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Holy Family University Admission Requirements

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Holy Family University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
72.8%
Admission Difficulty for Holy Family University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Holy Family University and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate ranking it #41 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,021 out of 1,403 applicants were admitted making Holy Family University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Holy Family University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Holy Family University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Holy Family University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
930-1110
Applicants Submitting SAT
96%
SAT Scores for Holy Family University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Holy Family University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1110
Average SAT Score 1020

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Holy Family University?

Holy Family University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #63 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 96 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Holy Family University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1110 and Above Good >82%
1020 to 1110 Avg + 73%-82%
930 to 1020 Avg - 61%-73%
840 to 930 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 840 Low <48%
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Holy Family University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
12%
ACT Scores for Holy Family University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Holy Family University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 21
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Holy Family University?

Admission data indicates that Holy Family University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #59 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 12 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Holy Family University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Holy Family University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >82%
20 to 22 Avg + 73%-82%
18 to 20 Avg - 61%-73%
16 to 18 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 16 Low <48%
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Holy Family University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.06
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Holy Family University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Holy Family University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Holy Family University was 3.06 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #89 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Holy Family University accepts 73% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Holy Family University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 14% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 12% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 31% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 16% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

68% of Holy Family University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Holy Family University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 8%
Top 25% of class 32%
Top 50% of class 68%
Bottom 50% of class 32%
Bottom 25% of class 5%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Holy Family University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,037 360 1,403
Accepted 775 246 1,021
Acceptance Rate 75% 68% 73%
Enrolled 240 106 346
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 43% 34%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
56

Applicants have 56 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Holy Family University is $25.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Holy Family University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Holy Family University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Holy Family University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=212984 IPEDS survey data for Holy Family University.

FAQs

Does Holy Family University prefer SAT or ACT?

96% of students submit their SAT scores to Holy Family University. 12% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Holy Family University?

73% of those who apply are granted admission to Holy Family University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Holy Family University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 930 and 1110. 96% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Holy Family University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 22. 12% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.