Holy Family University


Every great achievement starts with a dream. We know because we see dreams made real every single day. Whatever your interests, whatever your goals, you’ll be given every opportunity to pursue them, with success, at Holy Family University.

Founded in 1954 by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Holy Family University is a comprehensive four-year university based in Philadelphia. About half of the University’s 3,500 students are enrolled on a full- or part-time basis in the traditional undergraduate program. The remaining students are adults enrolled in graduate programs or accelerated degree programs designed for working adults.

More than 45-degree programs are available from four schools: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Nursing & Allied Health Professions. Continuing education and accelerated degree programs are offered by the Division of Extended Learning.

The University is based at the Northeast Philadelphia Campus, which serves as the home of the traditional undergraduate program and offers courses in the graduate program. The Northeast Philadelphia Campus also offers student housing for full-time undergraduates.

Holy Family — Newtown is located in Newtown Township, Bucks County, and offers an undergraduate program in education, graduate programs, and select courses in the accelerated programs.

Specially designed for adult students, Holy Family — Woodhaven in Bensalem Township, Bucks County, serves as home to the Division of Extended Learning and its continuing education and accelerated degree programs. The University’s accelerated MBA also is available in South Philadelphia at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, located at Columbus Avenue and Christian Street.

Respect for the individual, the dignity of the human person. Inspired by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth who founded the University, these values are at the very core of our institution. They are values that are taught here, but even more, they are values that are lived here. Our concern for moral values and social justice guides our programs and enriches everything that we do.


Inspired by the Catholic education tradition and values of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, the School of Business Administration will be recognized regionally and nationally for providing high-quality business education that transforms students into socially responsible leaders and providers of service to others.


Built upon a foundation of liberal arts, the mission of the School is to deliver high-quality business education, in a student-centered environment that fosters leadership, global and multicultural awareness, and social responsibility.

Graduates of the School will possess functional knowledge in the business disciplines and the ability to:

  • Lead ethically,
  • Communicate effectively,
  • Think critically,
  • Utilize business technology,
  • Solve problems,
  • Work in teams, and
  • Manage change

The School is committed to academic excellence and continuous improvement.


We will operate in a manner that reflects our deep commitment to and belief in:

  • Honesty, Integrity, and Ethics in All Endeavors,
  • Humility, Compassion, and Respect for All,
  • Relevant, Engaged and Experiential Teaching and Learning in All Programs,
  • Quality Advising and Mentoring of Students,
  • Applied and Pedagogical Scholarship,
  • Continuing Professional Development, and
  • Commitment and Accountability to the Educational Community

We will hold ourselves accountable for living these values and practicing what we teach.



Holy Family University
9801 Frankford Avenue

19114 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Holy Family - Newtown
One Campus Drive
Newtown, PA

18940 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Holy Family - Woodhaven
1311 Bristol Pike

19020 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Holy Family University—Andalusia
634 Bristol Pike

19020 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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