Hollins is an independent liberal arts university dedicated to academic excellence and humane values. Hollins University offers undergraduate liberal arts education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. The Hollins curriculum and cocurricular programs prepare students for lives of active learning, fulfilling work, personal growth, achievement, and service to society.
|County||Roanoke County, VA|
|Title IV Eligible||Participat|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts|
|Institution Level||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Private not-for-profit|
|Instructional Staff Total|
(research/public service staff included)
|94 staff||115 staff|
|Total Enrollment||794 students||1,633 students|
|# Full-Time Students||650 students||1,434 students|
|# Part-Time Students||144 students||137 students|
|# Undergraduate Students||613 students||1,507 students|
|# Graduate Students||181 students||129 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-||1%|
|% Two or more races||1%||2%|
|Finances and Admission|
|In-State Tuition Fees|
|Out-State Tuition Fees|
|SAT Reading (25-75%)||500-650||450-570|
|SAT Math (25-75%)||460-590||460-573|
|ACT Composite (25-75%)||21-27||20-25|
- The Hollins community sustains talented students engaged in challenging study, and productive scholars and artists devoted to teaching and to the advancement of knowledge. Experiential learning, study abroad, and internships enhance the academic program. The hallmarks of a Hollins education are creativity and effective self-expression, problem solving and critical thinking skills, and independent inquiry and the free exchange of ideas. Our university motto, Levavi Oculos, calls us to leadership and service in accord with the Hollins values and traditions.
- Hollins offers engaging academic programs in 29 majors, superior teaching, and extensive study abroad, leadership, internship, and service opportunities. Currently Hollins offers graduate programs in creative writing (M.F.A.), liberal studies, children’s literature, teaching, and screenwriting and film studies.
- Hollins was named one of “America’s 25 hot schools” in the 2005 Kaplan/Newsweek How to Get Into College Guide. Hollins received an academic rating of four out of a possible four stars in the 2005 edition of The Princeton Review’s The Best 357 Colleges
- Cooperative learning. Shared success. Timeless traditions. The fabric of life at Hollins has many threads, yet the pattern is harmonious. People respect and appreciate each other here -- and care, too. It's not an atmosphere that is created consciously. It's as spontaneous as a late-night trip to Walmart in pajamas; or painting messages on The Rock, Hollins' version of a message board; or dying your hair with multicolors on a bet. Everyday life at Hollins can be a bit zany. But we like to think of it as just another expression of our unique creativity.
- Hollins University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the degrees of bachelor of arts, master of arts, master of fine arts, and certificate of advanced studies. Hollins is on the approved list of the American Association of University Women.