Women Who Are Going Places Start at Hollins
A Hollins education ignites the strength within you and prepares you for a future filled with achievement and purpose.
Outstanding academics to achieve your ambitions
At Hollins, you define your goals and build a comprehensive, life-changing plan to get there. From your first class to your last debate, you’ll be challenged with new ideas, pushed to do your best work, and encouraged to take charge.
Hollins offers demanding curricula in 29 majors that range from the sciences and Business to International Studies and Creative Writing programs. Small classes, distinguished faculty, hands-on research, and student-faculty collaboration create a stimulating academic environment that prepares you for success.
As evidence of the power of our academics, 95% of Hollins students are employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation. Our students are accepted to prestigious graduate schools, including Duke University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Marquette University, New York University, University College London, University of Pennsylvania, Washington and Lee University, and many others.
Real-world experiences that prepare you for success
Internships: At Hollins, you have the opportunity to gain early career experience through exciting internships in your area of interest. Beginning your first year, you can put theory into practice as an intern at a hospital, media company, national museum, international business, medical association, law firm, or nonprofit organization. Our signature internships even provide students housing and a $300 stipend in support of your internship experience.
Study abroad: More than half of Hollins students participate in international study programs. With your scholarship funding following you and additional scholarships available, our programs and affiliates offer students an approachable, equitable process for navigating study abroad. You will expand your worldview and enrich your education.
Batten Leadership Institute: Our distinctive leadership programs help you grow as an individual and build confidence in and out of the classroom. Whether you wish to influence from the middle or lead the charge, you will learn how to become more self-reliant and effective in all types of situations.
Supportive campus community for friendships and inspiration
Surrounded by majestic mountains, the beautiful Hollins campus is a welcoming place to live, study, and make lifelong friendships. Here, you’ll find diverse cultures and ideas to grow as an individual and pursue your dreams.
People respect and appreciate each other here. They care, too. On an ongoing basis, you’ll engage with faculty and staff members who take special interest in what you want to accomplish. You’ll also share your experiences and make memories with a network of friends that feel like extended family.
In your free time, you’ll find lots of fun things to do on campus with unique Hollins traditions, special events, and zany activities. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in athletics, clubs, and organizations that appeal to your interests.
Plus, Hollins is located minutes away from Roanoke’s vibrant downtown scene, full of restaurants, shops, coffeehouses, festivals, events, and more.
Unparalleled alumnae network that opens doors to opportunity
Our students benefit from a global alumnae network that opens doors to internships, careers, and connections that last a lifetime.
For generations, Hollins alumnae have taken students under their wings and assisted them on their path to success. Alumnae mentor students on career options, host events to promote interest in job opportunities, and make introductions with key influencers that lead to successful careers. And in many cases, our alumnae are the key influencers.
Hollins alumnae have a long history of outstanding achievement in their careers and lives. They can be found leading corporations—and at the top of their fields in medical and veterinary medicine. They are Pulitzer Prize–winning writers and acclaimed artists and photographers. They are researchers, media producers, jewelry designers, asset managers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and professors. Most important, they enable Hollins students to walk in their footsteps of achievement.