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- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeB-
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.
NCAA Division II (without football)
Pacific West Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses
Most Popular Majors
Kinesiology and Exercise Science11 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities11 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management5 Graduates
Corporate Communications3 Graduates
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia3 Graduates
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
Holy Names University Reviews
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.
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.