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.

Website: www.hollins.edu/

Private
676
Undergraduate
Students
(99.6%) 673 Women
(0.4%) 3 Men
130
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
48% of 2,842 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.73
SAT Math
530-615 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
630 average
580-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$56,940
Tuition and Fees
$40,010
Room and Board
$13,930
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Freshman Award
$37,586
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,408
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
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
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Campus Life

Roanoke Population
97,469
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
87% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.3% Asian
10.9% Black/African-American
8.0% Hispanic/Latino
7.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.6% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students
6.5% from 16 countries
First-Year Students Returning
78.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
47%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required May 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
7916 Williamson Road
PO Box 9708
City, State, Zip
Roanoke, VA 24020
Phone
(540) 362-6401
Fax
(540) 362-6218
E-mail
huadm@hollins.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
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
Not reported
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
48% of 2,842 applicants were admitted
Women
48% of 2,842 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
158 (11%) of 1,375 admitted students enrolled
Women
202 (15%) of 1,375 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
100% of 5 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
58% of 1,215 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.73
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
530-615 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
27%
Score of 500 - 600
61%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
630 average
580-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
16%
Score of 600 - 700
54%
Score of 500 - 600
28%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 23%
Top quarter: 55%
Top half: 82%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
0%
Student Government Officer
0%

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$56,940
Tuition and Fees
$40,010
Room and Board
$13,930
Books and Supplies
$800
Other Expenses
$2,200
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003715
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
172 (92.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
153 (86.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
153 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
45 (24.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$37,586
Need-Based Gift
Received by 153 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $34,973
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 105 (72.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,520
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 153 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
46 (19.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $35,233

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
555 (86.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
509 (91.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
509 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
123 (23.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$37,488
Need-Based Gift
Received by 509 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $33,408
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 378 (74.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,854
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 509 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
149 (19.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $31,221

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,408
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,500
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • 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
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Visual and performing arts, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, English
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
420,738
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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Roanoke Population
97,469
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
475 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
87% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x      
Cross-Country Running x      
Equestrian Sports x      
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x      
Swimming And Diving x      
Tennis x      
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball    
Cross-Country Running    
Equestrian Sports    
Lacrosse    
Soccer    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, hollins activity board, black student alliance, hollins repertory dance club, arts association, voices for unity
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Undergrad women only
All Undergraduates
676
Women
673 (99.6%)
Men
3 (0.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
666
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.3% Asian
10.9% Black/African-American
8.0% Hispanic/Latino
7.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.6% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students.
6.5% from 16 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
130

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
78.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
55.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
62.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
47%
Average Starting Salary
47%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Law 4%
Arts and Sciences 16%
Medicine 2%

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