C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
Holy Names University
Oakland, CA
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.
Web Site
Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 526
   Women 340 (64.6%)
   Men 186 (35.4%)
Graduate Students 340
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 49% of 972 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.23
SAT Math 463 average
420-500 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 447 average
400-490 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 18 average
16-20 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 $54,467
  Tuition and Fees $37,074
  Room and Board $12,434
Average Percent of Need Met 28%
Average Freshman Award $18,950
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W   -   2
Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 47
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
Oakland Population 400,740
Nearest Metropolitan Area San Francisco
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 63% of freshmen, 51% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Hawks
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.5% Asian
21.3% Black/African-American
43.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
17.4% White
2.6% Unknown
International Students 3.8% from 15 countries
First-Year Students Returning 75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 31.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported