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

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%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%
  • Outgoing
    0%

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%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%
  • Strict
    0%
  • Underrated
    0%

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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Hollins was the perfect fit for me because of how small and academically focused the school is. Hollins is also very accommodating, especially in situations that are completely out of your control. I really feel Hollins has helped me become a better version of myself!
Hollins is a very small university and I think that it is better in some majors than others. For instance, their creative writing, dance and theater programs are amazinggg. But they are slacking in other areas such as business. Because the school is so small and does not offer much on campus, they do really well with making sure students get really good internships and give them places to stay oo which is amazing. I did an internship in NYC and I stayed on 34th St in Manhattan for no extra cost. They also have AMAZING study abroad program. I studied in London for a semester and it was NO extra cost. They make sure you have a place to stay and can provide you with an internship there too. These are the small things that I think really make Hollins a great university because these opportunities are not readily available at many other colleges.