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Holy Names University

School Profile

  • Holy Names UniversityPrivate Four-year University in Oakland, CA
  • Bridgat: Offers Free Shipping Reflective Strips
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Roman Catholic Church

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 669
First-year Undergraduate Students: 129
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 669
Graduate Students: 308

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biopsychology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Business Communications
  • Bachelor of Computer Networking/Telecommunications
  • Bachelor of Criminology
  • Bachelor of Digital Communications/Multimedia
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Human Resources Management
  • Bachelor of Human Services
  • Bachelor of Humanities
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music Pedagogy
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $27,340
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $27,340

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • ACT: Considered but not Required
  • SAT Reasoning Test: Considered but not Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 490
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 163
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 57
  • Average TOEFL Score (Computer-based): 179


Member: NAIA
Team name: Hawks


  • Ranked #83 Regional Universities (West)
  • Ranked #265 Nursing

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Admissions Address

3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619-1699
(510) 436-1351
(800) 430-1321
Fax: (510) 436-1325
Contact: Murad Dibbini
Dean of Enrollment Services

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity less selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 70%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 70%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 543
Female applicants 382
Male applicants 161
Applicants accepted 381
Female applicants accepted 272
Male applicants accepted 109
Freshman enrollment 135
Female freshman enrollment 97
Male freshman enrollment 38
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 90%
Average high school GPA 3.2
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.8-3.5

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 89%
SAT Critical Reading average score 461
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 420-510
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 458
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 400-510
SAT Writing average score 459
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 405-520
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 34%
Average ACT Composite score 19
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 16-21
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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