Hollins University

Hollins University

Roanoke, VA, USA

Founded in 1842, Hollins University is a 4-year liberal arts university for women and the first all-female institution chartered in Virginia. Hollins confers undergraduate degrees in 28 fields of study and all undergraduate programs are open only to women while men are eligible to take Hollins classes at the graduate level. Hollins was one of the first colleges in the US to create a study abroad program and now hosts them in many countries, including in London and Paris, and a service learning project in Lucea, Jamaica. For recreation, the Hollins outdoor program sponsors hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing excursions. Once every year, Hollins cancels classes for the annual campus Tinker Day celebration and all students hike up nearby Tinker Mountain in costume for a picnic lunch and social gathering. 


Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Women’s College

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

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ACT is not checked
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Important Deadlines

Application TypeApplication DeadlineReply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted.November 1May 1
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier.November 15May 1
Fall Regular DecisionFebruary 1June 1

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
Submitting ACT
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 27
Average SAT Composite: 1200


Key Academic Stats

Total Number of Students
Total Number of Undergrads
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

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Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
20-39 Students
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
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In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
Books and Supplies

Aid & Grants

Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Organizations
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups is not checked
On Campus Women's Center
On Campus Women's Center is checked


Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman


School Colors
green and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
24-HR security patrol is checked
Campus emergency phones
Campus emergency phones is checked

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
University Of Richmond
6 mos. after graduation
Average Salary
6 years after graduation

What Students Are Saying

It's a very vibrant campus and community- so much so that people will be disappointed if you don't find an EC to occupy your time. The classes are small and professors are available to students for discussions and conversations.
Murryn from Gibsonville, NC
Hollins is an amazing, all woman's private college that brings out all of the intellectually strong, and talented qualities of every woman that attends the school. The campus is very diverse, which makes it more easy for minorities to be comfortable in their social environment. Overall, Hollins is an amazing school that guides bright, young women to becoming successful in the real world.
Jamila from Roanoke, VA
Hollins has top-notch class schedules, professors, and students. The professors really care about their students' education and will often check in if you are struggling in some way. The community is very tight-knit and accepting of new people.
Kyri from Estes Park, CO
Women who are going places start at Hollins University. After only a few weeks on campus, I know that this is completely true.
Maya from Knoxville, TN
Hollins is a welcoming environment. The students are far from typical, and there is a niche for everyone here. Hollins has great resources for both academics and social life, as well as life after college.
Grace from Hollins
Hollins is the perfect university for students who admire one-on-one interaction with their peers and professors. Hollins is full of loving, caring and supportive administration, students, staff, and etc. I highly recommend Hollins to students who really want to focus on their education and be a part of an amazing community.
Josepha from Roanoke, VA
Hollins is a place for students who want the opportunity and support to get a head start on their career. Hollins is a place where you can try a myriad of new things. It's a place where you'll be encouraged to be unique and make a difference.
Rory from Roanoke, VA
Hollins University is dedicated to enriching young women and preparing them to be the best they can possibly be in their desired field. Through private education, women are challenged to become successful in the world of men.
Bryanne from Bellflower, CA
The campus is quite picturesque. Staff is always willing to lend a helping hand. Students are never bored.
Rachel from Toano, VA

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