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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.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: We don't have any fraternities or sororities on campus. We are honestly one, big, sisterhood and it's the best!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I am not part of any sports, but everyone here has had team spirit from what I've seen. Hollins has won numerous awards in all sport areas from what I've seen, and the teams all support each other. Some girls in one team are on another team, so the sports are for anyone who wants to do them. The athletic facilities are great and I enjoy going to the gym everyday.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: 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.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are several different housing dorms on campus. Some are more modern, but others have been here since the founding in late 1800s. The older ones have more character and personality, including occasional temperamental radiators and no A/C, but they are very pretty. The modern ones have A/C and fairly good heating units, but they are your average boring looking dorms. Singles are available for an extra price, which the price for living in the dorms is perhaps to high at $12000, but this does include meals. The size of the dorm rooms vary from building to building. Lugging up luggage to the third floors can be a pain on move in day, or coming back from breaks, but on move in day there are helpers. The dorms are fairly close to the classrooms, everything is in the range from a 5 minute to a 10 minute walk, depending on where you live and where you are going. Security is fairly good, key cards are used and the cards can only open the dorm that you live in.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school itself is good. The teachers and staff, the ones I have encountered anyway, are wonderful and really care about the students. The teachers want the students to succeed, and they try their best to help the students who are struggling but they are also fair and if the student is not making a real effort they leave the student to make their own way, even if that way is do academic probation. I love all the opportunities that are offered here, including the study abroad and internships. I feel safe on campus, but not always comfortable. The fact that the school is all girls is good for most, but not for me. I feel it does not offer enough of a world view and that the all girl factor can cause problems. Academically this school is top notch, offering lots of interesting courses. If this school was coed it would be perfect.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of different types of sexual orientation on campus and Hollins is good about accepting everyone.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The academics are great. The professors care about their students, for the most part and they work hard to make sure that you understand what they're going over in class. You really feel a part of everything here.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Here at Hollins, I feel the safest that I ever have. It's a warm and open campus that encourages the promotion of safety and safe places.

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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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