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

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
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Holy Names University Reviews

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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!
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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.
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!