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.

Website: www.hnu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
591
Undergraduate
Students
(63.6%) 376 Women
(36.4%) 215 Men
293
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
53% of 2,713 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
17-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$57,663
Tuition and Fees
$39,316
Room and Board
$13,190
Average Percent of Need Met
28%
Average Freshman Award
$18,950
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$10,500
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
51
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
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Campus Life

Oakland Population
400,740
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Francisco
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
51% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Hawks
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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%
First-Year Students Returning
82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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 1 2
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies    
History 1 2
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
3500 Mountain Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Oakland, CA 94619-1699
Phone
(510) 436-1351
Fax
(510) 436-1325
E-mail
admission@hnu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$20
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
Available

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


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
53% of 2,713 applicants were admitted
Women
56% of 1,808 applicants were admitted
Men
46% of 905 applicants were admitted
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
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
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
Not reported
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$57,663
Tuition and Fees
$39,316
Room and Board
$13,190
Books and Supplies
$1,917
Other Expenses
$3,240
Payment Plans
Installment 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 March 2
Final deadline June 30
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001183
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

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

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$10,500
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
27.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
91.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
97
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
11
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Number of Awards
10
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, International Students, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
35
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,699
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration
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
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

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
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 75% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 25% 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
178,906
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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Oakland Population
400,740
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Francisco
Campus Size
60 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
51% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
49%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

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
Other
24-hour security main gate

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field     x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field    
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
591
Women
376 (63.6%)
Men
215 (36.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
543
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
All Graduate Students
293

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
Not reported

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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