Hollins University

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Hollins University, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Roanoke, VA, a predominately suburban area. Hollins University has only about 800 enrolled students, which allows them to offer smaller classes.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores at this school. A score within the range of 1070 to 1300 on the SAT exam, or 22 to 30 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Hollins University average GPA (3.23 - 3.64) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Approximately 70% of all students which applied were accepted at Hollins University, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 8% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .hollins.edu.

Overall Hollins University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Hollins University was reported as 71.2% in Fall 2020 with over 3,240 college applications submitted to Hollins University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 22 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Hollins University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Hollins University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Hollins University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 59.9%
  • 2017-2018: 48.4%
  • 2018-2019: 63.9%
  • 2019-2020: 71.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 59.0%

How Does Hollins University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Hollins University is twenty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Randolph College89.6%
Sweet Briar College79.4%
Averett University65.0%
Hampden-Sydney College57.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Hollins University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 670
Math510 - 630
Total Score1070 - 1300
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 32
Math18 - 25
Composite Score22 - 30
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