Founded in 1842, Hollins enrolls some 1,100 students in its undergraduate programs for women and its coed graduate programs. Hollins' historic 475-acre campus is located in Roanoke, Virginia (metropolitan population of 250,000). A regional airport is located 10 minutes from campus. Recreational facilities include a swimming center, gymnasium, fitness center, and tennis courts. The scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, and Roanoke's historic downtown and City Market are minutes from campus.