Home : Admission & Financial Assistance : 16 Reasons to Choose Hollins

FIRST-YEAR:
Ashley Browning
Director of Admission
1-800-456-9595
(540) 362-6401
huadm@hollins.edu

TRANSFER:
Mary Ellen Apgar
Transfer Student Admission Coordinator
1-800-456-9595
huadm@hollins.edu

INTERNATIONAL:
Chloe Landon
International Student Admission Coordinator
1-800-456-9595
huintl@hollins.edu

HORIZON:
Mary Ellen Apgar
Director, Horizon Program
(540) 362-6609
apgarme2@hollins.edu

One
HOLLINS IS JUST THE RIGHT SIZE.
Nestled in a rolling green meadow bounded by the Roanoke Valley, the Hollins campus
is beautiful, the residents are friendly, and with students from 44 states and 17 countries, you're sure to meet someone interesting every day.
Two
HOLLINS STUDENTS HAVE NO PROBLEM MEETING GUYS.
Over 10 colleges are within a one-hour drive. Hollins coordinates social activities with the closest of them. Plus downtown Roanoke's galleries, restaurants, and nightlife are just 15 minutes away. Result: plenty of opportunities to meet someone new.
Three
HOLLINS UNIVERSITY GETS HIGH MARKS.
Put this on the fridge: U.S. News & World Report. Princeton Review. Washington Monthly.
Fiske Guide to Colleges
. Year after year (including the most recent one), Hollins makes the list of America's best liberal arts colleges.
Four
HOLLINS GIVES YOU PLENTY TO DO.
With some 30 clubs, organizations, and honor societies, plus an abundance of
exceptional art, film, music, theatre, speakers, sports, and outdoor activities, you're going to need a bigger calendar to fit everything in.
Five
HOLLINS STUDENTS LEARN OUTSIDE HOLLINS.
By graduation, more than 40 percent of all students at Hollins have studied abroad, two-thirds have found internships, and all have great experiences to share with family and friends—and prospective employers, too.
Six
HOLLINS LETS YOU DIVE DEEP.
Every January, Hollins students study a single subject through independent research, an internship, or another immersive experience. It's called J-Term, and it's simply the best way to go all in and explore a potential career or particular passion.
Seven
HOLLINS STUDENTS ARE WELL CONNECTED.
Thanks to an incredible alumnae network and strong ties to a wide range of businesses and nonprofit organizations, Hollins graduates have a foot in the door as soon as they step off campus.
Eight
HOLLINS LETS YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
More than a third of all students take part in community service projects, thanks to student organizations such as SHARE; in fact, one service-learning project has been sending students to a disadvantaged area of Jamaica for more than 25 years.
Nine
HOLLINS PROFESSORS ROCK.
Ninety-nine percent have a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field, and the average class size is 11. Student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1.
Ten
HOLLINS OFFERS ENDLESS LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES.
With a challenging liberal arts curriculum and an innovative approach to general education, Hollins breaks down the boundaries between subjects and gives grads the skills they need to be ready for what's next.
Eleven
HOLLINS WRITERS RULE THE PAGE.
Generations of famous authors sharpened their creative writing skills at Hollins, including four Pulitzer Prize winners, including the recent U.S. poet laureate, and even the author of Goodnight Moon.
Twelve
HOLLINS WOMEN TAKE THE LEAD.
Home to the nationally recognized Batten Leadership Institute, Hollins equips students with the ability to work well with others on a team, and to know when to stand up and take charge.
Thirteen
HOLLINS STUDENTS ARE READY TO PLAY.
With NCAA Division III basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, and volleyball; canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, and caving through the Hollins Outdoor Program (HOP); and additional club sports, there's simply no slowing down here.
Fourteen
HOLLINS HAS HORSEPOWER.
Calling all equestrians: riding is a huge tradition at Hollins, with two IHSA national championships, 12 top-10 finishes, and 19 individual IHSA champions, plus four Cacchione Cup recipients for good measure.
Fifteen
HOLLINS HELPS YOU PAY FOR HOLLINS.
Don't let the cost scare you. With grants, scholarships, student assistant jobs, access to low-interest loans, and interest-free payment plans, 97 percent of Hollins students receive some form of financial assistance.
Sixteen
HOLLINS GRADUATES GET TO WORK.
Within a year of graduation, 97 percent of Hollins grads either have a job or are in graduate or
professional school.