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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  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 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 $39,600.
About Holy Names University...
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
53%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
730- 870
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$21,890/ 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
$31,318/ 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
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
543Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
48
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
43%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    58%
  • Friendly
    37%
  • Diverse
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
72%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Small
    40%
  • Awesome
    35%
  • Amazing
    20%
  • Necessary
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
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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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 has small classes that allow for student input. The campus is in the beautiful Oakland Hills. The teachers are smart and the staff is friendly. The students are diverse and accepting of others. All races are welcome at Holy Names University. The local area has many good places to eat and imbibe in alcohol, if you care to do that sort of thing. The parks and hills surrounding the campus are conducive to long and wonderful hikes in areas covered by the leaves of trees. I have personally found Holy Names University to be a wonderful experience. It is surely a place I would highly refer to any student who would want to advance their education.