Holy Names University

Oakland, CA, USA
3.61 Average Rating

Founded in 1868 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Holy Names University is a 4-year Catholic school in Oakland. Holy Names grants undergraduate degrees in 15 academic programs. As a Catholic university, Holy Names celebrates mass on four weekdays and Sundays at the McLean Chapel. With campus nestled in the Oakland Hills, the Holy Names campus provides a panoramic view of the Oakland and San Francisco Skylines as well as the San Francisco Bay.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
53%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
93%
Out-Of-State Students
7%
31%
Submitting ACT
81%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 857
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
884
Total Number of Undergrads
591
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
66%
20-39 Students
33%
0
100
28%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
40%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
8:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,739
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$39,316
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$39,316
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,190
Books and Supplies
$1918

Aid & Grants

0
100
71%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
48%
Average Aid Per Year
$31,318
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
48%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,957
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$24,659

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
67%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,850
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,197
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Student Organizations
10
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
51%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Hawks
School Colors
Red/Black/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
San Francisco
Seattle
Los Angeles
Tampa
Sacramento
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$57,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.61 Average Rating
Holy Names University is very diverse. The faculty and staff are very friendly and helpful. Overall it is a wonderful school with great people and a great view of the Bay.
Rochelle Mae from San Francisco, CA
Holy Names University is a great school! The campus is very community oriented, and it's small size allows for a student to know everyone. I enjoy everything down to the small class sizes.
Christi from Oakland, CA

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