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Study at Hollins University

Hollins is found in Roanoke, VA. Roanoke is a medium-sized suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Post-Master's certificate at Hollins.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Hollins is known for its programs in drama and performing arts, fine arts, and liberal arts.

Hollins Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 520. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 470 and 580. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


Hollins maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 1, 049 in 2007 at Hollins. A very high share of students at the school are female.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Hollins. The school has a residential or campus feel. Hollins offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

Hollins Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts136English, social services, interdisciplinary studies, creative writing, humanities, sociology, English language and literature, women's studies, . . .
Drama and Performing Arts43dance, drama, playwriting and screenwriting
Business and Management19business
Fine Arts17fine arts, art history and criticism
Education and Teaching15teacher Education
Therapy and Counselling13psychology
Media12communication studies
Science10biology, chemistry, physics
Photography and Commercial Art7film and photography
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy, religion
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental studies
Computer Science and Engineering2computer support, computer science

Contact: Hollins

Hollins University

7916 Williamson Rd NW

Roanoke, VA 24020

General Phone: (540) 362-6000


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