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Holy Names College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1868
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 620
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $8,121,257
Admissions Address

3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619

Website

http://www.hnu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@hnu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Michael Miller
Admissions office telephone: (510) 436-1351
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.hnu.edu/apply/  
Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 1 N/A
Lab 1 N/A
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies N/A N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives 3 1
Total academic units 15 N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Considered
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 63%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 63%
Total applicants: 458
Total acceptances: 290
Total freshman enrollment: 86
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 124
Male acceptances: 66
Male freshman enrollment: 26
 
Female applicants: 334
Female acceptances: 224
Female freshman enrollment: 60
Out-of-state freshmen: 12%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 2%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 26%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 70%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 50%
Average high school GPA: 3.1
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 80%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 450 - 530
Math: 450 - 530
Combined: 900 - 1060


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.4% 0.0%
600-699 4.9% 4.9%
500-599 34.2% 31.7%
400-499 53.7% 56.1%
300-399 4.9% 7.3%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 19%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 18 - 20


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% N/A N/A
24-29 12.5% N/A N/A
18-23 75.0% N/A N/A
12-17 12.5% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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