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.

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.

The Best 381 Colleges

The Princeton Review — 2017

In its profile of Hollins, The Princeton Review’s The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition says students at Hollins “adore the school,” that life on this “gorgeous” and “peaceful” campus is “a unique amalgam of individualistic zaniness and required academic hustle and bustle,” and that “Hollins really embodies the concept of sisterhood.”

Fiske Guide to Colleges — 2017 Edition

Hollins is among:

  • “The 25 Small Colleges and Universities Strong in Art and Design”
  • “The 18 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  — 2017

The 2017 edition of U.S. News Best Colleges lists Hollins at number 11 in the category “Best Colleges for Veterans” and the number 27 “Best Value School” among National Liberal Arts Colleges. Overall, Hollins is ranked number 105 in the National Liberal Arts Colleges classification, up from number 108 last year.


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 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.

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.