Why Hollins Stands Out

16 Reasons to Choose Hollins

1. We’re just the right size.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 9:1 and an average class size of 12, you’ll work closely with professors and peers alike and have ample opportunities to get involved in activities both in and out of the classroom.

2. an education you can afford.

We were ranked #44 in Best Value by U.S. News & World Report. Every Hollins student arriving in the fall of 2020 received a scholarship, with an average grant of over $34,000.

3. learn outside the classroom.

Complete an internship — three out of four students do — or join the 57% who enjoy an international experience. You become part of a community that isn’t just for four years, it’s an alumnae network for life.

4. You Get to explore.

During our Short Term in January, you can immerse yourself in experiential learning through independent research, internships, and study abroad. Go all in and delve into a future career or an academic passion.

5. women take the lead here.

Whether you wish to charge or serve strategically from the middle, you can hone your skills in negotiation, decision-making, and navigating the feedback loop through our Batten Leadership Institute.

6. We love both the arts and sciences.

From English and creative writing to biology, you can pursue your interests in a stimulating, challenging atmosphere. And whatever your field of study, you’ll become a critical thinker, creative problem solver, researcher, collaborator, and communicator.