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Hollins University
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Private Not for Profit   4-Year
Institution Colors
Green & Gold
Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
713
Transfer-in
17
Average Class Size
Overall
12
Years 1 & 2
13
Years 3 & 4
10

Hollins University

Roanoke, VA
A Hollins University education inspires, engages and prepares students to be achievers. Offering undergraduate coursework for women only, Hollins' 29 academic majors provide an array of options, including biology, English and creative writing, business, psychology and more. VCCS students who graduate from a transfer-oriented degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher are guaranted admission; those who earn a qualifying associate's degree after the conferral of their high school diploma arrive to Hollins with their general education requirements fulfilled. Recognized by US News as a top performer in the nation in the categories of Best Value and Social Mobility, students transferring to Hollins benefit from a scholarship guarantee of $20,000/annually. Transfer students who attend Hollins graduate at impressive rates: 87.5% of transfer students who attend Hollins graduate. Our dedication to academic excellence ensures an individualized Hollins experience by supporting robust classroom learning with professional internships, published undergraduate research, production of capstone projects, and study abroad placements. Contact transfer@hollins.edu for more information. We can't wait to hear from you!
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Academics
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Freshman Definition
Hollins defines a first-year student as someone entering the institution as their first attempt at undergraduate level w...see moreHollins defines a first-year student as someone entering the institution as their first attempt at undergraduate level work after the conferral of their high school degree, excepting post-secondary coursework completed in the summer between spring graduation and fall enrollment at Hollins.
College Fit
Less than 1,000 students. Average class size of 12. All women at the undergraduate level. On-campus housing guaranteed. ...see moreLess than 1,000 students. Average class size of 12. All women at the undergraduate level. On-campus housing guaranteed. Scholarship of at least $20,000 guaranteed for transfer students. Scholarship of $2,000 available for PTK members. Top majors for transfer students include business, psychology and biology. 5-year MAT program. Renowned English and creative writing program. Small community with big outcomes for students; 95% of class of 2019 employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
English Language Proficiency
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Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
$0
Application Type(s)
Apply from the Hollins website, or using the Common Application
Financial Aid
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Transcripts
Official or unofficial transcripts are accepted for admission evaluation. Official versions of all transcripts are requi...see moreOfficial or unofficial transcripts are accepted for admission evaluation. Official versions of all transcripts are required upon matriculation.
Tests
Hollins is test-optional. First-year applicants may submit SAT or ACT scores, or may elect not to do so. International a...see moreHollins is test-optional. First-year applicants may submit SAT or ACT scores, or may elect not to do so. International applicants must provide results of a SAT or ACT examination. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores for the TOEFL, IELTS or through Duolingo. Students may qualify for an exemption of this requirement if official documentation is provided that English is the language of instruction at their secondary school or with commensurate SAT or ACT subscore. Contact huadm@hollins.edu for additional details.
Essay
Essays are required of all applicants.
Letter of Recommendation
One letter of recommendation or a Secondary School Report is required. No more than three letters of recommendation will...see moreOne letter of recommendation or a Secondary School Report is required. No more than three letters of recommendation will be accetped.
Interview
While an interview is not required for admission, we welcome the opportunity to connect one-on-one virtually or in-perso...see moreWhile an interview is not required for admission, we welcome the opportunity to connect one-on-one virtually or in-person to learn more about your academic history and plans for undergraduate study.
Important Dates
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
1-Feb
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
After stated deadlines, applications are reviewed as received with admission decisions provided as space remains availab...see moreAfter stated deadlines, applications are reviewed as received with admission decisions provided as space remains available.
Freshman Financial Aid Date
Preferred by 2/1
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Fall
15-Nov
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Spring
1-Dec
Freshman Financial Aid Date
Preferred by 2/1
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Transfer Definition
Any student with college credit earned post matriculation from high school,excepting post-secondary coursework completed...see moreAny student with college credit earned post matriculation from high school,excepting post-secondary coursework completed in the summer between spring graduation and fall enrollment at Hollins.
College Fit
Less than 1,000 students. Average class size of 12. All women at the undergraduate level. On-campus housing guaranteed. ...see moreLess than 1,000 students. Average class size of 12. All women at the undergraduate level. On-campus housing guaranteed. Scholarship of at least $20,000 guaranteed for transfer students. Scholarship of $2,000 available for PTK members. Top majors for transfer students include business, psychology and biology. 5-year MAT program. Renowned English and creative writing program. Small community with big outcomes for students; 95% of class of 2019 employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
Completion of a VCCS transfer-oriented associate degree program will guarantee completion of the general education compo...see moreCompletion of a VCCS transfer-oriented associate degree program will guarantee completion of the general education component of the Hollins undergraduate curriculum but may not fulfill specific departmental requirements or prerequisites needed for the major.
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associates
Students earning an associate degree while in high school are not eligible for guaranteed admission programs and must co...see moreStudents earning an associate degree while in high school are not eligible for guaranteed admission programs and must complete general education courses. All courses are evaluated and transferred as applicable to your degree.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance at Hollins
Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
We accept AP and IB results for college credit if the score earned meets college expectations. Transfer credits will be...see moreWe accept AP and IB results for college credit if the score earned meets college expectations. Transfer credits will be considered for CLEP (College Level Examination Program) on an individual basis for examinations if Hollins offers a comparable course.
Course Transfer Criteria
Min grade for courses to transfer: C All online science labs are accepted for General Education Requirements.
General Education Programs
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English Language Proficiency
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Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
Virginia Community College Students (VCCS) graduating from transfer-oriented degree programs with a cumulative GPA of 2....see moreVirginia Community College Students (VCCS) graduating from transfer-oriented degree programs with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a four-point scale are guaranteed admission.
Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
$0
Application Type(s)
Regular Decision
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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Transcripts
Official or unofficial transcripts are accepted for admission evaluation. Official versions of all transcripts are requi...see moreOfficial or unofficial transcripts are accepted for admission evaluation. Official versions of all transcripts are required upon matriculation.
Tests
Hollins is test-optional. Transfer applicants may submit SAT or ACT scores, or may elect not to do so.
Essay
Essays are required of all applicants.
Letters of Recommendation
One letter of recommendation is required.
Interview
While an interview is not required for admission, we welcome the opportunity to connect one-on-one virtually or in-perso...see moreWhile an interview is not required for admission, we welcome the opportunity to connect one-on-one virtually or in-person to learn more about your academic history and plans for undergraduate study.
Minimum GPA
2.5
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Important Dates
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
1-Feb
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
1-Dec
Transfer Financial Aid Date
Rolling
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Fall
1-Feb
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Spring
1-Dec
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The links below take you to pages on the Hollins University website. Use Catalog Search to find their programs and courses in this portal.
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Special Transfer Opportunities
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Academic Options
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
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Flexible Degree Options
Online Degree Options Available
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Summer Courses Available
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Reverse Transfer
Guaranteed Admissions
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Campus Services and Engagement
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Campus Housing
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Career Services
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Disability Services
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Cultural Diversity Office
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Student Clubs & Organizations
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Sports
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Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
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Credit for Military Experience
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Dedicated POC for Military
Recognized Student Veteran Organization
SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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SCHEV College Data Profile
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State Financial Aid Programs
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VCCS Transfer Agreement
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HU Virtual Tour
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Course Catalog
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