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Hollins University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 26 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

94% Women
6% Men


Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association

Old Dominion Athletic Conference

  • Basketball

Total Varsity Sports


Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Fencing - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Softball - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 8.5%
Hispanic 3.1%
Non-resident alien 4.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 82.7%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 9

Notable Alumni

  • Ann Compton, news reporter
  • Annie Dillard, Pulitzer Prize,winning author
  • Carol Semple, golfer
  • Donna Richardson, fitness instructor, author, ESPN commentator
  • Ellen Malcolm, founder of EMILY's List, political activist, heiress
  • Kiran Desai, author
  • Lee Smith, author
  • Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize, winning poet
  • Sally Mann, photographer
  • Margaret Wise Brown, children's book author
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Kalyn from Richmond, VA
  • 3
  • The only dorm on campus that has air conditioning is Tinker, the first-year's dorm. All the rest are just heating. You're at the mercy of the outside weather and your…

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  • Jamila from Roanoke, VA
  • 4
  • The dorm life at Hollins is very rich. The dorms are located close to the academic buildings which makes it easy for students to go from there room to class…

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  • Murryn from Gibsonville, NC
  • 4
  • I like the dorms. The place is usually clean, the Wi-Fi works fine. Almost everyone is friendly. People are willing to talk about issues instead of boiling over. …

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Josepha from Roanoke, VA
  • I am a current student here

    You have a variety of choices at our dining hall here at Hollins. The services try their best at accommodating any dietary restrictions. They are also always open to feedback and suggestions!

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  • 5
  • Samantha from Delmar, DE
  • I am a current student here

    I love the food at Hollins. I love all of the different options that are provided. My personal favorite is the salad bar because there are so many options!

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  • 4
  • Murryn from Gibsonville, NC
  • I am a current student here

    Some people say the dining hall isn't up to par, but it's warm food on bad days. It may need seasoning, and pizza and pasta do get old quickly, but there's always something available.

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  • 2
  • Kelsey from Haines City, FL
  • I am a past student here

    While I was there, we had Sodexo as our food service provider. While the staff where great and friendly, the food choices were usually lacking. However, they are moving to a new group for the 2014/15 school year.

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  • 3
  • Angela from Richmond, VA
  • I am a current student here

    The cafeteria can be hit or miss on the quality, but Moody is not the only place a student can grab a bite to eat. The Rat and Jazzmen's are usually pretty good.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kyri from Estes Park, CO
  • I am a current student here

    Since we're already like a giant sorority, we don't have any official sororities on campus. The closest would be ADA, but they aren't so much Greek as a secret society that raises awareness and excitement for events coming up on the horizon. Instead of togas, they wear purple.

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  • 0
  • Paige from Wirtz, VA
  • I am a current student here

    Hollins prides itself for not having a Greek Life. We are such a small school it would be really hard to have one. Though we don't have a Greek Life, we have two secret societies.

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  • 0
  • Grace from Hollins
  • I am a current student here

    No sororities at Hollins. We do have specialty dorms, which are dorms based on an interest, such as French, Spanish, anime, community service, outdoor activities, and more.

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