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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational No, women only
Undergraduate Students 654
   Women 653 (99.8%)
   Men 1 (0.2%)
Graduate Students 173
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 60% of 2,901 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.70
SAT Math 525 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 575 average
530-643 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $52,435
  Tuition and Fees $36,835
  Room and Board $12,800
Average Percent of Need Met 85%
Average Freshman Award $36,183
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 68
Regular Class Size 2-9 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 Population 97,469
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 82% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA 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 Students 4.7% from 21 countries
First-Year Students Returning 68.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 50.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 47%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 29.0%