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Holy Names University is a private institution that was founded in 1868. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 890, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 60 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Holy Names University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 75. Its tuition and fees are $33,020 (2013-14).
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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.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Holy Names University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 51.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||51.1%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Holy Names University is 10:1, and the school has 76.3 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; Social Sciences; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||29%|
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Holy Names University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 890, with a gender distribution of 29.9 percent male students and 70.1 percent female students. At this school, 45 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 55 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|
Paying for School
At Holy Names University, 85.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $19,633.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$33,020 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$11,134 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data