Holy Names University

Oakland, CA

Holy Names University

Oakland, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$40,904

not including housing and food

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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

8

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,679
Declined 205
Total Received 1,884
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Private

783

undergraduate students

355

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 is located in Oakland, CA.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,138
Established in 1868
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

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

  • Campus Setting: Major city

Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA
94619

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
51%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
66%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school 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

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 2
Application deadline (final deadline) August 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,679
Declined 205
Total Received 1,884

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Admission test scores
Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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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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Financial Aid

93%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$32,192

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $40,368
Housing $6,944
Food $6,149
Additional fees $536
Books & supplies $1,080
Total $55,077
Average Financial Aid - $32,192
Total with Avg. Aid $22,885

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

cheerleading, dance

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, PacWest Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Behavioral Neuroscience. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other. yes
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. yes
Business/Corporate Communications, General. yes
Child Development. yes
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other. yes
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other. yes
Counseling Psychology. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminology. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Education, General. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing. yes
Finance, General. yes yes
Forensic Psychology. yes
General Studies. yes
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. yes
History, General. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Latin American Studies. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Pedagogy. yes
Music Performance, General. yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Nursing Administration. yes
Nursing Education. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology, Other. yes
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other. yes
Pastoral Studies/Counseling. yes yes
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. yes
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other. yes yes
Philosophy. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other. yes
Pre-Nursing Studies. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes

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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

1,138

total students

95%

in-state

5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

69%

783
students

Female
62%
489

Male
38%
294

31%

355
students

Female
80%
283

Male
20%
72

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

631
students

Female
65%
407

Male
35%
224

19%

152
students

Female
54%
82

Male
46%
70

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
16%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
36%
Hispanic/Latino
14%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

21%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 15

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

24

semester hours

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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

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