About Hollins University

Founded in 1842, Hollins University. is a Private college. Located in Virginia, which is a city setting in Virginia, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 664 full time undergraduate students, and 173 full time graduate students.

The Hollins University Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 86 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Hollins University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate59%
Application Deadline1-Dec
Application Fee40
SAT Range1020-1233
ACT Range23-29

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,27% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 8 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

87% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 56% were in the top quarter, and 25% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Hollins University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
0%
“We know about current events and vote”
42%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
58%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
4%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
42%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
15%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
85%
“I feel extremely safe”
36%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
56%
“We bought the gear”
8%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
8%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
31%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
62%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
31%
“They keep regular office hours”
69%
“They”re always available”
96%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
4%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
4%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
42%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
46%
“We only party on weekends”
8%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
8%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
69%
“There might be people who do”
19%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
0%
“We know about current events and vote”
42%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
58%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
4%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
42%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
15%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
85%
“I feel extremely safe”
36%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
56%
“We bought the gear”
8%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
8%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
31%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
62%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
31%
“They keep regular office hours”
69%
“They”re always available”
96%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
4%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
4%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
42%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
46%
“We only party on weekends”
8%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
8%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
69%
“There might be people who do”
19%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Hollins University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    70 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    47 Students rated off-campus housing 2.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    72 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 4 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    72 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    73 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 74 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    73 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    74 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    74 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Hollins University?

32 Students rated Hollins University

Kori - 08/26/2022

I love Hollins. The campus is stunning, the professors are often available, and the classes are usually riveting. Very small, but overall a good experience if you don't want Greek life or conservative politics. Sometimes the gossip is overwhelming, but most people are willing to help their peers and make it a safe space for others.

Deonna - 04/09/2022

Hollins University. This school sold me a dream. People around campus call it a catfish because that is what it is. I am an African American first generation from out of state and I have never felt more alone in my life. There isn't much of a social life here at Hollins and there have been multiple occasions where I have felt I could die and no one would notice. To make matters worse, they don't have enough janitors and there is always hair in the showers. If they would use that money donated to hire more cleaning staff and fix the roofs that would be great. Hollins has been a home for some and a lot of LGBT but there is racism against her and some professors are passive-aggressive and insensitive. Yes, you can reach out to just about anyone by email and expect a response but with such a small campus, there is no privacy and trust in one academic person. my friend had a miscarriage and she truster her academic advisor with this information and all of her teachers found out. Just overall students, black students, first generations, please, and I beg do your research. Read the environment, look at the social life and notice not everyone is happy and alot of people transfer out for a reason.

Amanda - 08/21/2020

Hollins is a private university, so at a glance it's really expensive, but the financial aid they offer makes up for that, for sure. Living on campus is mandatory for undergrads, which I'm not really the world's biggest fan of, but it does make life much more convenient. Only a few of the residence halls have air conditioning, but they all have heating, and it never gets too unbearable. Their COVID-19 response was much better than most of the student body anticipated, with an option for any student, no questions asked, to remain at home and complete their courses online for the fall semester, and on campus, the dining options have been revisited in order to give students the option to take meals to their rooms as necessary. The dining hall options aren't always the best, but if you don't like what's for dinner, you can always go to the HUB, which has things like burgers, chicken, salads, etc available during it's open hours. The professors are all very caring, and because class sizes are small, professors keep regular office hours and are generally just very easy to get ahold of when you need them.

Nya

I don't go to Hollin's just yet, but I think that this is my school.

Hollins University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Hollins University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Hollins University is 59%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Choose an enviroment where you will be able to be yourself creatively and mentally fullfilling. Most people only have one chance to attend a university. Make it count.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Not enough financial aid to go around, and the schooling costs were $40,000 before books. The school had a limited number of classes available and it was often difficult to get a schedual that allowed time for a part time job.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Energetic, always had an input, and interested in the classes they wree taking.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is the community. I love the people here. Almost everyone is super accepting and loveable. That's what I needed when I left home. And the people here have helped me accept who I truely am.

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I would have known about the loans I would be receiving. I was informed that I would have a full scholarship but they failed to mention the loans involved in that "scholarship".

    Read all  13 answers
  7. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about the small classes! I am not just a number here. All of my professors know me by name and there are professors here who invite you to their houses or eat out with their classes. There is also the BEAUTIFUL campus. I love fall here in the Roanoke Valley because the leaves are breathtaking. There is a creek nearby and the mountains in sight. Its so easy to pick up your friends and go for a hike and take pictures here. Its always maintained and kept clean too.

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  8. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Women who are going places start at Hollins.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    For their creative writing program.

    Read all  11 answers
  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person who is very open to being surrounded by people from many different places and many different backgrounds. Someone who is willing to deal with the slightly whacky traditions that can be found here. Someone who is creative and open to new experiences.

    Read all  8 answers
  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Very conservative. not open minded

    Read all  6 answers
  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Hollins offers horse riding programs on campus, and campus is like its own neighborhood.Everyone who attends Hollins, loves Hollins.

    Read all  5 answers
  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Lack of diversity, lack of social activities

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

100%

female

N/A

male

664

Total Undergrad Enrollment

173

Total Grad Students

53%

Out-Of-State

45%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

30

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

71%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
12%
% Hispanic/Latino
7%
% White or Caucasian
65%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Hollins University receive some sort of financial aid. 43% were awarded federal grants. While 72% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$36,835

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$600

Books and Supplies

$12,800

Room and Board

50,235

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$15,575
$30 - $48K
$16,524
$48 - $75K
$18,722
$75 - $110K
$22,014
$110K & UP
$22,923

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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