Tuition & Fees

$40,102

$40,102

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
8%
500-599
42%
400-499
42%
300-399
6%
600-699
6%
500-599
45%
400-499
42%
300-399
7%
500-599
19%
400-499
55%
300-399
23%
200-299
3%
30-36
3%
24-29
16%
18-23
50%
12-17
31%
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undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

1

teacher

8

students

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Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 375
Declined + 505
Total Received 880
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Private (nonprofit)

629

undergraduate students

328

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Psychology
  3. Liberal Studies
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Codes

SAT 4059
ACT 0230

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Location

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 is located in Oakland, CA.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 957
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)

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Oakland, CA

60-acre, urban campus in Oakland (population: 425,195), 20 miles from San Francisco. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
51%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
66%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
8%
500-599
42%
400-499
42%
300-399
6%
600-699
6%
500-599
45%
400-499
42%
300-399
7%
500-599
19%
400-499
55%
300-399
23%
200-299
3%
30-36
3%
24-29
16%
18-23
50%
12-17
31%

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

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 375
Declined + 505
Total Received 880

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

Ree-shemah Thornton
Assistant Vice President for Admissions and Student Recruitment
P: 800 430-1321
F: 510 436-1325
admissions@hnu.edu

Financial Aid

69%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$30,907

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $39,576
Room $6,638
Board $6,570
Additional fees $526
Total $53,310
Average Financial Aid - $30,907
Total with Avg. Aid $22,403
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
June 30

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 510 436-1327
F: 510 436-1199
financialaid@hnu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Tam Lee-Operario
Director of Financial Aid
lee-operario@hnu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Cheerleading, Dance

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Athletic Directors

Debbie Snell (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, PacWest Conference
Mascot
Hawks
School colors
red, black, and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Biological Sciences
Business
Business Administration
Communications Studies
Counseling Psychology
Criminology
Culture/Spirituality
Education
English
Forensic Psychology
Generic Nursing
History
International Relations
Kinesiology
Liberal Studies
Multimedia Arts/Communications
Music
Nursing
Psychobiology
Psychology
Sociology
Sports Biology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Psychology
  3. Liberal Studies

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

957

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

66%

629
students

Female
65%
411

Male
35%
218

34%

328
students

Female
79%
258

Male
21%
70

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

591
students

Female
65%
383

Male
35%
208

7%

38
students

Female
74%
28

Male
26%
10

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
17%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
41%
Hispanic/Latino
17%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 11
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
Chile
France
Mexico
Venezuela
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Claire Gowen
Interim Director of Admissions
510 436-1351
gowen@hnu.edu

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