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Holy Names University

3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, California 94619-1699

Level Four or more years
Undergraduate Enrollment 629
Setting City
Links Financial Aid Office
Admissions Office
Online Application (Fee: $0)
Total 2019 Full-Time Undergraduate Enrollment 629
Total 2019 Full-Time First-Year Enrollment 190
Total 2019 Total Enrollment 966
Middle 50% Range of HS GPA for Freshmen 3.23 GPA
Middle 50% Range of ACT/SAT for Freshmen N/A
Test Optional No
Accept Transfer Students Yes
Middle 50% Range of College GPA for Transfer Students N/A
Total 2019 Full-Time Transfer Student Enrollment 126
Catholic Order Affiliation Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
3 Most Popular Majors Biological Sciences, Business, Psychology
Unique Academic Programs Criminology, Diversity Studies
School Mascot Hawks

 Interesting Facts:

  • We were founded in Oakland, CA by the Sisters of the Holy Names in 1868: over 150 years ago.
  • We had the first weekend college for adult degree completers west of the Mississippi.
  • Despite the national trend of declining enrollment in small, private colleges, HNU's enrollment has grown for the past three years.