Hollins University is a private all-women's institution dedicated to uniting a high-level liberal arts education with experiential learning opportunities and career preparation.
Hollins nurtures civility, integrity, and concern for others; encourages and values diversity and social justice; and affirms the equal worth of women and men. We’re proud of our culturally diverse student body, with students representing 38 states and territories as well as 22 countries.
The hallmarks of a Hollins education are creativity and effective self-expression, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, and independent inquiry and the free exchange of ideas. Our curriculum and cocurricular programs prepare students for lives of active learning, fulfilling work, personal growth, achievement, and service to society.
Hollins has a history of offering strong academic programs, including 29 majors, 30 minors, and 17 concentrations. This curriculum is amplified by engaging and highly qualified professors who value their students’ unique perspectives. Our nationally recognized study abroad program, guaranteed internship placements, and Batten Leadership Institute all serve to further prepare our students to be leaders in their future professions.
In addition to providing a rich legacy of academics and career preparation, Hollins hosts a vibrant and active student community. Our University motto, Levavi Oculos, calls us to leadership and service in accordance with Hollins’ values and traditions. As a result, Hollins competes in nine NCAA Division III sports and is home to 25 student clubs, including a nationally ranked riding program.
Women who are going places choose Hollins University—not just for our idyllic campus, nationally ranked programs, and career-building opportunities but because Hollins defies convention, seeks innovation, and endows students with strength, dignity, and a passionate desire to go beyond the horizon.