Hollins University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Hollins College
Hollins College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Hollins University Admissions Overview:

Six out of every ten applicants who apply to Hollins University are admitted each year; the school is selective, and applicants with strong grades and test scores are more likely to get in. In addition to an application and SAT/ACT scores, interested students will need to submit letters of recommendation and a high school transcript. For more information, be sure to visit the school's website, or contact the admissions office with any questions.

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Admissions Data (2015):

Hollins University Description:

Hollins University is a private liberal arts college for women. The university's attractive 475-acre campus is located in Roanoke, Virginia, just twenty minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Over half of Hollins students participate in an international learning experience, and 80% do an internship for credit. With a 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio and most classes numbering fewer than 20 students, Hollins prides itself on the interaction between students and faculty.

Hollins' most popular major is English and Creative Writing, and the school's strengths in the liberal arts earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 802 (639 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 100% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Room and Board: $12,800
  • Other Expenses: $2,200
  • Total Cost: $52,435

Hollins University Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 77%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $31,150
    • Loans: $7,750

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 55%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 57%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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    Hollins University Mission Statement:

    read the complete mission statement at http://www.hollins.edu/about/history_mission.shtml

    "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."