Hollins' 475-acre campus is located in Roanoke, Virginia, a metropolitan area of 250,000, set in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway are minutes away. Within an hour's drive are 10 colleges with an enrollment of 35,000 undergraduate students. The campus is a 10-minute drive from the Roanoke Regional Airport. Roanoke is located within a day's drive to two-thirds of the United States' population and within 500 miles of such metropolitan areas as New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Washington, D.C., Nashville, and Atlanta.