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at my.holyfamily.edu.

Overall HF Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Holy Family University was reported as 75.9% in Fall 2013 with over 1,350 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 SAT Scores: 1260 - 1530
  • HF ACT Scores: 16 - 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 HF 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Holy Family University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 73.6%
  • 2010-2011: 72.0%
  • 2011-2012: 70.4%
  • 2012-2013: 67.1%
  • 2013-2014: 75.9%
  • Projected HF Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 72.0%

How Does HF Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Holy Family University is thirty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church51.8%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington77.7%
Cairn University71.1%
Arcadia University59.7%
Philadelphia University64.1%

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 Required
  • 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to HF (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading420 - 510
Math430 - 510
Writing410 - 510
Total Score1260 - 1530
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 21
Math17 - 23
Composite Score16 - 22
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