Holy Names University

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School Overview

Holy Names University is a Catholic-affiliated private university in Oakland, California. The University is run by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.

General Information

Admission Office

3500 Mountain Boulevard

Oakland, CA 94619-1699

(510) 436-1351

(800) 430-1321

Fax: (510) 436-1325



Contact: Murad Dibbini

Dean of Enrollment Services
Main Address

3500 Mountain Boulevard

Oakland, CA 94619-1699

(510) 436-1000

www.hnu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 669

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 129

Degree-seeking undergrads: 669

Graduate enrollment: 308

Setting

Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 74%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 62%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $25,060 $26,300 $27,340 $28,690 +4.94%
Books and Supplies $1,386 $1,566 $1,638 $1,620 -1.10%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,400 $8,830 $9,320 $9,456 +1.46%
Other $2,934 $3,024 $3,042 $2,979 -2.07%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $9,288 $10,152 $10,872 $10,980 +0.99%
Other $3,618 $3,870 $3,996 $3,897 -2.48%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $37,780 $39,720 $41,340 $42,745 +3.40%
In-state Off Campus $39,352 $41,888 $43,846 $45,187 +3.06%
In-state with Family $26,446 $27,866 $28,978 $30,310 +4.60%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $13,788
In-state Student Fees $340
Out-of-state Tuition $13,788
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $340

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 111 87%
Grant or scholarship aid 95 75% $1,998,886 $21,041
• Federal grants 48 38% $248,192 $5,171
• Pell grants 48 38% $177,192 $3,692
• Other federal grants 46 36% $71,000 $1,543
State and local government grant or scholarships 35 28% $261,636 $7,475
Institutional scholarships or grants 92 72% $1,489,058 $16,185
Student loan financial aid 79 62% $503,698 $6,376
• Federal student loans 79 62% $503,698 $6,376
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 100 36 14
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Biology/biological Sciences, General 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 36 7
Business Administration and Management, General 25 7
Business/corporate Communications 6
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General
International Business/trade/commerce 1
Marketing/marketing Management, General 4
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other 1
Education 15 14
Education, General 12
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Specific Learning Disabilities 4
Elementary Education and Teaching 5
Music Teacher Education 2
Secondary Education and Teaching 3
Special Education and Teaching, General 2
Teaching English As A Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
Urban Education and Leadership 1
English Language and Literature/letters 2
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 14
Family Practice Nurse/nursing
Nursing Administration
Pre-nursing Studies
Public Health/community Nurse/nursing
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 14
History 3
History, General 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 7
Humanities/humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 7
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
Psychology 10 4
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other
Counseling Psychology 1
Forensic Psychology 3
Physiological Psychology/psychobiology 2
Psychology, General 8
Social Sciences 18
Criminology 1
International Relations and Affairs 10
Political Science and Government, General 1
Sociology 6
Theology and Religious Vocations 5 7
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
Pastoral Studies/counseling 5 7
Visual and Performing Arts 1 3
Music Pedagogy 3
Music Performance, General
Music, General 1
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Pedagogy B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B
Business Communications B
Human Resources Management B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Digital Communications/Multimedia B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biopsychology B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B

Social Sciences

Criminology B
International Relations B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Holy Names University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (510) 436-1000
Website: www.hnu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://community.hnu.edu/SSLPage.aspx?pid=319
Address: 3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619-1699
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 960
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 45%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 916 (95% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $39,316
Out-of-state Tuition: $39,316
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $32,377

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Holy Names University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Holy Names University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 84
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 56
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 135
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 231
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 3
Philosophy and Religious Studies 131
Psychology 222
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 4
Theology and Religious Vocations 212
Visual and Performing Arts 122
Grand total 144424

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Holy Names University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $39,316
Out-of-state $39,316
Books and supplies $1,918

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $18,570
Out-of-state $18,570

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 174 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 174 99% $32,377
Student loan aid 159 90% $5,945

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 567 96% $28,485
Federal student loans 477 81% $11,348

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Holy Names University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Holy Names University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,076 667 1,409
Percent admitted 100% 64% 73%
Percent admitted who enrolled 8% 8% 9%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Holy Names University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 960
Undergraduate enrollment 632
Graduate enrollment 328

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Holy Names University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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