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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My professors surprised me with not only their passion but their involvement in helping their students succeed. All of the professors that I have had so far, have been very supportive with all of their students and try their best to help us pass their classes. My professors were also very, very understanding about my pregnancies and how that could have affected my attendance or their no phones policy, but I was never absent more than 3 times in any class and neither did I allow my phone to interrupt class even after my son was born.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I do not have much experience with recruitment because Hollins was not only my second choice to Sweet Briar College, but I was also living in Miami, in a household of 6 with no money to come in the middle of the school year to visit campus. The alumni network, from paying attention to some of my friends and colleagues, seems to helpful and promising.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I believe, personally, that I am extremely safe on this campus. I have come home at 11pm and later from work and have never felt threatened; keeping in mind that I was a petite, 4 feet 10 in tall pregnant woman. Security guards roam the campus 24 hours a day, even those late hours after work. The only time I have ever felt a need to need extra protection was in the aftermath of a swastika painted over our welcoming rock, and that wasn't fear of other students but outsiders. In which students from our campus responded with in the most caring way by offering to be walk buddies for anyone who needed one.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is okay, if you're in the best dorm building for you, personally. Every building though, has its good and its bad. I resided in the Freshman dorm building, Tinker, which is great because there is a kitchen on every floor, as well as two laundry rooms. The downfall is that it is the furthest away from the main buildings that classes are held in, and the parking for that building is not very close. Tinker is a newer building so the building isn't falling apart. Tinker has nice common rooms also; some with TVs, some without.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I have no experience with sports but our clubs and students are very supportive of the university's sport teams

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school is very intimate and loving from the professors, students, to the staff members. I was the only pregnant freshman in my class, and even though I felt like I was going to ostracized for being not only being young and pregnant, but Black; I was not. Hollins loves their students and does their best to resolve the issues that we stumble upon.

4 College Student

Athletics: I have not attended a sports game at school yet.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: I haven't started school yet but I love it so far!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The room sizes very for upperclassmen. The first-year's though have really spacious rooms. It just depends on how lucky you get sometimes, but even the small ones are still pretty roomy. I just like to appreciate whichever room I live in.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not very into the sports teams on campus, but a lot of people are involved and there are a lot of supporters. Even when Hollins doesn't win a game, we still move forward and support each other. It's not the end of the world when a team loses.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is like a family to me and the traditions are my absolute favorite part. Hollins is such an open environment with so much room to change and grow.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Security is very accessible and helpful on campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really love everything about Hollins. Classes are kept to small sizes and that really helps with the quality of learning.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The alumni network is amazing, and there are plenty of opportunities to get in contact with them.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are fairly decent. They are very close to most academic buildings. The social atmosphere is unique in which you can have fun and meet people while also having the opportunity to keep to yourself.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I love being a part of Hollins Athletics. I am a captain of the swim team and the team helped me integrate into college life and really helped me immerse into the Hollins atmosphere.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love it at Hollins and I couldn't have picked a better school. There is such a strong community here and lots of opportunities.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Our school has 24/7 security as well as CASA volunteers in case sexual assault ever does happen. I have never heard of a case happening on campus, which has been a huge relief to me. Teachers and administration is also very aware of sexual assault and how some students have been victims. They try to make sure those students feel safe as well.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love it here at Hollins. I'm glad that I ended up choosing to come here. It was a great way to transition from high school into college.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The quality of the alumni work is amazing. Being a Hollins student allows you access to specialized interships during Short term and we have a Career conference to help bring alum and students even closer together. This year started the first Homecoming event, where alum were invited to come back to campus as well. I'm at Hollins because one of my teachers is an alum.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on campus because everything is only a couple minute walk. I leave my dorm and I'm right next to one of the buildings I have class in, and the Main Office is only a couple yards farther than that. I see my peers and my professors every day during lunch, which allows for us to grow as a community. The housing activities also allow for that community building. I'm friends with most of the people I live with, and if we aren't friends, we get along.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I do not play a sport at Hollins. I do know that our swim team went to State and set some new records. We have the basic varsity sports and an equestrian team. The atheletic facility and classes are open for all students and are there to help all students regarless of skill level.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Hollins is an amazing all women's college. The environment is friendly and the teachers know everyone by name. The classes are super interesting and there are so many opportunities to get internships, work study and study abroad. So many Hollins Alum have become successful in their fields, and even come back to Hollins for a Career Conference to meet with current students and make connections. The English program is one of the best in the country, and the theatre department is in the top 20 in the country according to the Princton review. It's just a great liberal arts school.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have felt extremely safe on campus. It's perfectly safe to walk around on campus at night. There are red phones around campus that a student can call security if they are feeling unsafe at any time. There is a sexual assault community on campus that help victims and students alike deal with the issue.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in the freshman dorm, and my area has been great. I live right by the exit door, so I have to deal with noise sometimes, but it is manageable. The dorm is at the back of campus, but it is literally a five minute walk to classes. The RA's are very friendly and sociable, and some dorm halls are better than others people-wise, but the facility is good.

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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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