The campus of Holy Family is a bit more urban than many of the Philadelphia Area Catholic Colleges. With about 2,000 undergraduates, about 1,500 are full-time students. The campus is growing, with new buildings and a new dormitory. Their faculty to student ratio is 12 to 1 with their average class size at 14 students. The College has been co-educational since the 1970’s.
Among the over 30 majors available are: Business, Nursing, Allied Health, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education – both with and without Special Education Certification. The majority of majors require an internship. Thus, more than 80% of all students participate in the internship programs. There are a number of international programs available during the summers. Over 20 campus clubs and student organizations and 13 Division II athletic teams for men and women.
They pride themselves on helping students learn to use their unique talents to make a difference in this world.
"We were somewhat conversant with the process of applying for undergraduate admissions after experiencing it with our elder daughter. However, that first exposure did not mean that we were by any means experts in the process! My wife and I knew that each child has their own unique personality and what was good for our elder child did not necessarily translate into the best situation for our younger one.
With this realization that a “cookie cutter” solution was not wise, when it was time for our younger daughter to apply to colleges, my wife and I approached Joan for advice...
Nandu Nayar Professor of Finance & Hans Julius Bär Endowed Chair, Lehigh University