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 384 Colleges

The Princeton Review — 2019

In its profile of Hollins, The Princeton Review’s The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition says Hollins “is a place for unique individuals to thrive, empowering each other and forming a supportive community for women. The alumn[ae] network is similarly solid, and many students land jobs and internships through previous graduates.”

The Princeton Review’s surveys of students attending these colleges are the basis for the book’s ranking lists of top 20 schools in 62 categories. Hollins is on the following ranking lists:
#5 Most Politically Active Students
#10 Best College Theater
#13 Most Active Student Government

Fiske Guide to Colleges — 2019 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  — 2019

The 2019 edition of U.S. News Best Colleges lists Hollins at number 27 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.