Why Hollins Stands Out

16 Reasons to Choose Hollins

1. We’re just the right size.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1 and an average class size of 11, you’ll work closely with professors and peers alike and have ample opportunities to get involved in activities both in and out of the classroom.

2. You Get to explore.

During our Short Term in January of each year, you can immerse yourself in experiential learning through independent research, internships, and study abroad. Go all in and delve into a future career or an academic passion.

3. learn outside the classroom.

Complete an internship — 80% of our students do — or join the 59% who enjoy an international experience. You become part of a community that isn’t just for four years, it’s an alumnae network for life.

4. Be an influencer.

We have a tradition of supporting meaningful causes for social change. The Princeton Review has recognized Hollins as having one of the 10 most politically active student bodies and active student governments.

5. women take the lead here.

Whether you wish to charge or serve strategically from the middle, you can hone your skills in negotiation, decision-making, and navigating the feedback loop through our Batten Leadership Institute.

6. We love both the arts and sciences.

From English and creative writing to biology, you can pursue your interests in a stimulating, challenging atmosphere. And whatever your field of study, you’ll become a critical thinker, creative problem solver, researcher, collaborator, and communicator.