Holy Names University

318 reviews
  1. Oakland, CA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Holy Names University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
Address
3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
Website

Holy Names 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
57%
SAT Range
785-980
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$26,502/ 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
    $22,602/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,264/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,865/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,941/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,195/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
615Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
41%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    61%
  • Friendly
    39%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
74%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Awesome
    37%
  • Small
    37%
  • Amazing
    21%
  • Necessary
    5%

After Holy Names University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses

Reviews

318 reviews
  • Excellent
    39
  • Very Good
    104
  • Average
    136
  • Poor
    25
  • Terrible
    14
Living on campus is a great experience, that I think everyone should exerience at least once in their lives. It is extremely different than living back at home. At Holy Names University, the social atmosphere is great! Everyone gets along with eachother and everyone is super friendly. The dorms are decent, but some renovation is needed. The cafeteria is an all you can buffet, but after awhile you begin to get tired of the same foods over and over again. Overall, living on campus is fun!
  • College Junior
  • July 13 2013
On campus housing is a new experience, but one you will never forget! The dorms are double's so you share a room with another person, however you do have the option for single housing if disabilities are presented. Living on campus makes attending classes a lot easier, and you are able to make new friends more easily. Its a great experience and a lot of freedom!
  • College Freshman
  • 8 months ago
This is the second most ethnically diverse university in the country. The students are peaceful for the most part and friendly.

Academically, I think it should be more rigorous, but most professors are caring and want to see students do well.

The building is on the Oakland hills overlooking the beautiful bay area with a gorgeous view. The school is just a beautiful building.

Parking is free!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • July 28 2013