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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Holy Names is a private, Catholic university located in Oakland, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 594 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Holy Names acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business, and Communications. Graduating 48% of students, Holy Names alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,600.
3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference

Holy Names University Rankings

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

Holy Names Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
720-880
ACT Range
18-21
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$23,407/ 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
$32,778/ 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
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
594Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
38
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
37%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Diverse
    60%
  • Friendly
    40%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
74%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.28 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
  • Small
    45%
  • Awesome
    32%
  • Amazing
    18%
  • Necessary
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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Holy Names provided great care for their students. The small classes helped me be able to get one on one tutoring with my Professors. Every Professor at Holy Names challenges you. The career service is amazing! They truly want to see you succeed. The counselors help students prepare for applying to jobs, give us tips, and they even offer mock interviews. The scheduling advisors are very helpful and knowledgable. They make sure every student is on track. They make sure students are taking the coordinate classes for their major.
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My learning experience with Holy Names University , is really great! The teachers teach everyone slow pace at first, and then they help each student individually as much as they need help with. This is great for when a student like myself misses a concept, the teacher goes back over it so that I can have a better understanding.
This is a great university with amazing diversity in both populations: athletics and academics. The classes are small and personal,People just know each other! The only problems I can find is schedule conflict when signing up for impacted classes, missing one class one semester might mean not seeing it for the following or even years, and the campus is not handicap friendly.