Hollins at a Glance


Our Students

  • Population: 639 undergraduate women and 163 coed graduate students
  • From almost every state and more than 20 countries
  • 32% students of color
  • Approximately 76% complete internships

Career Success

Within one year of graduation:

  • 96% of our graduates are employed or attend graduate or professional school

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


  • 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: 1:9
  • Average class size: 11
  • 96% of full-time professors have a Ph.D. or the terminal degree in their field

Our Academics

International Programs

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

Student Life


  • 98% of first-year students live on campus
  • Ten residence halls
  • 35-unit apartment complex
  • Seven special-interest houses or halls


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


NCAA Division III athletic programs in:

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

Nationally recognized riding program.


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accredits Hollins University to award degrees at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. Contact the  Commission on Colleges  at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Hollins University.

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. Our profile 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
Botetourt Hall, Room 4
Box 9716
Roanoke, VA 24020

Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.