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I Found My Niche at Hollins University

Grace sits smiling at a table. Her head is in her hand. She wears a jean jacket and white sweatshirt.

Student Name: Grace

School: Hollins University

Major: English

“Hi! My name is Grace and I’m a junior at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. I’m an English major and I’m in my school’s education program to get my certification in secondary education. As most high school seniors are, I was incredibly nervous about the transition from high school to college, and this was amplified for me with the fact that my family had to move across the country the summer before I started college. However, the close community at Hollins drew me in quickly and eased my tensions. ⁠⁠
Hollins is a small historically women’s college (there are fewer than 1,000 students!) with a beautiful campus of six acres. I expected my whole life to go to a big public university with tens of thousands of students, but when my dad recommended that I should look into women’s colleges, I couldn’t imagine myself going anywhere with such a big population.⁠⁠
Even though it’s a small school, there are countless activities to get involved in at Hollins. I’m currently the vice president of Arts Association and president of our chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (the national honor society in education). There are many ways to get involved with student government, the activity board, and lots of other clubs on campus.⁠
One of my favorite parts about Hollins is the class sizes and professors. We have a student-teacher ratio of 10:1, making classes feel very close-knit. This also means that you get to know professors very well and they’re always helpful and available if you’re having any issues.”⁠⁠ –@grace.hilton

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