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Holy Family University Admission Requirements

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Holy Family University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
78%
Admission Difficulty for Holy Family University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Holy Family University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Holy Family University is 78%.  It ranks #53 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Holy Family University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 1,021 out of 1,314 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 72 percent (SAT 870/1080 ACT 18/21). Holy Family University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.13. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Holy Family University application fee is $25 and applications are due by Jul 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Holy Family University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Holy Family University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
870-1080
Applicants Submitting SAT 
96%
SAT Scores for Holy Family University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 870
SAT Scores for Holy Family University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 530
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1080
Average SAT Score 980

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 82 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 870 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 760. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 980 out of 1600. Holy Family University ranks #65 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Holy Family University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1080 and Above Good >87%
975 to 1080 Avg + 78%-87%
870 to 975 Avg - 65%-78%
765 to 870 Reach 50%-65%
Less than 765 Low <50%
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Holy Family University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
18-21 
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 21
ACT Math 75th 19
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 19

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 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #57 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 12 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Holy Family University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Holy Family University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
21 and Above Good >89%
19 to 21 Avg + 78%-89%
18 to 19 Avg - 70%-78%
17 to 18 Reach 60%-70%
Less than 17 Low <60%
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Holy Family University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.13
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 3.13 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #90 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.13 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Holy Family University accepts 78% of all applicants.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

58% 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 9%
Top 25% of class 29%
Top 50% of class 58%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Holy Family University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 911 397 1,314
Accepted 712 308 1,021
Acceptance Rate 78% 78% 78%
Enrolled 245 117 362
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 38% 35%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
280

Applicants have 280 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Holy Family University Application 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?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to Holy Family University. Admission competition is 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 870 and 1080. 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 21. 12% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.