Hollins University Reviews

  • 11 Reviews
  • Roanoke (VA)
  • Annual Tuition: $39,035
100% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
91% of 11 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Wendy-Marie Martin
  • Reviewed: 11/19/2018
  • Degree: Performing Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"The low-residency program in Playwriting at Hollins University is a gift for those looking to pursue an M.F.A. while maintaining full-time employment. The program requires a six-week residency on campus every summer for four to five years, and puts students in contact with guest professors and artists from top universities and theatrical institutions around the country. While completing my M.F.A., I had the pleasure to work with professors from Yale, The Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and NYU, as well as theatre icons like Bob Moss, co-founder of Playwright's Horizons in New York City. This is a program worth investigating."
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Child Development
  • Graduation Year: 2011
"Hollins does a great job of encouraging and enjoying women to be leaders and change agents within their communities. This is great but the lack of diversity and inclusively on campus creates a false sense of what the world community looks like and Hollins needs to change in that aspect."
Elizabeth Roe
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2017
  • Degree: Science & Math
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Hollins University was the worst college experience I have had. I got into several schools but chose Hollins because it was a small all girls school. Most of the professors aren't great. The only professor I had that seemed to really care was Professor Huish. The professor I was given to help me choose my classes intentionally set it up so I would have to attend Hollins an extra year. I had a problem with people bullying me. My tires were slashed, notes were left in my dorm room, and to this day I don't know why. The campus security, RA, and everyone else I told did nothing. It made me afraid. I know some people have had great experiences. But I didn't. And none of the staff have apologized despite me writing them. All they care about are payments. Unfortunately I know several girls who were bullied. This school is very clique oriented. Please, consider ALL your options carefully."
Victoria Hudak
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2011
"I love my time at Hollins University. All of my professors were supportive and gave me great feedback on my work. My advisor was especially helpful in helping me keep on track with my course plan, and encouraged me to study abroad. I was an RA at this institution, and I must say that Hollins fosters great community and sisterhood. There are also many opportunities for community service, and I found my nest friends through specialty housing, and the Spiritual and Religious Life Association. Professors are personable with students and you will receive more support than if you go to a large research institution."
Alexis Hughes
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2017
  • Degree: Philosophy
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Hollins University is a special place nestled in the mountains of Roanoke educating young women. Classes are small and relationships with your professors are strong because of this. There is immense opportunity to get involved and be a standout leader on campus through SGA, the Batten Leadership Institute, clubs, and athletics. Hollins professors shake up students to think about the world in ways they never did before, prioritizing social justice and world progress. Students are quirky, inquisitive, and passionate about world change and engaging with as many opportunities on campus to learn and practice their skills to advocate."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"Dedicated faculty who want to teach, a small and supportive campus. A great place to go to school! There is so much freedom to make your college experience unique to you and some great alumni connections = great internship opportunities!"
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"It's a great university for writing, and the small campus size, and small class sizes, help make everything more close-knit."
english grad
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"My experience at Hollins University, within my areas of study, prepared me for what I can do outside the university, and I'm really happy about that; my professors were great: they were knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and actually interested in seeing me succeed, even when I crossed departments for advice. Food services and employee/faculty treatment could be better, and dormitory/apartment living has its issues."
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2014
  • Degree: Music
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"As far as the music department at Hollins goes, the professors are great in working with the students to help them find their passion for music. Many have open door policies, where you can just walk in and talk to them about your future career goals. If you are considering music and love the small university environment, then Hollins is the places for you!"
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Hollins has great professors that are willing to work with you and help you pursue any dream you'd like. They are very friendly and approachable."