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What Makes Us Special

About Holy Names University

For 140 years HNU has been educating students to make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of others. We are a 4-yr, Catholic, university in the hills overlooking Oakland, CA and the San Francisco Bay. We are known for liberal arts, psychology, business, nursing, and education, and we are one of the most diverse universities in the country. Our core values involve striving for social justice through service.

our students

Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class

Mathematics400-520
Critical Reading420-508

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.2

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 69%
Men 31%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 70.3%  Help

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our students

Price of Attendance in 2012-13  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 14:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 87%

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