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HOLLINS UNIVERSITY, ROANOKE, VIRGINIA

Roanoke, VirginiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1842Established Year
  790Enrollment

Hollins University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Established in 1842, Hollins University is a private institution set in a suburban setting in Virginia, USA. With over 800 students enrolled, the university is a renowned institute of the US Education System that welcomes international aspirants from 40 states and 20 countries across the globe.

The institute offers around 14 majors and 30 minors at both undergraduate and graduate-level for its candidates in diverse areas of interest to promote a passion to learn, explore and create in its students. It prepares its candidates towards a path of success which is reflected in its high graduate employment rate of nearly 95% within one year of graduation.

Hollins University admissions are provided on a rolling basis and observe a regular decision application deadline of February 1. It also requires that all its candidates deposit an application fee of 40 USD while submitting their entries. The acceptance rate of the university is around 64% which makes it one of the moderately selective institutes for candidates aspiring to study in the USA.

Rankings

In 2020, U.S. News and World Report, ranked Hollins University, as follows,

  • #30 in Best Value School and #102 in National Liberal Arts Colleges.
  • The institute was also honored at #24 in the category of Top Performers on Social Mobility.
  • The university is reputed as #12 best women’s colleges in America by Niche Rankings 2020.

Highlights

University TypePrivate
Campus SettingSuburban
UG Application PortalCommon Application; Official website
Annual EndowmentUSD 182.2 million
Student Retention Rate69%
Work-Study ProgramYes
Mode of ProgramsFull time; Part-time; Online
Campus Housing Capacity688
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as Scholarships and Awards
Admission Helpdesk800-456-9595;
huadm@hollins.edu

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus

  • The university has a vast 475-acre campus situated in Roanoke, Virginia.
  • The regional airport is a 10-minute ride away, also Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail are at a 20-minute distance from the campus.
  • The university is home to over 30 student clubs and organizations.
  • There are 17 honour societies and organizations as well as the USA’s oldest liberal arts honors society, Phi Beta Kappa.
  • The university also has athletic associations with NCAA Division III.
  • Roanoke is a town full of art, history and culture along with scenic mountains and hills and thus offers endless options to explore.

Housing Facilities/ Residence

  • Hollins university provides on-campus alternatives for its students in the form of 10 residence halls and an apartment village.
  • The residence halls are namely, Carvin, East, French house, Randolph, Rath Haus, Rose hill, Sandusky, among others.
  • All housing is equipped with the basic facilities like Community bathroom (each floor), Full-length mirrors, Kitchenettes, Social and study areas, Twin sized bed and mattress, Ceiling light fixture and window blinds.
  • 89% of university students choose to live on-campus.

Courses

Hollins University offers a diverse variety of courses for international students which includes 29 undergraduate degrees, 14 majors and 30 minors. The institute also provides 11 graduate programs for men and women.

Students may pursue bachelor's in either B.A, B.A./B.F.A., B.S. in the 29 majors. The nationally acclaimed, liberal arts university provides graduation in M.A., M.F.A., etc. It also provides certifications (undergraduate and graduate both), pre-professional programs and other programs.

The most popular majors at the institute are as follows:

  1. Visual and Performing Arts
  2. Social Sciences
  3. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  4. English Language and Literature/Letters
  5. Psychology

Hollins University Application Process

How to Apply?

Application portal: Common application

Application fee: 40 USD

Application deadline: February 1.

Basic Admission requirements:

  • Official high school transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Statement of educational objectives
  • SAT/ACT or GMAT/GRE scores
  • Proof of English efficiency (TOEFL- 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (Internet-based)/IELTS-6.5 or above)
  • Certificate of financial ability to fund.
  • Copy of passport photo page.
  • Resume/CV

Hollins University Cost of Attendance

As a prospective candidate of the institute, you are highly encouraged to plan your expenses way in advance before enrolling at the university. To aid the same, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US is as follows:

Type of FeesCost (In USD)
Tuition & Fees39,360
Room and meals13,930
Student fees650
Books and Supplies600
Transportation2,000
Other Expenses Budget2,200

Scholarships/ Financial Aid

The institute offers need-based and merit-based scholarships for international students to study in the USA. The application is considered at the time of admission. Almost 80% of students receive some form of financial aid from the university. The average need-based scholarship offered by the institute is USD 32,377.

.There are four scholarships available to the candidates which are as detailed below.

  • Global Commitment Scholarship
    • It provides full-tuition.
    • Available for first-year full-time residential undergraduate international students.
    • Only the first time. No renewals.
  • #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship
    • Award amount is 15,000 USD
    • Should be a first-year international applicant and demonstrate an interest in intercultural learning and exchange.
    • Open to all academic majors.
  • International Friendship Award
    • With varying amounts as awards, this is a limited amount of funds available to international students.
  • The Secular Society Scholars
    • Full tuition covered. Requires a separate scholarship application.

Alumni Network

Hollins alumni have a number of events they can attend, like reunions, workshops, lunches, etc. Few notable alumni include Annie Dillard, an American Author. Natasha Trethewey, American poet. Margaret Wise Brown, American writer. Kiran Desai, Indian Author, etc.

There’s a career development segment for alumnae as well, which provide the following services,

  1. CAN network
  2. Handshake
  3. BigInterview
  4. LinkedIn
  5. Hire Hollins, etc.

Placements

The career center at Hollins University provides various career opportunities for their prospective students, current students and alumni. Events organized include Internships, Career connection conference, Career center programs (career fairs, etc.), Hollins career success stories, handshake for alumnae, etc.

The average median starting salary of a Hollins alumni is 38,500 USD.

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Hollins University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population981
FAFSA Code003715
Application Cost$40
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$38,400 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-80- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score120311101295 75%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing630580680-
Mathematics573530615-
ACT262328 37%

Hollins University Acceptance Rate

48.4%

Acceptance Rate

2842

Total Applicants

981

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

6.9%

Male

93.1%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program48.4%
Total Applicants1394
Total Enrolled674
Graduate
Graduate Programs48.3%
Total Applicants635
Total Enrolled307

Hollins University Enrollment

Enrollment
Hollins University Enrollment981
Undergraduate Enrollment674
Graduate Enrollment307
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate45.7%

Attendance Cost

$38,400

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$38,400 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$600 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$13,120 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,200 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$11,940 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$600 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,145 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,375 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
1947127267517
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    Shopping Mall

    Market Square North1.68 Km
    Market Square North Shopping Center1.77 Km
    Spirit of Life Plaza5.58 Km
    Botetourt Plaza6.06 Km
    Valley View Mall6.1 Km
    Sunglass Hut at Macy's6.13 Km
    Plaza 117 Shopping Center6.48 Km
    City Line Square Shopping Center7.16 Km
    Daleville Town Center- Custom Homes7.22 Km
    Dollar general7.71 Km
    Roanoke Antique Mall7.71 Km
    Orange Plaza Shopping Center7.72 Km
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    Book Store

    Reformation Herald Publishing2.98 Km
    Hands For Christ3.25 Km
    Vintage Cargo Antiques & Estate Liquidation3.76 Km
    Ollie's Bargain Outlet5.93 Km
    Barnes & Noble6.02 Km
    FYE6.11 Km
    The Basement Toys & Comics6.52 Km
    Bookstore-Unity of Roanoke Valley7.46 Km
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    Bus Station

    Hershberger WB at Plantation (Edinburgh Square)3.63 Km
    Hershberger EB at Plantation (Skate Center)3.65 Km
    Plantation SB at Walmart3.77 Km
    Plantation NB at Hollins/John Richardson (Food Lion Driveway)3.8 Km
    Hershberger WB at Friends (Friendship Manor)3.82 Km
    Hershberger EB at Bluebell (Friendship Manor)3.88 Km
    Hershberger WB at Bluebell (Friendship Manor)3.9 Km
    Hershberger WB at Hazelridge3.97 Km
    Hershberger EB at Hazelridge4.04 Km
    Hershberger WB at Hubert/Winsloe2952.7 Km
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    Airport

    Summit3.82 Km
    Signature Flight Support ROA - Roanoke Regional Airport4.58 Km
    Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport4.67 Km

    Super Market

    Walmart Neighborhood Market3.82 Km
    Fresh asian supermarket4.02 Km
    Tienda Latina La Preferida4.82 Km
    Family Dollar6.14 Km
    Walmart Supercenter6.36 Km
    Target Grocery6.36 Km
    Taipei Supermarket Inc6.47 Km
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