What Others Say About Hollins

USA Today College — 2016

USA TODAY COLLEGE reports that the education technology company College Factual has placed Hollins University among the top ten colleges in Virginia.

21 liberal arts colleges with the lowest student-faculty ratios


Hollins is among the 21 liberal arts colleges in America with the lowest student-faculty ratios, according to U.S. News and World Report.  Hollins has eight students for each faculty member.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance  


Named a “Best College Value.” Hollins earned the #96 spot on the magazine’s list of 100 best values in private liberal arts colleges.

Best Value Schools — 2015

Ranked among the 30 most affordable women’s colleges in the U.S.

The Best 381 Colleges

The Princeton Review — 2017

  • Students at Hollins “adore the school.” Life on this “gorgeous” and “peaceful” campus is “a unique amalgam of individualistic zaniness and required academic hustle and bustle.”
  • “Students are happy.” “Great library.” “Class discussions encouraged.” “Easy to get around campus.” “Theatre is popular.” “Alumni active on campus.” “Active minority support groups.”
  • “Hollins really embodies the concept of sisterhood.”

Fiske Guide to Colleges — 2015

Fiske lists Hollins under the categories:

  • “Small Colleges and Universities Strong in Art or Design”
  • “Small Colleges and Universities Strong in Film/Television”
  • “Small Colleges and Universities Strong in Dance”

“Best National Liberal Arts Colleges”

U.S. News & World Report — 2016

Hollins is ranked number 108 in this category. It is tied with Hampden-Sydney College as the fourth highest-ranked liberal arts college in Virginia, behind Washington and Lee University, the University of Richmond, and Virginia Military Institute.

Hollins is also among the nation’s 10 highest-ranked women’s colleges.

Washington Monthly – 2016 

Hollins is one of the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation, according to Washington Monthly’s 2016 College Guide and Rankings. Hollins is ranked #98 and is one of only five Virginia colleges to earn a spot in the top 100, joining Washington and Lee University (#7), the University of Richmond (#25), Mary Baldwin University (#36), and Virginia Military Institute (#51).

“Guide to 332 Green Colleges”

The Princeton Review — 2014

” … Hollins began documenting its greenhouse emissions [in 2007] and enacted its Strategic Plan for Carbon Reduction. The university is on target to achieve a 25 percent reduction by 2015. Even better, Hollins aims to become totally carbon neutral by 2040.”

“America’s top colleges”

Forbes — 2016

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

2016 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.”