Holy Names University

Oakland, CA

Holy Names University

Oakland, CA

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Undergrad Catholic

Tuition & Fees

$40,884

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

8

students

1

faculty

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Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,426
Declined 1,287
Total Received 2,713
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Private

591

undergraduate students

293

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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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 884
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
  • Metropolitan area: San Francisco
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Oakland International

Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA
94619

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
51%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Drama Club
  • Latinos Unidos
  • Black Student Union
  • Biology Club
  • Hiking Club

Top Events

  • CORE Festival
  • Founder' Day
  • Convocation
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Campus Facts

  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • 24-hour security main gate

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $20

Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,426
Declined 1,287
Total Received 2,713

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA

Important

application essay
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,904

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $40,368
Room & board $13,994
Additional fees $516
Books & supplies $1,917
Other fees $2,394
Total $59,189
Average Financial Aid - $4,904
Total with Avg. Aid $54,285
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field

Club Sports - Men's

volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Business/Corporate Communications
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
Criminology
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic Studies
General Studies
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Human Services, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music, General
Nursing Practice
Nursing Science
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

884

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

67%

591
students

Female
64%
376

Male
36%
215

33%

293
students

Female
78%
230

Male
22%
63

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

543
students

Female
62%
336

Male
38%
207

9%

48
students

Female
84%
40

Male
16%
8

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
18%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
43%
Hispanic/Latino
18%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Not Reported

Transfer students enrolled

-

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

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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