|Setting:||Large City Setting|
|Size:||Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||No|
Holy Names University is a Catholic school located in an idyllic setting in Oakland, California. Holy Names' academics include liberal arts and professional programs, and a focus on service through social justice.
Undergraduate academics include degrees in:
- Communications Studies
- Interdisciplinary Studies
Holy Names University also offers eight master's degrees and a degree completion program for adults.
Since the social justice theme is integral to study, students may participate in social justice initiatives and programs throughout the Oakland area. In addition to traditional ministries, Holy Names University also offers progressive ministries, including an Interfaith Ministry and a Peace and Social Justice Ministry.
Student clubs and organizations also reflect the university's progressive vision. Students may participate in such clubs as:
- Black Student Union
- Dance Force
- Darlings (to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault)
- Finance and Accounting Club
- Hawks Student Athletic Advisory Committee
- Latinos Unidos
- Model United Nations
- Peace and Justice Club
The location is another of the university's attractive features. The campus is located in the Oakland Hills, surrounded by woods and still only minutes from the city. Students are also in close proximity to such places as San Francisco, the redwood forest and Napa Valley.
Undergraduate applicants must submit an application, ACT or SAT scores, a personal essay, letters of recommendation and a list of personal achievements and activities for admissions.
Eligible Holy Names students may receive a scholarship. Additional types of financial aid include grants, work-study and loans.
- Gender ratio (undergraduates): 64% women, 36% men
Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619
Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.
Minimal transit. This area doesn't have the greatest public transportation access.
Seasonal average temperatures for Oakland, CA
|Full-Time Undergrad Students||591|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||866|
- Latino: 46%
- African American: 21%
- Caucasian: 17%
- Asian: 10%
- Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 2%
- Unknown and Other: 3%
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||2%|
|Unknown and Other||3%|
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