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Holy Names University is a private institution that was founded in 1868. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 837, its setting is city, and the campus size is 60 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Holy Names University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 86. Its tuition and fees are $31,640 (2012-13).
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Holy Names University students, faculty, and staff form a learning community that promotes intellectual and professional excellence by fostering the capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, understand the resources and interconnections of knowledge, and appreciate ethical and cultural issues. Committed to the vision of the Holy Names Sisters, the University educates students from a diversity of cultures, religions, and backgrounds including those traditionally under-represented in higher education. All programs prepare students for lifelong professional and personal growth. The campus invites students from all religious traditions to integrate their relationships with God into their total educational experience. HNU partners with local, national, and international communities to promote the exploration of truth and foster leadership and service for positive change.
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Holy Names University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 64.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||64.0%|
|Application deadline||August 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Holy Names University is 14:1, and the school has 69.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Holy Names University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Health Professions and Related Programs; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.0 percent.
Holy Names University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 837, with a gender distribution of 26.2 percent male students and 73.8 percent female students. At this school, 55.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 45.0 percent of students live off campus. Holy Names University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Holy Names University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health insurance. Holy Names University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Holy Names University, 72 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Holy Names University.
|Students who have cars on campus||72%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Holy Names University, 83.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $19,961.
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|Tuition and fees||$31,640 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$10,070 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data