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Tuition & Fees

$35,666

$35,666

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
1%
500-599
16%
400-499
52%
300-399
31%
200-299
0
600-699
5%
500-599
12%
400-499
51%
300-399
31%
200-299
1%
600-699
1%
500-599
12%
400-499
60%
300-399
27%
24-29
13%
18-23
30%
12-17
57%
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undergraduateRatios

35%

65%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Selective

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 375
Declined + 479
Total Received 854
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Private (nonprofit)

656

undergraduate students

393

graduate students

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School Facts

Holy Names University is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. It was founded as a girls' school in 1868, began granting bachelor's degrees in 1926, and adopted coeducation in 1971. Its 60-acre campus overlooks Oakland and San Francisco Bay.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,049
Established in 1868
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Oakland, CA

60-acre, urban campus in Oakland (population: 406,253), 20 miles from San Francisco. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
59%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
1%
500-599
16%
400-499
52%
300-399
31%
200-299
0
600-699
5%
500-599
12%
400-499
51%
300-399
31%
200-299
1%
600-699
1%
500-599
12%
400-499
60%
300-399
27%
24-29
13%
18-23
30%
12-17
57%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 2 (priority deadline)
August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 375
Declined + 479
Total Received 854

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Ramiro Flores
Dean of Undergraduate Admission and Strategic Enrollment Management
P: 800 430-1321
F: 510 436-1325
admissions@hnu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,469,010
State $1,555,664
Institutional $6,137,382
Other external $197,034
Total $9,359,090

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $9,238
Institutional $966,867
Other external $34,116
Total $1,010,221

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, California Pacific Conference
Mascot
Hawks
School colors
red, black, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Biological Sciences
Business
Business Administration
Child Development
Counseling Psychology
Criminology
Culture/Spirituality
Education
English
Forensic Psychology
History
Human Services
Intercultural Peace/Justice
International Relations
L.V.N./B.S.N.
Latin American/Latino Studies
Liberal Studies
Multimedia Arts/Communications
Music
Nursing
Pastoral Counseling
Pastoral Ministries
Philosophy
Psychobiology
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sociology
Sports Biology
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Undergraduate

63%

656
students

Female
65%
427

Male
35%
229

Graduate

37%

393
students

Female
77%
304

Male
23%
89

undergraduateFull-time

83%

546
students

Female
63%
339

Male
37%
207

undergraduatePart-time

17%

110
students

Female
80%
88

Male
20%
22

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
17%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
35%
Hispanic/Latino
20%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

50%

Transfer applicants accepted

49%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.70
College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

24

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Argentina
Australia
Japan
Romania
Spain
Venezuela
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Robyn Heise
Enrollment Counselor, Transfer and International Students
510 436-1054
heise@hnu.edu

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