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Rank Ranking
#3263 of 14,131 In the World
#955 of 2,597 In North America
#886 of 2,496 In the United States
#27 of 63 In Virginia
#1 of 2 In Roanoke
#1068 of 1,072 For Performing arts
#2415 of 2,700 For Art & Design

Quick Review

Gender
All female
Acceptance rate
81%
Average SAT
1155
Average ACT
25
Avg. cost to attend
$19,315 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
687
Graduates
108
Male:Female Ratio
4:96
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate
Website
hollins.edu

Hollins University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 81% 81%
Applicants 3,056 3,056
Admissions 2,469 2,469
Freshmen enrolled full time 203 203

459 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

245 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
155 or 76%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1050
or below

75% of them
had 1260
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Hollins University are 1050-1260 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
70 or 35%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Hollins University are 21-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 487 (61%)
Black or African American 85 (11%)
Nonresident Alien 67 (8%)
Two or more races 57 (7%)
Hispanic 57 (7%)
Asian 19 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 18 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 4 (0.5%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$19,315/year
Average aid awarded
$37,218
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $14,772
$30-48K $16,657
$48-75K $21,520
$75-110K $22,581
$110K+ $24,375

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $39,360$17,050
Tuition in-state $39,360$17,050
Tuition out-of-state $39,360$17,050
Fee in-district $750$955
Fee in-state $750$955
Fee out-of-state $750$955

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 667
Combined charge for room and board $14,300
Room charge $8,680
Meal charge $5,620

Hollins University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
English Language and Literature, General 27
Dance, General 3 17
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 16
Business & Commerce, General 16
Psychology, General 14
Creative Writing 4 10
Playwriting and Screenwriting 14
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 12
Political Science and Government, General 9
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 9
International Relations and Affairs 7
Film & Cinema & Media Studies 6
History, General 6
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 5
Fine & Studio Arts, General 5
Spanish Language and Literature 5
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 5
Social Sciences, General 5
English Language and Literature & Letters, Other 5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4
Mathematics, General 4
Women's Studies 3
Music, General 3
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1 1
Environmental Science 2
French Language and Literature 2
Environmental Studies 2
Chemistry, General 2
Philosophy 2
Organizational Leadership 2
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 1
Grand Total 162 67
Total Women
Graduation rate 62% 62%
  • Full-time retention rate - 82%

Publications & Citations

Publications
424
Citations
6,455

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
185 / 1,308
Psychology
102 / 2,164
Medicine
59 / 1,482
Art & Design
57 / 251
Computer Science
56 / 815
History
48 / 18
Sociology
42 / 303
Biology
38 / 2,394
Social Psychology
33 / 647
Business
27 / 422
Cognitive Science
25 / 175
Child Psychology
25 / 648
Economics
24 / 169
Literature
22 / 51
Political Science
22 / 293
Mathematics
22 / 263
Environmental Science
20 / 324
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
20 / 119
Audiology
18 / 235
Library and Information science
18 / 8
Classics and Ancient History
18 / 31
Philosophy
17 / 44
Art History
15 / 15
Gender Studies
14 / 196
Physics
14 / 296
Media Studies
14 / 15
Creative Writing
13 / 50
Engineering
13 / 221
Political Economy
12 / 15
Chemistry
12 / 496
Math Teachers
11 / 24
Law
11 / 183
Fashion Design
11 / 2
Animal Science
10 / 371
Clinical Psychology
10 / 397
Demography
10 / 176
Performing arts
9 / 0
Education Majors
8 / 19
Ecology
8 / 282
Sexology
8 / 61

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 64
1992 6 86
1993 10 61
1994 5 94
1995 7 103
1996 6 87
1997 4 75
1998 6 94
1999 2 95
2000 2 100
2001 3 113
2002 7 108
2003 2 109
2004 1 175
2005 8 100
2006 6 139
2007 15 131
2008 10 194
2009 6 219
2010 13 247
2011 20 247
2012 21 198
2013 16 275
2014 19 284
2015 10 254
2016 13 295
2017 11 260
2018 14 253
2019 9 254
2020 14 302
2021 14 296

Hollins University alumni

  1. Annie Dillard

    Annie Dillard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in Hollins University
    In 1968 graduated with Master of Arts in English literature
    Occupations
    poetnovelistwriteruniversity teacheressayist
    Biography

    Annie Dillard is an American author, best known for her narrative prose in both fiction and non-fiction. She has published works of poetry, essays, prose, and literary criticism, as well as two novels and one memoir. Her 1974 work Pilgrim at Tinker Creek won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. From 1980, Dillard taught for 21 years in the English department of Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut.

  2. Lottie Moon

    Lottie Moon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1840-1912 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    missionary
    Biography

    Charlotte Digges "Lottie" Moon was a Southern Baptist missionary to China with the Foreign Mission Board who spent nearly 40 years (1873–1912) living and working in China. As a teacher and evangelist she laid a foundation for traditionally solid support for missions among Southern Baptists, especially through its Woman's Missionary Union.

  3. Dorothy Dix

    Dorothy Dix
    Years
    1861-1951 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    journalistwriter
    Biography

    Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer, widely known by the pen name Dorothy Dix, was an American journalist and columnist. As the forerunner of today's popular advice columnists, Dix was America's highest paid and most widely read female journalist at the time of her death. Her advice on marriage was syndicated in newspapers around the world. With an estimated audience of 60 million readers, she became a popular and recognized figure on her travels abroad. In addition to her journalistic work, she joined in the campaign for woman suffrage and the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

  4. Ann Compton

    Ann Compton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    reporterjournalist
    Biography

    Ann Compton is an American former news reporter and White House correspondent for ABC News Radio.

General info

Alternative names Hollins College
Founded 1842
Motto Levavi Oculos
Lift thine eyes
Colors green, gold
Academic Calendar September to May (September - December; January, February-May)
Total FTE staff 275
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 7916 Williamson Rd NW
Roanoke, Virginia, 24020
United States
City population 98,000
Phone 5403626000
Fax +1 (540) 362 6642

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