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Holy Names University
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  • 4 Year
  • OAKLAND, CA

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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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 591 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Holy Names acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Psychology, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Business. Graduating 48% of students, Holy Names alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,600.

About

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
63%
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
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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%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
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
    19%
  • On Campus
    81%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
591 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
78
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
40%
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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