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
Type: Private
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Hawks
Website: www.hnu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $31,640
Out-of-State Tuition: $31,640
Retention Rate: 72%
Enrollment: 1,616
Year Established: 1868

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
  • Child Development
  • Criminology
  • English
  • Liberal Studies
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Religious 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:

  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Latinos United
  • Peace and Social Justice Club
  • Model United Nations
  • Empowered Women’s 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.

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Holy Names University Map & Location

Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Blvd
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 990
Freshman Class 135
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,616

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 24%
  • African American: 25%
  • Caucasian: 19%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 4%
  • Unknown and Other: 14%
Latino 24%
African American 25%
Caucasian 19%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 14%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4%
Unknown and Other 14%

Undergraduate 61%
Graduate 39%
Full-Time 91%
Part-Time 9%
Women 48%
Men 52%
International 3%
Domestic 97%

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