Holy Names University Reviews

  • 13 Reviews
  • Oakland (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $42,115
100% of 13 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 13 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Rachel Adams
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"I loved attending Holy Names University. The school is so culturally diverse with students from all over the world, there's so much to learn in every class, and the professors are great. K. I. was both my teacher in quite a few classes as well as my advisor and she was amazing. She was always available whenever I needed help in a class and also with staying on track to graduate. I lived in the dorms all four years and it was great having that full college experience. Meeting so many great people, both staff and students, my experience there was great. I would definitely recommend Holy Names University to anybody."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"College opens up a lot of doors for you. Its key to your success that you study something you absolutely love."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Education
"Holy Names provided a small college atmosphere and had strong professors with real life experience in elementary education."
Rachel Adams
  • Reviewed: 8/15/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Holy Names University is a great school to attend. I had amazing professors who were very knowledgeable about their subjects which helped my learning process. They were mostly accessible when you needed them for extra help or guidance. There is something to do on campus whether you are interested in sports, joining one of the many club organizations, or just simply there to embrace all that there is to learn, Holy Names University has it all. I definitely recommend this school for anyone!"
Diego Gavio
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"Holy Names University is a small private school in Oakland, with around 1,800 students that attend. What appealed to me about the school were the small class sizes which made it easier to communicate with my professors and peers, it was close to home, and I felt that there was much opportunities for me to grow and develop my skills and myself as a person. Opportunities that were presented to me were competing in a sport such as cross country, being involved in clubs such as Latinos Unidos and Student Body, and working for the university as a Student Ambassador. I have learned much from these opportunities by developing my skills as a communicator and adding on to my experience."
Valerie Jameson
  • Reviewed: 10/12/2014
  • Degree: Education
"I am a first semester graduate student in the Teacher Apprenticeship Program (TAP) and Urban Education Masters Program so my perspective is still fairly new and is subject to change. So far I have not seen a clear organization of the program of adequate accessibility of faculty mentors. Elements of the program are presented unprofessionally with partnering school districts. However, I appreciate the diversity of the school and love that they are very accommodating in the application process. They truly come off as a supportive family that is interested in producing quality scholars. However in practice, the support seems to dwindle where I feel it matters most, and that is in the core TAP classes. I believe that if they had an additional staff member to counsel us through the credential program it would be best rather then having the director in charge of fundraising, administration, mentorship, research, at everything under the sun. I am excited to gain meaningful connections with other HNU teachers as that was one of the things that interested me about the program when I was first applying. So far, the genuine mentorship remains to be unseen but I am hopeful that upon meeting other teachers I will gain those meaningful relationships."
Toynessa Kennedy
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2014
  • Degree: Education
"HNU has been a pleasant place for me in regards to education. Ive enjoyed learning about being a excellent educator. The Professors in the education department are beyond amazing and prepare educators to work well in Urban Schools. The school has some issues, however the education in regards to Urban Ed, is amazing and outweighs any behind the scenes hiccups. Beautiful campus and multicultural group of students walking around."
Naomi Burks
  • Reviewed: 4/12/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"Holy Names University is awesome with support, academics (as in any master Program) it's hard work. It's intense and requires a lot of studying, research and writing. HNU encourages you to work while gaining your degree, this is the total opposite of most Grad programs. I'm excited and thankful for my admission."
Gracie Bishop
  • Reviewed: 7/17/2013
  • Degree: Psychology
"The faculty are wonderful and all current practitioners in the field of Psychology and Marriage Family Therapists. The personal experiences they bring to the classroom help to solidify what you are learning and how to put it into practice."
Carol Kent
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"I have found the program to be intellectually stimulating and rewarding. Unfortunately, because we are a small school, classes aren't always held each semester requiring an extra semester to complete the program. I am hoping that is not the case for me."
Ashley Harrinauth
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2013
  • Degree: Psychology
"I personally love the graduate program here. My professors are interested in teaching and they frequently make themselves available to the students. The cons: lack of class frequency. Some people will be put behind a year or so because the class is only offered in a certain semester."
Raul Yepez
  • Reviewed: 1/8/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"With many friends who are receiving Counseling Psychology graduate degrees at other nearby institutions, I am very pleased by Holy Names program that provides courses that integrate spirituality with counseling, as many other institutions do not."
Jennifer Verling-Chung
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"This University has allowed me to pursue my MSN and work as a Registered Nurse."