Holy Family University
Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Holy Family University
4.14 Average Rating

Jasmin from Philadelphia, PA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
this university is great academically wise, because it pushes you to work hard. the classes are small, this gives an opportunity for students to gain more one-on-one with the professors. when a student is in need of help there are many ways for them to get help, there is a great help with tutoring offered.
Tips for prospective students
be prepared to work hard. small classes. ready to learn.
Academic Rigor
the grading system is a bit challenging but this makes you work even harder to getting great grades.
Dorm Life
they are great, always cleaned and nice people.
Food and Dining
food is great, and there are plenty food places that are near by.
What to do for fun
go to the various activities such as snow tubing, skiing, basketball games, soccer games.
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Iesha from Philadelphia, PA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
AWSOMEEEE!!!! COLLEGE!11 :)
Tips for prospective students
DO YOUR WORK.
Dorm Life
I GIVE IT A FIVE STAR BUT I DON'T LIVE ON CAMPUS.
Food and Dining
GOOD FOOD.
What to do for fun
READ.
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Samantha from Philadelphia, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Holy Family provides a great learning atmosphere. The campus is very welcoming and the professors are extremely helpful. Although the programs can get very difficult, it's worth it in the long-run!
Tips for prospective students
Try your best not to get behind on class material; it's hard to get back on track! Fellow students are always eager to make study groups, you might want to join one.
Academic Rigor
Prepare to do a lot of work because you will get plenty of it!
Dorm Life
There are always plenty of activities going on, as well as a free gym, in case you don't want to stay in your dorm.
Food and Dining
Food can be pricey but the cafe always has a variety of foods and seats to choose from. There are televisions, ping-pong tables, and billiards in there as well.
What to do for fun
Make friends, go to the gym, and participate in the many activities the school has to offer!
Bang for the buck
The library is a great place to get your studies done, either alone or with friends. They have numerous computers, quiet zones, coffee/hot chocolate makers, plenty of seats, isolated rooms for study groups, and more.
Great for these types of students
Holy Family is a great university for students who prefer smaller classroom sizes, friendly people, and a great atmosphere.
Campus Safety
Campus security can be found throughout the buildings and in the parking lots. There is also an emergency box in the parking lot for emergency situations.
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Cory from Philadelphia, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Small school that surrounds you with great people and helpful instructors. Positive atmosphere and many resources at students' disposal. Great place doe a genuine college experience.
Tips for prospective students
Always keep deadlines in mind. Whether its deadlines for FAFSA or the deadline for a scholarship, always try to remember them.
Academic Rigor
Instructors at Holy Family University have a truly unique approach to education. They are very helpful and insightful. Most instructors have a custom lesson plan which allows you to experience each professor's unique teaching methods.
Dorm Life
since I am a commuter, I have not personally experienced life at the dorms, but I hear that dorm life is awesome. Living on campus gives you a chance to experience all that the school has to offer at any time of the day, without having to worry about being home in time for dinner.
Food and Dining
The food at Holy Family is delicious. They have a wide variety of meals from freshly prepared pizza to specifically- prepared athletic regimen. They also have chefs available to make any food at your request.
What to do for fun
For fun at Holy Family, most students hang out in the campus center, where you can meet and socialize with other students, play pool, eat, or play a round on the Nintendo wii.
Bang for the buck
Holy Family definitely gives you bang for your buck. The tuition is $25K a year, but with FAFSA and scholarships based on academic merit, you can attend for nearly nothing at all. It is definitely worth it.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There are not many unusual traditions that we have on campus at Holy Family.
Great for these types of students
Anyone who wants to have the college experience, but not get lost in a large student body or attend lectures with 200 students. The classes are nice and small (around 25 students) and professors are available whenever you need help.
Clubs and Activities
There is an extensive list of clubs and activities to partake in at Holy Family. Too many to list!
Campus Safety
Campus is always safe and you never have to worry about anything dangerous happening. The statistics for crime on campus is available on the Holy Family website, which there are virtually no incidents that take place. All students at Holy Family feel safe and comfortable on campus.
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Denisha from Philadelphia, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Holy Family is a great University! Professors make sure that students know all materials being taught. Besides the fact that tuition here is very high, overall the University has many activities to have students involved.
Tips for prospective students
Professors are constantly encourage students to strive for success. There are many resources provided to assist students in need of extra assistance.
Academic Rigor
Holy family has a very intense grading system, which encourages students to stay focused on academics and maintain high grades. Holy family enforces that students maintain a 3.0 GPA especially those with scholarships.
Dorm Life
Since I am a commuter I'm not to sure how the dorm experience is, but I can assure you that the University does not permit parties. Security assures that the campus is safe and clean at all times of the day.
Food and Dining
Holy family has a wide variety of food choices. Students are able to choose from salads,pastas wraps,etc.
What to do for fun
Holy family has many activities provided to students such as Phillies games, paint-ball retreats, attractions and many more.
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MaryCatherine from Philadelphia, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I have made friends from Canada, New York, Rhode Island and from my home State Pennsylvania. I love it I don't want to go home. When we close for Breaks. We have so much fun.
Tips for prospective students
Going away to College seems scary but go to College with an open mind. Get Involved, attend Basketball, Volleyball and Soccer Games. We have so much attending Games. I have made friends because I got involved, Holy Family also cares about You. There is help for your classes if you need help. They always have things for you to do. It is a small school and that is what makes it so GREAT. Everyone knows each other and the Professors do care if You Don't attend Class. Being a small university I believe is the reason why everyone knows each other.
Academic Rigor
The marking is a lot harder than other universities. They have tough classes but there is help if you need it. I was on Second Track in High School and I was afraid to attend Holy Family because of their Grading System. But I am doing well I have a 3.3 GPA. At Holy Family you must take your finals even if you a 4.0 GPA, Where as the State Colleges in PA if you have a 3.5 or higher you do not have to take your Finals. I feel this is preparing me for the Real World by making me take my Finals no matter what my GPA is.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is AWESOME. They always have things for you to do. The Washers and Dryers are FREE. The Security is Strong you have Security Guards at the Front Door and MUST have your ID to get in the Dorms. I Feel Very SAFE. Being Safe is Very Important in any City.
Food and Dining
They have good food. The Dining Area is always Clean. They have different foods and you can request foods and they will listen to your requests.
What to do for fun
The City of Philadelphia is full of a lot of things to do.
If you attend the sporting events they are always fun. They have a lot of different activities for everyone. They have trips. And of course there are always different Parties going on with
Great for these types of students
Holy Family is great for students who don't want to attend a Large University where there are sometimes 300 students in a class. HFU has smaller classes.
Clubs and Activities
There are a lot of Activities and Clubs at HFU. You just have to find the one that is right for you.
Campus Safety
Safey is good. They always have Security Guards Visible. You can not get in to a Dorm Building if you do not have a pass. You must sign in at the desk with ID if you are a Visitor.
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Bob from Pennsylvania

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
There is so much information I have learned so far and I am only a sophomore!
Am enjoying being here
Very much so. It's so easy to fit in here.
Bang for the buck
Almost everyone there gets some sort of financial aid, so it is very worth it.
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Kelly from Philadelphia, PA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Holy Family University provides an excellent environment that promotes academic excellence. The administration truly puts the best interest of the students first. The balance of education and religion are key to the success of the university.
Tips for prospective students
Holy Family will assist in every step of the way to ensure successful completion and academic excellence.
Academic Rigor
The facilitators ensure that the students exceed even their own expectations.
Dorm Life
I attend the extended learning campus which does not have dorms.
Food and Dining
The extended learning campus has a cafeteria with vending machines and a microwave.
Bang for the buck
The classes facilitate class room and real life experiences to life.
Great for these types of students
Holy Family University Extended Learning Division is great for the adult student who needs to balance work, life and school.
Clubs and Activities
The Extended Learning Division keeps the adult students involved through the emaill system.
Campus Safety
All students must access the campus with the use of a card. The front desk is monitored by a security guard.
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