Hollins University

7916 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, VA


Founded in 1842, Hollins University is a 4-year liberal arts university for women and the first all-female institution chartered in Virginia. Hollins confers undergraduate degrees in 28 fields of study and all undergraduate programs are open only to women while men are eligible to take Hollins classes at the graduate level. Hollins was one of the first colleges in the US to create a study abroad program and now hosts them in many countries, including in London and Paris, and a service learning project in Lucea, Jamaica. For recreation, the Hollins outdoor program sponsors hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing excursions. Once every year, Hollins cancels classes for the annual campus Tinker Day celebration and all students hike up nearby Tinker Mountain in costume for a picnic lunch and social gathering.

Questions and Answers about Hollins University

Nahtara S.
1 year ago
What percentage of students study abroad?
Hollins University
Hi Nahtara! 58% of our undergraduate students study abroad.
Lisa O.
1 year ago
What kind of merit scholarships does Hollins University offer?
Hollins University
Hi Lisa! Hollins University offers many scholarships and merit aid opportunities, including full-tuition scholarships. All admitted students receive a minimum of $24,000 per year in merit aid, and our average scholarship and grant aid to 2020 first-year students was $36,772. You can learn more about all the scholarships Hollins offers here on our website: https://hollins.edu/admission/undergraduate-financial-aid-scholarships/scholarships-awards/
Cora B.
1 year ago
Are students with disabilities allowed accommodations in Hollins classes?
Hollins University
Yes, they are! Hollins considers each student's needs individually. We recognize accommodations that work for one student may not work for another. As part of the process, students will need to provide the proper documentation by a relevant qualified professional. The student will then work with the dean or program director and their instructors to fulfill the required accommodations. Please visit our website below for more details about the process and accommodations! https://www.hollins.edu/academics/academic-resources/learning-accommodations
Sajida A.
1 year ago
What does Hollins University do to ensure the safety of minority students (BIPOC, disabled, Muslim, lgbtq+, women, etc.) from bigotry and hate crimes?
Hollins University
The inclusion and safety of our students are a vital part of Hollins’ mission. Hollins has an Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that helps to provide educational programs, services, and support that promote cultural competence and an affirming environment for all faculty, staff, and students. We also have a Title IX coordinator who helps to ensure the safety of all of our students. Our harassment grievance board is open to all students if they want to talk to the board, they can also stay anonymous when speaking with a member.
Kara V.
1 year ago
How does Hollins set students up for success in attending graduate school?
Hollins University
Hi Kara! Hollins is dedicated to helping students succeed after graduation. Our career center offers a variety of workshops to help students prepare for their dream graduate program. The center also gives students access to Hollins’ Career Advising Network, a worldwide group of alumnae, friends, and parents willing to help students achieve their goals. Our students also develop incredible bonds with faculty and staff who will personally advocate for you and help you reach the next step in your academic journey.
Kara V.
1 year ago
When it comes to pets, is Hollins University open to allowing Emotional Support Animals on campus?
Hollins University
Hi Kara! Hollins does allow Service/Assistance/support animals! Hollins recognizes the importance of Service Dogs as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 and the broader category of Assistance/Support Animals under the Fair Housing Act. The health and safety of Hollins students, faculty, staff, and the service dog or assistance animal is an important concern; therefore, each request for such an accommodation will be considered and the decision made on a case by case basis.
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Majors offered at Hollins University

Biggest majors
English Language and Literature, General
Business/Commerce, General
Psychology, General

Academics at Hollins University

SAT Score Range
Considered with application
ACT Score Range
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Less Selective (64% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution