Location
Roanoke, VA
Undergrads
596
Tuition
$32,075
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 588 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I like how strict they are. It shows how much they care about the well-being of the students. However, there are some things I wish they'd be more relaxed about.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I love the atmosphere here. I'm from across the country, and they were so welcome here. I've made a lot of new friends.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I've been having some issues with my major. However, I'm a freshman, and while I do know what I want to do, I don't have a set plan, and I haven't met with anyone concerning my major yet.

College Freshman

Majors: I don't really know what my specific program is like yet, because I am a freshman, but I do like the experience I've had so far.

2 College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car, however I do have quite a few friends who do, and I can see that campus parking is a little difficult.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Super diverse and friendly people here! I love it!

5 College Freshman

Diversity: There is so much diversity on campus and everyone at Hollins is really accepting.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Good food at good prices!

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If people are using drugs or alcohol, there isn't pressure to do the same at all.

2 College Freshman

Computers: Hollins uses Cisco, and the network as a whole is very slow, and the students have to log in almost constantly. It's the only really bad thing about the college, though.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The only real form of transportation to get to the Airport and such is by taxi. I do however get a discount whenever I use the taxi.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: The people are fantastic, and there's a lot of dancing and fun going along, and I love it!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe and secure. I've walked alone outside at approximately 2 o'clock in the morning, and I didn't feel unsafe at all.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I cannot rate my experience of off-campus housing because I live on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Its okay. It's an all girls school undergrad, so I would say the sexual orientation tends to be homonormative, with more than 50% of the population identifying as bisexual or homosexual. That said, economic and racial status tend to be middle class and above, white students.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: City of about 300,000. Some stuff to do, lots of good bars, restaurants, but not a ton.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The overall strictness of the Honor Code is huge. It is one of the most highly valued things here

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are not very many with student discounts but the variety is great.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Don't know much about it.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone has their own unique style and they are never criticized for it.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The entire science department is great. The professors are all very invested in the students success.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is very random. One day its 60 then the next it is snowing. when it does snow the maintenance are very good about keeping the sidewalks clear.

3 College Freshman

Computers: I use my own computer most of the time

5 College Freshman

Majors: All the science professors are great and super helpful.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Or so I have heard. I have not yet had one.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Melissa Hammond
Hometown
Dayton, Ohio
Major
English (Creative Writing) and Studio Art
Grad Year
2012
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You know a woman loves her alma mater when she still keeps endowing it with money, even during the recession. According to the National Association of College and University Business Officers, Hollins’ endowment ranks among the nation’s strongest, even in the middle of the recession. If this fact doesn't convince you how dearly alumnae love their school, just drop by one of Hollins' yearly reunions—wild, crazy, and filled with plenty of nostalgia (and alcohol).  Hollins graduates love their school.

The closeness of the community, the unique traditions, the discussion-based classes, and the beauty of the campus are all traits that endear Hollins to her students. Memories of climbing Tinker Mountain in gold pants and a feather boa, having English class on Front Quad, driving all over town on a scavenger hunt during Ring Night, painting the senior rock, and hanging out at professors’ houses will stick with students for the rest of their lives. The key to feeling like a member of the community is getting involved in clubs, organizations, and campus events.

Hollins isn't perfect. Some students get bored with the small size of the campus or get frustrated with the way gossip spreads like the Swine Flu. Some don’t adjust well to the single-sex atmosphere or simply find out that Hollins doesn’t offer the academic program they were looking for. Students who get the most from their Hollins experience are those who take advantage of the many services the school has to offer, such as competitive internships and leadership opportunities, and those who work hard in their classes. According to the polls, the majority of current students would choose Hollins again.

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