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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 Sitewww.hnu.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students526
   Women340 (64.6%)
   Men186 (35.4%)
Graduate Students340

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate49% of 972 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.23
SAT Math463 average
420-500 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading447 average
400-490 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing441 average
ACT Composite18 average
16-20 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$56,092
Tuition and Fees
$38,188
Room and Board
$12,808
Average Percent of Need Met28%
Average Freshman Award$18,950
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$10,500

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Oakland Population400,740
Nearest Metropolitan AreaSan Francisco
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 66% of freshmen, 51% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II
MascotHawks
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

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 Students3.8% from 15 countries
First-Year Students Returning75.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
31.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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