Hollins University: Narrative Description

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PO Box 9603
Roanoke, VA 24020-1603
Tel: (540)362-6000; 800-456-9595; Admissions: (540)362-6401; Fax: (540)362-6218; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.hollins.edu/

Description: Independent, comprehensive, women only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1842. Setting: 475-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $85.1 million. Research spending 2002-03: $392,762. Educational spending 2002-03: $11,038 per student. Total enrollment: 1,091. Faculty: 107 (74 full-time, 33 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 813 applied, 86% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 59% from top quarter, 93% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 2 valedictorians, 11 student government officers. Full-time: 784 students. Part-time: 28 students. Students come from 47 states and territories, 10 other countries, 50% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 10% 25 or older, 91% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 71% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: English; visual/performing arts; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at member of the Seven-College Exchange Program. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: interview, SAT II: Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 12/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $27,965 includes full-time tuition ($20,200), mandatory fees ($475), and college room and board ($7290). College room only: $4374. Part-time tuition: $631 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $187.50 per year.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 45 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, SHARE (volunteer group), Religious Life Association, Student Athletic Association, campus political organizations. Major annual events: Literary Festival, Founders' Day, Tinker Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, emergency call boxes. 925 college housing spaces available; 710 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: women-only housing available. Wyndham Robertson Library plus 1 other with 163,896 books, 110,050 microform titles, 12,749 serials, 3,867 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $833,099. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: In this suburban area, the city of Roanoke is the business, cultural, and commercial center of Southwest Virginia. Air and bus transportation are available in Roanoke. Other community facilities of Roanoke are accessible to the students. There is also a symphony, opera company, ballet company, theatre company, art and science museums, and a farmers' market.

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