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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…

  • May-10-2012 Read More
  • 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…

  • Nov-19-2012 Read More
  • Grace from Hollins
  • 4
  • The way I see it, there are two downsides to the dorms on campus: most of them aren't air-conditioned, and you aren't allowed to have microwaves in the rooms. Some…

  • Jul-25-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Murryn from Gibsonville, NC
  • Dec-01-2015 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
  • Jun-07-2014 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
  • Apr-19-2013 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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  • 3
  • Kyri from Estes Park, CO
  • Jan-16-2013 I am a current student here

    Moody Dining Hall is average at best, but unfortunately has its sub-par days as well. If you are paying very close attention to what you're eating, you can eat healthily. Because we're in the South, some of the food is a little more fatty than necessary. There's also a sad lack of vegetarian variety, though if you're happy with beans, tofu, and salad, you can continue a veggie diet.

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  • 2
  • S from Hillsville, VA
  • Jan-02-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I've only visited once but the food was a buffet style with little variety. The staff were very generous and even custom made my mom a dish of her creation. Don't let this get you down! There's other eateries nearby! Plus I'm a picky eater anyways.

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  • 3
  • Jamila from Roanoke, VA
  • Nov-19-2012 I am a current student here

    The food at Hollins can either be hit or miss. The cafeteria serves its food buffet style so students can get as much food as they want. The bad thing about the food is that it is often not very healthy, and there isn't many vegetarian options available to those who don't eat meat. We also have a little restaurant located under the cafeteria, that serves exceptional fast food.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kyri from Estes Park, CO
  • Jan-16-2013 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
  • Aug-25-2012 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
  • Jul-25-2012 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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