Hollins at a Glance

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Our Students

  • Population: 550 undergraduate women and 160 coed graduate students
  • From 44 states and 17 countries
  • 28% minority
  • Approximately 65% complete internships

Career Success

Within one year of graduation:

  • 70% of our graduates are employed
  • 27% attend graduate or professional school within one year of graduation

Our Location

  • 475-acre campus located in Roanoke, Virginia (population 250,000)
  • Regional airport 10 minutes from campus
  • Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail 20 minutes away

Facilities

  • Wyndham Robertson Library was designated Virginia’s first National Literary Landmark
  • Front Quadrangle is listed on the National Historic Register
  • The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum
  • Swannanoa Hall, home of the Jackson Center for Creative Writing

Our Faculty

  • Faculty/student ratio: 1:8
  • Average class size: 11
  • 99% of full-time professors have a Ph.D. or the terminal degree in their field

Our Academics

  • Undergraduate majors: 27
  • Coed graduate and certificate programs: 11
  • Academic calendar: 4-1-4 academic calendar. Our January Short Term lets students pursue internships, study abroad programs, or intense focus on a course or project.

International Programs

  • Programs in Paris and London
  • Annual service learning project in Jamaica
  • School for Field Studies in:
    • Australia
    • Cambodia/Vietnam
    • Costa Rica
    • Kenya/Tanzania
    • Panama
    • Peru
    • Turks & Caicos Islands
Our students also study in:
  • Argentina
  • Cuba
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Africa
  • Spain

Student Life

Residence

  • 78% of first-year students live on campus
  • Nine residence halls
  • 35-unit apartment complex
  • Eight special-interest houses or halls

Activities

  • Around 30 cocurricular clubs and organizations
  • 16 honor societies and organizations, including Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest liberal arts honors society in the United States

Athletics

NCAA Division III athletic programs in:

  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Nationally recognized riding program.


Accreditation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accredits Hollins University to award degrees at the bachelor’s and master’s levels.

Hollins is on the approved list of the American Association of University Women.

State council of higher education for virginia (Schev) information

Students and prospective students may find the information resources of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) useful for planning for college and careers. SCHEV has created an institutional profile for each college or university participating in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program.

Students and their families are encouraged to use a variety of information sources to select a college and major. SCHEV provides one such source that is available here.


Hollins does not discriminate in admission because of race, color, religion, age, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, or sexual orientation, and maintains a nondiscriminatory policy throughout its operation.

For more information, contact:
Alicia Godzwa
Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
540-362-6660