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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Guided by our Culture of Care, Hollins University will welcome students to campus for private, physically distanced tours, which will qualify you for our visit grant of up to $1,000. In an effort to maintain equity, Hollins will be SAT/ACT optional for the 2020 – 21 application cycle. We look forward to helping students find joy in the college selection process, even during these difficult times. Learn More

  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
7916 Williamson Rd NW
Roanoke, VA 24020
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
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From information on academics, campus life, career preparation, and athletics to a virtual tour and gateways to our social media channels, our website can guide you through the many aspects of the Hollins experience. Our office of admissions is also ready to answer your questions and welcome you for a campus visit, where you can sit in on a class, see our residence halls, and meet with students and faculty. Whether it’s online or in person, we are excited to help you learn more about Hollins.

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

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
64%
SAT Range
1070-1280
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$20,560/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$33,088/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Biology Major at Hollins

Develop a broad understanding of life – both plant and animal. Faculty offer expertise in fields ranging from genetics, ecology, and human physiology to microbiology, zoology, and ornithology. Grow broad scientific and technical skills. Seamlessly integrate challenging classwork, experiential learning, and research/fieldwork. Excel in graduate school, professional schools, and in the workforce.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
666Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
10
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Everyone is their own person, but there is overlap
    50%
  • Unique
    33%
  • Special Snowflake
    11%
  • Sheltered
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
84%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
  • Home
    71%
  • Private school atmosphere, private school price
    18%
  • Opportunity and family connections.
    12%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $35,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    55%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    91%
    National
    83%
    75%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses

    Hollins University Reviews

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    Hollins is a wonderful place to complete an undergraduate education! Not only is the education top-notch, with professional, caring professors, but so is the atmosphere. Students here are truly passionate about what they do, whether it be in academics or extracurricular activities. If you're looking to be surrounded by an awesome group of people while taking fascinating classes, Hollins is the place for you.
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    Hollins is such a wonderful place! Since coming to Hollins, I've grown so much. I've had opportunities to try things I never would have imagined myself doing, like climbing a mountain or taking a leadership class. I've also met so many amazing people and formed so many lifelong friendships. My professors have been excellent, they are so knowledgeable and it is clear that they really care that their students are learning and growing, both as students and as people. Hollins has really broadened my world and given me opportunities I never could have imagined before.
    I found my second home at Hollins University. I met amazing friends from all around the U.S and around the world as well. Hollins has given me the opportunity to travel abroad to Jamaica and Rome, Italy. It has given me the skills and knowledge necessary for my future career through its rigorous academic environment and leadership studies courses with the Batten Leadership Institute. I love that it is a small campus with small classes. I love that I practically know everyone that is part of the Hollins community. Hollins is located in Roanoke where there are lots of natural beauty that can be appreciated through hiking adventures to Carvin's Cove, Cascades Falls, McAfee Knob, Sharp Top Trail and more. Hollins has a lot to offer and I'm glad I chose to attend this beautiful school!