Holy Names University: Ranking & Review

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Oakland Rank United States Rank World Rank
2 455 1570
Top 10%

Holy Names University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate53%46%56%
Enrolled undergraduates17767110
Enrolled total (including graduate students)884278606

14 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $20. Application fee for graduates - $65.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores144
Percent of students submitting SAT scores81%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores54
Percent of students submitting ACT scores31%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Holy Names University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $56,226 $56,226
Off-campus $59,240 $59,240
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $12,808 and other expenses per full academic year.

Holy Names University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 440 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $37,672 $37,672
Fees for full-time undergraduates $516 $516
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,292 $1,292
Tuition for Full-time graduates $18,054 $18,054
Fees for full-time graduates $516 $516
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,003 $1,003

Programs and Degrees

Health Professions and Related Programs 26 51 77
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 39 15 54
Psychology 26 19 45
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 27 27
Education 26 26
Social Sciences 18 18
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 17 17
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11 11
English Language and Literature & Letters 2 5 7
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 5 5
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2 1 3
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2 2
Visual and Performing Arts 1 1
History 1 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Grand Total176118294

A total of 176 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Holy Names University.

At the master's level 118 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate43%33%49%
  • Full-time retention rate - 82%
  • Part-time retention rate - 0%

General info

Alternative namesHoly Names College
MottoHonor. Nobilitas. Virtus.
Honor, Nobility, Virtue.
Religious affiliationRoman Catholic
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff201
Instructional FTE69
Research FTE2
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitehnu.edu
Address3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, California, 94619-1699
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population250,000 - 500,000
Fax+1 (510) 436 1199

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