Holy Family University is a fully accredited Catholic, private, co-educational university offering undergraduate, graduate, and rapid degree programs. The University’s main campus is in Northeast Philadelphia an additional location in 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.
Stemming from our rich tradition of providing a liberal arts education that balances arts and sciences to create purposeful world citizens, we offer an exciting range of degrees and study options. In fact, Holy Family University offers 13 Bachelor of Arts degree programs, one Bachelor of Science degree, and four interdisciplinary degrees. We hold classes at our Philadelphia campus and Newtown site in nearby Bucks County, depending upon your major. At both, our supportive faculty will support you in achieving your dreams.