Holy Names University

3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619-1699

About Holy Names University

Holy Names University is classified as a college or university with a medium-sized master’s program. Colleges and universities with a medium-sized master’s program typically award between 100 and 199 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This small four-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 degree-seeking students. Most students are enrolled full time, and up to half of the student body resides on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and professional fields. The majority of graduate degrees are awarded within a professional field other than business or education. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are full time students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with the majority of students enrolled in undergrad programs. 25-49% of students are enrolled in graduate programs.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate693
Student Age% Under 2546%
 % 25 and Over52%
 % Age Unknown2%
Attendance Type% Full-time56%
 % Part-time44%
Race/Ethnicity% White21.4%
 % Black20.1%
 % Asian11.6%
 % Latino14.4%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown22.3%
 % International student4%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingCity
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyWeb Design & New Media
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted84%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled29%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT87%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT38%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800500 / 800
 SAT Writing400 / 800510 / 800
 SAT Math400 / 800508 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite17 / 3621 / 36
 ACT English / 36
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math / 36 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$
 In-State Tuition & Fees$28,690
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$28,690
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid87%
 % Undergraduates with Loans62%
 % Undergraduates with Grants75%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,620
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,456
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,980
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,979
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,897
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,041

Neighborhood Data for the Oakland Area

Median Age36.1
Median Household Income$51,144
Total Population389,397
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.3% 51.7%
 Age 0-950.7%49.3%
 Age 10-1749.2%50.8%
 Age 18-2449.8%50.2%
 Age 25-2947.7%52.3%
 Age 30-3950.0%50.0%
Race/Ethnicity% White39.0%
 % Black28.1%
 % Asian16.1%
 % Latino25.0%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Pacific Islander0.5%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.5%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,456
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,980
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$961
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50022.1%14.7%4.8%
 $500 to $74926.9%9.7%0.0%
 $750 to $99934.7%34.7%17.6%
 Over $100016.3%40.9%68.9%
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