Private 4 Year

Holy Names University

Oakland, California

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Holy Names University overview
Location Oakland, California
Online hnu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Holy Names University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Holy Names University (HNU), a private university founded by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in 1868, is nestled in the hills of Oakland, California, offering a picturesque campus with views of the San Francisco Bay. The university is known for its diverse student body and emphasizes liberal arts education alongside professional programs. Its academic offerings span across various disciplines with popular majors including Nursing, Business, and Psychology. Known for its historically rich and scenic campus, HUA provides residential accommodation for its students with options for on-campus living. While not widely recognized for its athletic programs, Holy Names University competes in the NCAA Division II as part of the Pacific West Conference, maintaining a selection of sports teams. The university is characterized by a moderately selective admissions process, accepting a fair portion of its applicants annually.

In the most recent statistical year 921 prospective students applied, and 921 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 136 enrolled in the school.  665 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 294 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $41,579 plus fees of $536.












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Admission Standards

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GPA 3.35

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Holy Names University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,152
Other Fees$536
Room and Board $14,274
Budget for Other Expenses$3,051
Total One Year Cost$60,592

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$55,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

39% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Holy Names University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 32%
Psychology 14%
Health Professions 12%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 10%
Social Sciences 10%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=115728 IPEDS survey data for Holy Names University.

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