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
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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%

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 University Reviews

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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!
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As a senior in high school, eager to pursue the next phase in my academic future, I searched for a university that valued individualized experiences. I wanted to be a part of a community that facilitated student dialogue and personalized relationships between students, faculty, and staff. As a junior at Hollins University, a private women's liberal arts school, I have found that supportive community that fosters individual growth at an accelerated level through leadership and professional opportunities. I have passionately become involved with the Student Government Association and am now President! Attending Hollins is like winning the lottery. Be bold. Be different. Be revolutionary. At Hollins, it's encouraged.
I loved the aesthetic of the campus! It's a beautiful area to go to school in, and the class sizes are small. However, the classes still feel like they are on high-school level thinking rather than as complex as a seminar at a college typically is. This may be good or bad depending on how you prefer to learn. Great scholarship opportunities! Air conditioning is out in some buildings.