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Holy Family University

Philadelphia, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate71%

Holy Family University Admissions

Holy Family University is not difficult to get into. Around 71% of applicants get into Holy Family University each year. Out of 1,429 applications received in 2023, 1,011 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to Holy Family University, the fee for the application is $25.

Holy Family University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Holy Family University's admissions stats.

Holy Family University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 9%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 95%
Waitlist No

Holy Family University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Holy Family University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Holy Family University?

Holy Family University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Holy Family University Admissions

Transferring to Holy Family University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Holy Family University

Holy Family University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Holy Family University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Holy Family University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Holy Family University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with Holy Family University for more information on admission factors.

Holy Family University Application Requirements

To apply to Holy Family University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Holy Family University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Holy Family University?

Students admitted to Holy Family University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 60% submitted a class rank. At Holy Family University 9% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 29% were in the top 25% and 58% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Holy Family University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Holy Family University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Holy Family University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2018, 95% of Holy Family University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application.

More Information on Transferring to Holy Family University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Holy Family University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Holy Family University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Holy Family University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Holy Family University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Holy Family University.

Does Holy Family University accept transfer credits?

✅ Holy Family University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Holy Family University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Holy Family University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Holy Family University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Holy Family University?

❌ No, Holy Family University is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Holy Family University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Holy Family University is 71%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Holy Family University?

❌ Holy Family University does not offer early decision.

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Holy Family University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Holy Family University? Holy Family University is a less selective institution. The Holy Family University acceptance rate is 71%. This means that the institution accepts 70 out of every 100 applicants.


Holy Family University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Holy Family University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Holy Family University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Holy Family University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Holy Family University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Holy Family University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.13. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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