Holy Family: 2020 Requirements, Scores & GPAs

This is the go-to guide for getting into Holy Family University. We suggest you read until the end... Not only will we layout the exact GPA and test scores you should aim for when applying to Holy Family, but we’ll also offer creative ways to help your application stand out from the pack. We breakdown Holy Family statistics better than any article out there and show you how these have changed over time. Also, make sure to check out Holy Family University on CampusReel to see what it’s really like here. If you're interesting in transferring to Holy Family, the read our transfer guide. You can also use the below calculator to help determine your likelihood of acceptance at Holy Family

What are your chances at Holy Family?

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    *gpa score is required

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

    Holy Family University’s average GPA is 3.13. Holy Family University does require GPA. Holy Family University is currently selective. However, be aware that oftentimes schools in this GPA range are increasing their selectivity in hope of increasing “prestige”. We can’t read the minds of Holy Family application readers, but they likely want to increase the average GPA from 3.13 to 3.29 this year - to play it safe, we recommend striving for the 3.29 GPA.

    *BEFORE CONTINUING PLEASE NOTE: GPA and “prestige” DO NOT mean a college is right for you. Holy Family University may seem amazing on paper, but you may hate it... That’s why 700,000 students transfer colleges every year - they end up going to the wrong school. It’s crucial to watch the videos on CampusReel and make sure you can envision yourself on Holy Family’s campus. These Holy Family admission statistics do not sufficiently tell you what a college or university is like.

    What is Holy Family University’s acceptance rate?

    Last year Holy Family University’s acceptance rate was 73.95. However, check out how the acceptance rate has changed over time.

    2016 2017 2018
    Acceptance Rate 68.0 % 71.0 % 73.95 %

    As you can see, Holy Family University is a little easier to get into than last year.

    Acceptance rate alone does not indicate your likelihood for getting into Holy Family - it’s a very high level understanding of the true competition. Use the acceptance rate as a general guide for curating a list of 10-15 schools that fall into different ranges of competitiveness. Then, use the below data to get a deeper understanding of how your application will compare to the rest of the pool.

    What are your chances at Holy Family?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Holy Family or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    Does Holy Family University Require Test Scores?

    Holy Family University requires that you either take the SAT or ACT. See the table below for how Holy Family University’s accepted students have performed on both tests. You may be wondering how many test scores should you submit. Generally, don’t freak out about taking the test too often. Industry consensus is that you can submit up to 6 tests as a reasonable limit.

    Holy Family University SAT Requirements

    Holy Family University’s average SAT score is 930 - this is the sum of the math and reading portions of the SAT (the 1600 scale). Check out the below table for a deeper look into how students performed - it’s also very interesting to look at the average test score over time. The trend over time helps give insight into whether Holy Family University is getting more or less competitive.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 410 520 465
    Reading 420 510 465
    2019 Total 830 1030 930
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Holy Family University’s average SAT score is 930. To be a competitive applicant for Holy Family University your SAT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 830, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Holy Family University a “target” school (one that you are likely to get into) you should aim for a score of 1030.

    Holy Family University ACT Requirements

    Holy Family University’s average ACT score is 38. To be a competitive applicant for Holy Family University your ACT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 31, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Holy Family University a “target” school (one that you have a good chance of getting into) you should aim for a score of 45.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 16 22 19
    Reading 15 23 19
    Writing - - -
    2019 Total 31 45 38
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Holy Family University Requirements

    Now you know where you need to be for getting into Holy Family University from a grade and test score perspective. Let’s quickly outline what else you’ll need to provide for your application to get reviewed, and then we’ll move onto the most important section: differentiating your app.

    Recommendations Status
    School Rank Recommended
    GPA Required
    School Record Required

    How to get into Holy Family

    Follow these steps to maximize your chances of getting into Holy Family. Everything you read above will help prepare you for what you need to achieve to have a shot at Holy Family, but these steps will take you even further in applying that knowledge and differentiating your application.

    Main Academic Excellence that is in line with Holy Family admission standards.

    1. Score at least a 930 on the SAT or 38 on the ACT.
    2. Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.13.

    Join Extracurriculars that Align with Holy Family’s Values.

    1. Join your school band, a sports team or another group activity. If Holy Family University values music heavily, for example, then try to participate in an organization related to that topic.
    2. Volunteer in your hometown. Philadelphia has tons of ways to be involved beyond just the college. Holy Family University wants applicants that are also good ambassadors for the school - they want students who will give back to the local community and broader Philadelphia area in general.
    3. Spend your summer doing something that speaks to your values, personal growth, leadership qualities and other less quantifiable characteristics. Holy Family needs to see past your test scores and grades - they need to know that you will be a valuable and contributing member of their community. You are more than grades and test scores - your experiences should demonstrate that.

    Prepare Your Application

    1. Write a stellar essay that shows Holy Family University something they can’t figure out from the other parts of your application. For a detailed guide on writing the best college essay, check this out.
    2. Get teacher recs that speak to your character. If you know what you’re majoring in and include that in your Holy Family app, try to have at least 1 recommendation from a teacher in that department.
    3. Apply Before the Deadline. Too many students wait until the last minute to submit their application, and too much can go wrong during this precious time window. Since many students are applying on the last day, it’s possible that Holy Family’s own system crashes. Don’t risk the added stress this can cause - submit your app a few days early.

    What are your chances at Holy Family?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Holy Family or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

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