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Tuition & Fees

$39,316

$39,316

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
19%
400-499
55%
300-399
23%
200-299
3%
24-29
19%
18-23
45%
12-17
36%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1
8

teacher

students

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Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,442
Declined + 1,440
Total Received 2,882
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Private (nonprofit)

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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 884
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: 420,005), 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
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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
19%
400-499
55%
300-399
23%
200-299
3%
24-29
19%
18-23
45%
12-17
36%

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

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,442
Declined + 1,440
Total Received 2,882

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

Claire Gowen
Interim Director of Admissions
P: 800 430-1321
F: 510 436-1325
admissions@hnu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,145,242
State $1,595,112
Institutional $6,222,619
Other external $192,643
Total $9,155,616

Non-need-based

Federal
State $11,084
Institutional $1,072,118
Other external $13,815
Total $1,097,017

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

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

67%

591
students

Female
64%
376

Male
36%
215

Graduate

33%

293
students

Female
78%
230

Male
22%
63

undergraduateFull-time

91%

543
students

Female
62%
336

Male
38%
207

undergraduatePart-time

9%

48
students

Female
84%
40

Male
16%
8

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
18%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
43%
Hispanic/Latino
18%
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

46%

Transfer applicants accepted

53%

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 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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