What Others Say About Hollins

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 380 Colleges

The Princeton Review — 2016

  • Lists Hollins as #19 for “Best College Theater.”
  • 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.”
  • “Great library and active student government.”

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 – 2015 

Hollins is one of the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation, according to Washington Monthly’s 2015 College Guide and Rankings. Hollins is ranked #98 and is one of only four Virginia colleges to earn a spot in the top 100, joining Emory & Henry College (#36), Washington and Lee University (#56), and the University of Richmond (#79).

“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 — 2015

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