Holy Names University

Oakland, CA

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Holy Names University

Holy Names University

Holy Names University Student Essentials

Holy Names University Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
On-Campus Housing Available: No
In-State Tuition: $ 38,000
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 38,000
Enrollment: 866

About Holy Names University

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:

  • Business
  • Communications Studies
  • Criminology
  • Kinesiology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Psychology
  • Nursing

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 Location

Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619


Getting Around Holy Names University

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Transit

Minimal transit. This area doesn't have the greatest public transportation access.

4/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Oakland, CA

Winter
Dec
59
41
Jan
58
42
Feb
61
43
Spring
Mar
63
44
Apr
67
46
May
69
49
Summer
Jun
73
52
Jul
75
54
Aug
76
55
Fall
Sep
76
55
Oct
73
52
Nov
65
45

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 591
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 866

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 46%
  • African American: 21%
  • Caucasian: 17%
  • Asian: 10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 3%
Latino 46%
African American 21%
Caucasian 17%
Asian 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2%
Unknown and Other 3%

Undergraduate 67%
Graduate 33%
International 4%
Domestic 96%

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