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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Hollins University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
7916 Williamson Rd NW
Roanoke, VA 24020

Hollins University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1020-1233
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$19,628/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,575/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,524/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,722/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,014/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,923/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
654Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Everyone is their own person, but there is overlap
    40%
  • Unique
    40%
  • Special Snowflake
    13%
  • Sheltered
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
82%
of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Home
    79%
  • Opportunity and family connections.
    14%
  • Private school atmosphere, private school price
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
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Hollins is a wonderful environment to live and learn in! There is a real sense of community; the history and quirkiness of the school only add to the charm. While the faculty and staff are incredibly caring and attentive. There are also a ton of opportunities on and off campus. Roanoke is a great location in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains which provides endless hiking trails and outdoor areas to explore, and downtown is just a quick drive from campus as well, there really is something for everyone. The number of clubs, organizations, and activities on campus is incredible considering the schools size. Academically the student to teacher ratio is awesome, I love knowing all my Professors personally and having them know me. Professors really seem to care about your thoughts and want you to be involved in class. They will really go out of their way in order to insure you have the best experience possible.
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I am currently transferring out of Hollins University as a transgender student and film student.

The school is a women's college and therefore does not cater to any transgender or non-binary individuals. While I had a positive experience with some faculty and some student organizations such as the film program or the student government (I participated in Student Government's Roundtable group), overall I had a very negative experience.

Prospective students who are women and a part of the LGB community may find themselves a safe haven, but I would not say this is true for transgender students. The school is still processing the possibility of allowing transgender women in, processing as the Board of Trustees has not yet allowed for trans women to be let in.

Positive elements I can think of include the university's almnae relations through the annual alumni conference titled "C3".
Hollins is a great place to grow. The professors are absolutely excellent and as a student you will have plenty of opportunities to get to know them. Being able to really get to know your professors (and have them get to know you!) is a huge educational advantage. My friends who went to bigger schools often ran into problems in their large classes because they could only ask the TAs for help, couldn't get a recommendation early in college, and didn't have very much advising early on. At Hollins, professors are your champions. They go to great lengths to make sure you can succeed. As an alum, I have friendships with my professors that have lasted for years.

At Hollins, you'll experience a sisterhood. The campus and traditions are some of the oldest in the nation. It feels really special to be part of a history of women's education. You'll really miss the environment when you graduate, even if sometimes it can feel a little small when you are there.