Hollins at a Glance


Our Students

  • Population: 668 undergraduate women and 130 coed graduate students
  • From 38 states and territories and 22 countries
  • 26% students of color
  • Three out of four students complete at least one internship; almost 50% of students complete more than one internship

Career Success

Within one year of graduation:

  • 95% of our graduates are employed or attend graduate or professional school (based on 2019 graduating class)

Our Location

  • 475-acre campus located in Roanoke, Virginia (The Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the City of Roanoke, City of Salem, Roanoke County, Botetourt County, Craig County, and Franklin County —  a population of approximately 300,000)
  • 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: 12
  • 95% of full-time professors have a Ph.D. or the terminal degree in their field

Our Academics

International Programs

  • Students can participate in more than 20 field study and affiliated programs, as well as our own Hollins Abroad-London program
  • 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
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Africa
  • Spain

Student Life


  • 95% of first-year students live on campus
  • Ten residence halls
  • 10 home-style residences (completed in phases)
  • Seven special-interest houses or halls


  • Hollins is home to many 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
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track – Indoor
  • Track – Outdoor
  • 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.

CFR 668.43: Institutional Information

Hollins University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) thereby allowing us to provide distance learning programs and coursework to residents of states other than Virginia. Hollins is not exempt from state professional licensure requirements. Hence, licensing and/or certification requirements in Virginia may not be adequate to obtain a professional license in other states. While the Virginia Department of Education lists Hollins University as an approved educator preparation program, if you anticipate pursuing a teaching career outside of Virginia we encourage you to carefully review the licensure requirements for that jurisdiction.

Hollins does not discriminate in admission because of sexual orientation, race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, age, political beliefs, religion, and/or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and maintains a nondiscriminatory policy throughout its operation.

For more information, contact:
Nakeshia Williams
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Interim Title IX Coordinator

Box 9036
Roanoke, VA 24020

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