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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  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
    A
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.
About Holy Names University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
Address
3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
Website

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

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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,763/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,601/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,850/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,390/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,570/ year
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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
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
45%
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
$51,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
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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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.
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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!
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.