What Others Say About Hollins

USA Today & College factual 2017 college rankings

Hollins is the number one school in the country in the category, “English Language and Literature, General – Most Focused.” Hollins is also among the top five percent of the “Most Focused” colleges and universities nationwide in biology and history, and one of the top ten colleges overall in Virginia.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance  


Named a “Best College Value.” Hollins earned the #99 spot on the magazine’s list of 100 best values in private liberal arts colleges.

Best Value College

The Princeton Review — 2019

Hollins is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles Hollins in the 2019 edition of its annual guide, The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment.

The Best 385 Colleges

The Princeton Review — 2020

In The Princeton Review’s The Best 385 Colleges: 2020 Edition, where only about 13% of America’s four-year colleges are profiled, Hollins students state that the campus is “a great place for people who want life experience” and “the internship and study abroad opportunities for students of this school are exceptional.” Students also describe professors as “amazing, talented, dedicated, and compassionate.”

The Princeton Review also ranks Hollins among the nation’s top 20 schools in the following categories:

#4 Most Politically Active Students
#16 Most Active Student Government
#19 Best College Theatre

Fiske Guide to Colleges — 2020 Edition

Hollins is among:

  • “The 25 Small Colleges and Universities Strong in Art and Design”
  • “The 20 Small Colleges and Universities Strong in Film/Television”
  • “The 17 Small Colleges and Universities Strong in Dance”

“Best Value School”

“Best National Liberal Arts Colleges”


U.S. News best colleges  — 2020

The 2020 edition of U.S. News Best Colleges lists Hollins at number 24 in the category “Top Performers for Social Mobility” and at number 30 in the category “Best Value School” among National Liberal Arts Colleges. The university is also cited as an “A-Plus School for B Students” among National Liberal Arts Colleges.

Washington Monthly – 2016 

Hollins is one of the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation that contribute to the public good, according to Washington Monthly’s annual College Guide and Rankings. Hollins is one of only five Virginia colleges to earn a spot in the top 100.

“Guide to 375 Green Colleges”

The Princeton Review — 2017

“We strongly recommend Hollins and the other colleges in this guide to the many environmentally minded students who seek to study and live at green colleges.”

“America’s top colleges”

Forbes — 2017

For the fifth consecutive year, Forbes gave Hollins an “A” financial grade.

2017 Best Schools


Named Hollins as one of the “100 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the country,” and listed it among the five “Best Liberal Arts Colleges in Virginia.”

Peterson’s Cool Colleges 101

Hollins is one of only four Virginia colleges to be featured in Peterson’s Cool Colleges 101.