318 reviews
  1. Oakland, CA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Holy Names University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
Address
3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
SAT Scores Range
785-980
ACT Scores Range
16-21
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Holy Names University

Cost

Net Price
$26,502/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,602/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,264/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,865/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,941/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,195/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
615Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
41%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    61%
  • Friendly
    39%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
74%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Awesome
    37%
  • Small
    37%
  • Amazing
    21%
  • Necessary
    5%

After Holy Names University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses

Holy Names University Reviews

318 reviews
All Categories
On campus housing is a new experience, but one you will never forget! The dorms are double's so you share a room with another person, however you do have the option for single housing if disabilities are presented. Living on campus makes attending classes a lot easier, and you are able to make new friends more easily. Its a great experience and a lot of freedom!
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
  • Housing
My school is great. My learning experience has been personal. The class setting is intimate. I'm able to connect with fellow students, and my teachers more in depth. This school makes it possible to achieve my goal, and dreams. The adult program offers convenient class schedules. The course offering is at a speedy pace, which gives possibilities of finishing sooner rather than later. It has taught me many things in and out of the classroom. A great opportunity, and resource.
I love the professors. They're extremely easy to get a hold of, especially because the class sizes are so small. My largest class this semester is probably 25 people or so. The professors strive to build relationships with the students both inside and outside of classes. I appreciate that the advisers are so involved and easy to reach as well. I do wish however that the music program was a little more diverse than it is now because I think I may be one of the two African-American students who is involved in the music program.