Holy Names University

3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, United States
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Overview of Holy Names University

About this school

Holy Names College is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. It was founded as a girls' school in 1868, began granting bachelor's degrees in 1926, and adopted coeducation in 1971. Its 60-acre campus overlooks Oakland and San Francisco Bay.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:591
    • Men:215 (36.4%)
    • Women:376 (63.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Holy Names 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
1
2
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
-
-
History
1
2
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
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: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
3500 Mountain Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Oakland, CA  94619-1699
Phone
(510) 436-1351
Fax
(510) 436-1325
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
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
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

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
Minimum 1 recommendation required for freshmen
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
53% of 2,713 applicants were admitted
Women
56% of 1,808 applicants were admitted
Men
46% of 905 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
212 (15%) of 1,426 admitted students enrolled
Women
130 (13%) of 1,011 admitted students enrolled
Men
82 (20%) of 415 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
11%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
25%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
17-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $39,316 (74.87906144059727%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,190 (25.120938559402735%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Holy Names University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2 | Final deadline June 30
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001183
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
72 (86.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
70 (97.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
62 (88.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
9 (14.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
28%
Average Award
$18,950
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 62 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,491
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 54 (87.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,233
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 9 (14.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
24 (28.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,821

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
373 (87.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
247 (66.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
174 (70.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
58 (33.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
43%
Average Award
$15,554
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 156 (89.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,258
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 150 (86.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,225
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 41 (23.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
77 (18.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,557

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$10,500
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
27.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
91.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, International Students, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,699

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


51

Part-Time Faculty


118

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


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 31% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 22% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 75% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
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
178,906

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
92
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Holy Names University provides visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


82.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (27)


  • Accounting
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Nursing Science
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology

Online Degrees


Business administration

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Music, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (22)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Psychology
  • Energy Management and Policy
  • English as a Second Language
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Religion
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Urban Education
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


400,740

Nearest Metropolitan Area


60 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


San Francisco

Weather


Temperature
45.8 average low in January, 68.7 average high in September
Rain
68 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
5 mile(s) from campus in Oakland
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Oakland
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Oakland

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


51% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


49%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Hawks
School Colors
Red, white, and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Holy Names University offers choral groups, drama theatre, drama club, latinos unidos, black student union, biology club, hiking club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


543

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
591
Women
376
Men
215

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 8.9% Asian
  • 19.1% Black/African-American
  • 44.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 1.9% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 18.7% White
  • 3.3% Unknown

International Students


3.4%

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


293

Student Resources

Study resources