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Hollins University

Roanoke, VA

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 TypePrivate
CoeducationalNo, women only
Undergraduate Students654
   Women653 (99.8%)
   Men1 (0.2%)
Graduate Students173


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate60% of 2,901 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.70
SAT Math525 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading575 average
530-643 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing555 average
490-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$52,435
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met85%
Average Freshman Award$36,183
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar System4-1-4
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 44% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 9% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes


Roanoke Population97,469
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 82% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
12.5% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
5.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.9% White
3.7% Unknown
International Students4.7% from 21 countries
First-Year Students Returning68.9%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Average 3.32 3.75 520 525 26
Low 2.80 3.00 510 490 20
High 3.56 4.45 530 560 31
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Hollins students have a tradition of climbing nearby Tinker Mountain together.

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