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Hollins University

Roanoke, VA

At A Glance

Main Address

7916 Williamson Road

Roanoke, VA 24020-2000

https://www.hollins.edu/

Admission Office

PO Box 9707

8060 Quadrangle Lane

Roanoke, VA 24020-1707

(540) 362-6401

Fax : (540) 362-6218

huadm@hollins.edu

Contact : Ashley Browning

Vice President for Enrollment Management

Type of School

Small

Private

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

All Women

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 5294

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 66.0%

Total undergraduates : 668

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 185

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 86.0%

Average financial aid package : $38,985.00

In-State Tuition : $40,110.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $40,110.00

School Calendar

4-1-4

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Nov 1

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : Feb 1

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 2 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : --

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : Nov 15

College will notify student of early action admission by : Dec 1

Early decision application due : Nov 1

College will notify student of early decision by : Nov 15

Other early decision deadline : --

College will notify student of other early decision by : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jul 1

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Feb 15

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : Feb 1

Transfer student must reply : May 1

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : Jul 31

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : May 1

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : May 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : 4-1-4

Student-faculty ratio : 9 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 66.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 75.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Visual and Performing Arts : 19.0%
English : 14.0%
Social Sciences : 11.0%
Biology : 10.0%
Business/Marketing : 8.0%
Psychology : 8.0%
Foreign Languages and Literature : 6.0%
Communications/Journalism : 5.0%
Environmental Science : 5.0%
History : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Women's Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business/Commerce, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Education
Education, General M

English Language, Literature & Letters
Children's and Adolescent Literature M
Creative Writing B M
English Language and Literature, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B
French Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Community Health and Preventive Medicine B

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies M

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Social Sciences
Economics, General B
International Relations and Affairs B
Political Science and Government, General B
Social Sciences, General M
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B
Dance, General B M
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B M
Film/Cinema/Media Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B
Music, General B
Playwriting and Screenwriting M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Honors Program

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Washington Semester

Computer Services

86 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Computer repair service available on campus

Student web hosting available

Where Graduates Go

Within one year of receiving their bachelor’s degree:

Law : 1.0%

Medical : 5.0%

Other : 11.0%

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : EEG and biofeedback equipment, chromatography research facility, spectrophotometry research facility, electrochemistry research facility, Eleanor D. Wilson museum

Geographic Location : 175 miles from Richmond, 250 miles from Washington, DC.

Small City

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 668

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 185

Degree-seeking undergrads : 666

Graduate enrollment : 130

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 53.0%

Out of state students : 47.0%

Part Time students : 1.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 7.0%

Black African American : 9.0%

Asian : 2.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 8.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 1.0%

White : 62.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 10.0%

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 95.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 83.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Women's Housing

Theme Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $400.00

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

NCAA Division III

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

N

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Basketball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III

Cross-Country

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III

Equestrian

Women's Intercollegiate

Golf

Women's NCAA Division III

Lacrosse

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III

Soccer

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III

Swimming

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III

Tennis

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III

Track and Field

Women's Intercollegiate

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III

Other Sports : wilderness adventure (W)


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 3,244

Admitted : 2,311

Enrolled : 185

Somewhat selective 71.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : 11

Admitted early admission : 10

Applied early action : 1,463

Admitted early action : 1,148

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive, Early decision



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Application Essay

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Considered

Alumni Relation

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

School achievement record, school recommendation, and test scores very important. Essay, talent/ability important. Interview, class rank, character, alumnae relation, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, work experience considered.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 29.0%

Top Quarter : 56.0%

Top Half : 86.0%

Bottom Half : 14.0%

Bottom Quarter : 2.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 18.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 14.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 11.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 8.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 13.0%

600 - 699 : 40.0%

500 - 599 : 40.0%

400 - 499 : 7.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 7.0%

600 - 699 : 31.0%

500 - 599 : 47.0%

400 - 499 : 15.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 26.0%

24 - 29 : 43.0%

18 - 23 : 30.0%

12 - 17 : 1.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 7.0%

24 - 29 : 50.0%

18 - 23 : 24.0%

12 - 17 : 19.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 38.0%

24 - 29 : 25.0%

18 - 23 : 28.0%

12 - 17 : 9.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Students must receive a score of 4 or 5 on the following AP examinations in order to receive credit at Hollins University

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

4

0

Math

3

0

Science

3

0

Social Studies

3

0

Foreign Language

0

3

Science Lab

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 84.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 25.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

510 - 630

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

560 - 670

ACT Composite

22 - 30


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

4

--

--

All

3-D Art and Design

4

--

--

All

Art History

4

--

--

All

Biology

4

--

--

All

Calculus AB

4

--

--

All

Calculus BC

4

--

--

All

Chemistry

4

4

--

Other

Chinese Language and Culture

4

--

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

4

--

--

All

Computer Science A

4

--

--

All

Computer Science Principles

4

--

--

All

Drawing

4

--

--

All

English Language and Composition

4

--

--

All

English Literature and Composition

4

--

--

All

Environmental Science

4

--

--

All

European History

4

--

--

All

French Language and Culture

4

--

--

All

German Language and Culture

4

--

--

All

Human Geography

4

--

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

4

--

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

4

--

--

All

Latin

4

--

--

All

Macroeconomics

4

--

--

All

Microeconomics

4

--

--

All

Music Theory

4

--

--

All

Physics 1

4

4

--

Physics

Physics 2

4

4

--

Physics

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

--

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

--

--

All

Psychology

4

4

PSY 141

Other

Research

4

--

--

All

Seminar

4

--

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

4

--

--

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

4

--

--

All

Statistics

4

--

--

All

United States Government and Politics

4

--

--

All

United States History

4

--

--

All

World History: Modern

4

--

--

All

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 84.0%

% of loans / jobs : 16.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 81.0%

% Judged to have need : 92.0%

% that were offered aid : 92.0%

% that had need fully met : 24.0%

% of need met : 86.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $38,985.00

Avg non need-based aid : $40,131.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $32,963.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,378.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $33,691.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Feb 15

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Mary Jean Sullivan

Financial aid office phone : (540) 362-6332

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,233.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Leadership

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

External finance company

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$40,110.00

$40,110.00

$40,110.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$40,110.00

$40,110.00

$40,110.00

Room and board:

$14,300.00

$13,070.00

--

Books and supplies:

$800.00

$800.00

$800.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,200.00

--

$3,432.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,000.00

$600.00

$600.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$57,410.00

$54,580.00

$44,942.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$57,410.00

$54,580.00

$44,942.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.5

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 64

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 40

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 47

Transfers admitted percentage: 53.0%

Transfers admitted: 25

Transfers enrolled percentage: 38.0%

Transfers enrolled: 18

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 50.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 50.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Special Requirements

Two year residency requirement.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $40,110.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $14,300.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $13,070.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,233.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $3,019,917.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 69

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Foreign Student Financial Aid Application

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 101

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 80

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser