First-Year Students

Prospective Students: We’re Glad you Asked!

“Why did you choose Hollins?” “What are my housing options?” “What is a normal day like on campus?” “What do you do for fun?” “How does Hollins prepare you for life after college?” Students and faculty address several of the common questions prospective students ask about the Hollins experience when conducting their college search.

How to Apply

We are excited to learn of your interest in applying to Hollins!

Complete your online application via our website or the Common Application.

The following supplemental materials will be required to complete your application:

  1. SAT or ACT scores
    SAT code: 5294
    ACT code: 4360

SAT and ACT scores will be considered official if they are sent directly from the testing agencies or if they are reported on an official secondary school transcript. While official scores are required for all enrolling students, unofficial scores can be used in the application process. Students may self-report their scores on the admission application or send a copy of their own score report (including screen shots) to

2. High school transcript: Students may email an unofficial copy to, or request an official transcript be sent from their school counselor.
3. A secondary school report or letter of recommendation completed and mailed to Hollins by your counselor or academic advisor. 
(Extra letters of recommendation are welcome, but not required).

Need to mail supplemental materials? Use this address:

Office of Admission
Hollins University
Box 9707
7916 Williamson Road
Roanoke, VA 24020

Contact Us

Ashley Browning
Vice President for Enrollment Management