Hollins University

437 reviews
  1. Roanoke, VA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
Hollins University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
7916 Williamson Rd NW
Roanoke, VA 24020

Hollins 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
56%
SAT Range
960-1200
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$21,384/ 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
    $16,765/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,286/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,473/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,272/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,987/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
580Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Unique
    43%
  • Everyone is their own person, but there is overlap
    36%
  • Special Snowflake
    14%
  • Sheltered
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life.21 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Home
    77%
  • Opportunity and family connections.
    15%
  • Private school atmosphere, private school price
    8%

After Hollins University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses

Reviews

437 reviews
  • Excellent
    65
  • Very Good
    160
  • Average
    155
  • Poor
    32
  • Terrible
    25
As a senior in high school, eager to pursue the next phase in my academic future, I searched for a university that valued individualized experiences. I wanted to be a part of a community that facilitated student dialogue and personalized relationships between students, faculty, and staff. As a junior at Hollins University, a private women's liberal arts school, I have found that supportive community that fosters individual growth at an accelerated level through leadership and professional opportunities. I have passionately become involved with the Student Government Association and am now President! Attending Hollins is like winning the lottery. Be bold. Be different. Be revolutionary. At Hollins, it's encouraged.
  • College Junior
  • Aug 13 2015
Ronoake Is &quot;Quaint&quot – HOllins University is 20 minutes away from Downtown Ronoake. The city is what I would call &quot;quaint.&quot; There's only a small block radius of &quot;things to do&quot; but there are always things happening! Saturday morning markets, No Shame Theatre, Studio Ronoake, cute boutique shops and a great chocolate/stationary store. Local attitude about hollins women is fairly positive. We've got a pretty large community following in terms of the University's theatrical productions, at least. Still, to get anywhere, you need a car. The shuttle does run downtown but it's somewhat unreliable.
  • College Senior
  • Sep 27 2011
My overall experience at Hollins University has been amazing! My classes are all extremely interesting and the professors are all extremely helpful and engaging with their students. Everyone at Hollins has been welcoming and friendly; of course, there is the usual drama that a person encounters at school, but this has not affected my experience at all. I love my education that I'm getting here.
  • College Freshman
  • 10 months ago