Hollins University

7916 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, United States
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Overview of Hollins University

About this school

Hollins, founded in 1842, is a private, liberal arts university for women. Its 475-acre campus is located in the Roanoke Valley. The campus Quadrangle, which includes examples of Classical Revival architecture, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:645
    • Men:5 (0.8%)
    • Women:640 (99.2%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Hollins University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
May 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
7916 Williamson Road|PO Box 9708
City, State, Zip
Roanoke, VA  24020
Phone
(540) 362-6401
Fax
(540) 362-6218
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
November 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
December 1

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
48% of 2,842 applicants were admitted
Women
48% of 2,842 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
158 (11%) of 1,375 admitted students enrolled
Women
158 (11%) of 1,375 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.81
375 And Above
51%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
560 average |530-615 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
27%
• Score 500 - 600
61%
• Score 400 - 500
8%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
630 average |580-680 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
16%
• Score 600 - 700
54%
• Score 500 - 600
28%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |23-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
16%
• Score 24 - 29
50%
• Score 18 - 23
31%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $39,035 (70.51756842200344%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,520 (24.424171258242254%)
  • Other Expences: - $600 (1.0839129256616384%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,200 (3.9743473940926743%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Hollins University accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 8
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003715
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
144 (92.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
125 (86.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
125 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
31 (24.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$36,595
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 125 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $33,368
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 91 (72.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,300
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 125 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
30 (19.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $32,288

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
536 (86.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
497 (92.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
497 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
118 (23.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$36,843
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 497 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,377
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 368 (74.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,759
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 497 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
120 (19.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $29,506

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,211
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,500

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


70

Part-Time Faculty


28

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


70%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 39% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 50% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 9% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 63% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
420,738

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
102
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Hollins University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


77.7%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


57.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


62.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


62.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (27)


  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


English, Visual and performing arts, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (14)


  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Dance
  • Education--General
  • English
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Humanities
  • Illustration
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Music
  • Social Sciences
  • Theater
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


97,469

Nearest Metropolitan Area


475 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
25 average low in January, 82.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
4 mile(s) from campus in Roanoke
Nearest Bus Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Roanoke
Nearest Train Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Lynchburg

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


87% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


13%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
-
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Hollins University offers choral groups, drama theatre, hollins activity board, black student alliance, hollins repertory dance club, arts association, voices for unity

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Undergrad women only

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


632

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
645
Women
640
Men
5

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.4% Asian
  • 12.4% Black/African-American
  • 5.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 69.4% White
  • 2.9% Unknown

International Students


5.1% from 14 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


145

Student Resources

Study resources