Holy Names is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Oakland, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 543 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Holy Names acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 43% of students, Holy Names alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,800.
NCAA Division II (without football)
Pacific West Conference
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.20 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.38 responses
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
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Holy Names University Reviews
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.
Holy Names is a gem in the Oakland Hills. The school is small and everyone knows each other, which to me was a cool thing. Holy Names offers many events for students. The faculty and staff will know you by first name after the first week! Classes are small so professors will know you well and will help in areas you are struggling in. Also, free tutoring is offered on campus! HNU offers many resources, it is up to the individual to use them! Everyone is very helpful in leading you into the right direction! The school is very diverse, and the students are very understanding and welcoming! It is very safe here, we have one entrance and exit onto campus and its guarded by a gate and security! Their is so much to do in the area, also very close to downtown sf, just a short BART ride away!
I went to visit Holy Names University and I immediately fell in love with it! If you are looking for a small school, close friends, a great atmosphere, while also getting an amazing education then Holy Names is for you! It is located in a big city, Oakland and also only about 20 minutes from San Fransisco, but you are far enough for it to feel safe and at home.