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Holy Names University

3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA

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Holy Names University, a nonprofit private institution, offers an assortment of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Oakland, California, it resides in an urban setting for students to study in. The school maintains a Roman Catholic affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Enrollment at Holy Names University exceeds a thousand yearly.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Holy Names University offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Theology And Religious Vocations

To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit high school records and test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions staff. The majority of students accepted to Holy Names University have an SAT score within the range of 1230 - 1510, or an ACT composite score within the range of 17 - 21. Approximately 60 percent of all students that applied were admitted at Holy Names University, with 29 percent of those accepted choosing to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found at hnu.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $33,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and therefore students should use the school's tuition calculator to get a better idea of their cost of attendance. Housing is available for students, and generally costs approximately $5,900 for the year. Some students at this school may qualify for financial aid, which is generally provided in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Athletic programs are available at Holy Names University through the NAIA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate sports. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Basketball (NAIA Division I)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division I)
  • Golf (NAIA Division I)

To see a full list of programs offered, enrollment information, student services, and more, please visit the school's website at http://www.hnu.edu.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants Holy Names University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to have a better understanding of your chances of getting accepted to Holy Names University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading410 - 500
SAT ® Math420 - 500
SAT ® Writing400 - 510
SAT ® Total Score1230 - 1510

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English0 - 0
ACT ® Math0 - 0
ACT ® Composite Score17 - 21

Acceptance Rate Table

The chances for admission at Holy Names University can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants669
Granted Admissions428 (64%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled126 (29%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Holy Names University is about 1,200. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 39% enrolling as graduate students and 61% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $31,000-$38,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,100-$1,300 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$21,821
Receiving Student Loans93%$7,079

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 9%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Holy Names University may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Holy Names University is around 39%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years29%
Graduating in 5 Years6%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2002)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 1999)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Music Performance (M)
  • Music Pedagogy (M)
  • Music (B)

Psychology

Education

Theology and Religious Vocations

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Nursing (B)
  • Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants (C)
  • Family Practice Nurse (C)
  • Public Health, Community Nurse
  • Nursing Administration
  • Pre-Nursing Studies

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

English Language and Literature

Social Sciences

Communications and Journalism

History

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Public Administration and Social Services

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Latin American Studies (B)

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer Software and Media Applications

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature

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