Hollins University is a private, all-women’s institution dedicated to uniting a high level, liberal arts education with experiential learning opportunities and career preparation. We are proud of our many distinctions, such as the US News 2021 Best Colleges rank as the #44 Best Value School, the #21 on the list of Top Performers on Social Mobility, and #102 overall in the National Liberal Arts Colleges.
Located in Roanoke, Virginia, Hollins sits nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge mountains, just off the Appalachian Trail. Our location allows students to enjoy living and studying in the quiet beauty of the Virginia countryside with vibrant downtown Roanoke only ten minutes away.
In addition to museums and other cultural attractions, Roanoke boasts a wide variety of excellent restaurants as well as outdoor activities like hiking, whitewater rafting, camping, and mountain biking. Our local airport and Amtrak stations are accessible by shuttle from campus, and the U.S. capital city of Washington D.C. is easily reached by a three hour drive. We enjoy a mild climate, with average high temperatures of 26°C in the fall and spring and dropping to around 0°C in the winter with somewhat frequent, but mild, snowfalls.
Hollins is proud of our culturally diverse student body, with students representing 38 states and territories as well as 22 countries. We have a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, and our average class size is 12. Our student body consists of 798 students (graduate and undergraduate combined), and 10.4% of our student body is made of international students.
Hollins has a history of offering strong academic programs, including 29 majors, 30 minors, 17 concentrations, and 5 pre-professional programs. Our most popular degree programs include English/Creative Writing, Biology, Business, Studio Art, and Psychology.
Our nationally-recognized study abroad program, guaranteed internship placements, and outstanding undergraduate research opportunities all serve to further prepare our students to be leaders in their future professions. 91% of Hollins students will engage in internships, a study abroad experience, or a significant leadership experience which may explain why 95% of Hollins graduates have been employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation for the last two years running!
In addition to providing a rich legacy of academics and career preparation, Hollins hosts a vibrant and active student community, playing host to almost thirty (and growing) student clubs and organizations as well as nine NCAA Division III sports and a nationally ranked riding program.
The tuition cost for the 2021-22 year remained flat for the third year in a row at $39,360 USD/year. 100% of admitted students are offered merit based scholarship, and on average, international students receive $34,000 USD in renewable award – our largest, standard scholarship awarded to any student.
Hollins is considered a residential campus, and more than 90% of our undergraduate students will live in one of our many residential facilities, ranging from a traditional dorm setting to affinity based housing to our student apartment village.
Women who are going places start at Hollins! Learn more at www.hollins.edu