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5 College Freshman

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

4 College Freshman

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

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: This is an all- girls college. So, the only guys we see are our professors, directors or staffs.

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2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Boring campus, and no co-ed things

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Its nice to know i always don't have to worry about guys trying to sneak into my dorm or something since its all girls, but sometimes it would be nice to have it co-ed because it can be too much being surrounded by only girls all the time.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 9th
    Friendliest Girls
  • 9th
    Most Creative/Artsy Girls
  • 60th
    Smartest Girls
  • 62nd
    Most Athletic Girls
  • 132nd
    Hottest Girls

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Melissa Hammond
Dayton, Ohio
English (Creative Writing) and Studio Art
Grad Year
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You could no more describe the “average” Hollins woman than you could describe the “average” piece of Chex Mix. You’ve got the pearl-wearing horseback riders; the artsy, modern dancers; the manga-crazed, fantasy-loving creative writing majors; the easy-going, faux-hawked lesbians; the busy, overachieving student government officers; and many, many others. One characteristic that unifies almost all Hollins women is a strong personality; the accepting atmosphere and strong sense of community on campus gives students the freedom and self-confidence to express themselves and flaunt an unconventional beauty. Though Hollins has distinct cliques, most students form friendships that bridge the gaps between those groups; at Hollins you don't have to hang out with just one group of people.

The lesbian dating scene is very present on campus. Hollins has a strong support system for lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, intersex, queer, and questioning women. Like any dating scene in a small community, it generates lots of gossip and drama. Those who prefer men seek out off-campus resources, such as neighboring schools (Virginia Tech, Virginia Military Institute, Roanoke College) or downtown restaraunts and clubs. Don’t expect to meet men at Hollins parties; the admissions office claims they “truck men in” from other schools for dances and parties, but this is not true. At Oktoberfest 2011, for example, approximately five men graced the dance floor, and most of them had come with their girlfriends.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Students who have had an exam with their home doctor or with the campus doctor can fill their birth control prescription on campus for a discounted price. Also, Hollins provides emergency contraception. Condoms and dental dams are available for free.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Roanoke College
  2. Virginia Military Institute
  3. Virginia Tech
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. 202
  2. Metro
  3. NEFA parties
  4. Apartment parties
Social Scene
The supportive atmosphere at Hollins brings many shy and awkward students out of the shells they hid in during high school. Hollins is a great place for women to feel free to express themselves in a way that would not be possible at larger coed schools. Cliques exist, but their boundaries are loose, and most groups of friends intermingle with others.
Hookups or Relationships?
There is a good mix of single students and students in relationships. There are a lot of students who have girlfriends at Hollins or boyfriends at a nearby colleges, as well as plenty of girls happy with being single. There are some random hook-ups, but they're not as prevalent as they might be at a larger school.
Dress Code
Variety reigns supreme at Hollins. There are plenty of students who show up at class in their pajamas and slippers. It also would not be surprising to see a woman toting a Vera Bradley bag and sporting the latest designer trend, topped off with a string of pearls. There are also those students who seem to make dressing their own personal art. Local Goodwills are foraged for vintage clothes, bizarre prints, and outrageous frocks. Of course, there are always those who stick to the basics-jeans and a T-shirt.
Did You Know?
Every year, Outloud (gay-straight alliance) holds events on campus in celebration of National Coming Out Week. Usually they bring a "closet" door to the Moody Plaza for people to "come out" of.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 20 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 13 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 25 responses

  • 58% None
  • 27% Long-distance relationship
  • 8% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 4% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 4% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Casual dating at your school
  • 0% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 0% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 0% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 24 responses

  • 4% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 17% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 42% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 38% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Unique
  • 20% Sheltered
  • 20% Special Snowflake
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