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| Hollins University says that everyone is approachable and friendly, and that the staff is there to help you reach your true potential, but in truth, it isn't, and they aren't. In all of my years traveling from school to school in high school, Hollins is the first place where I haven't been able to find someone who is true, selfless, and genuinely friendly. The teachers- who should matter the most- are excellent. The admissions staff? Top notch. But when it comes to Res Life, Financial Aid, or even management staff, prepare to meet some of the most self absorbed, money oriented, "screw you over with a smile on their face" group of people in Virginia.|
The students are snooty, and if you're not willing to completely lose EVERY one of your beliefs and conform to what they say is right, they will label you as "intolerant" and "arrogant". If you're a Christian, you'd better become an atheist. If you're a republican, you'd better become a staunch Democrat. If you're white, you'd better hate yourself for it. If you're black, you'd better be prepared to experience blatant racism, and gosh-darnit, you'd better do it with a smile on your face, because no one at Hollins is racist-- we just schedule 4 Black History Month events, and cancel all of them, but it's ok because we still have our basketball games scheduled! And most importantly, if you're straight, you'd better start falling in love with women-- otherwise, you're an intolerant freak who deserves to be alienated.
Long story short? I'm leaving as soon as I can.
|Mar 06 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2015 |
| I came to Hollins because I was told that you could be who you wanted to be without judgement. I was also very drawn to the film program by Klaus Phillips. All of my campus visits were wonderful and I thought the campus would be great to live on but I hate it now. I constantly feel left out, all of the students are so liberal and close-minded to views that aren't "diverse" enough that it drives me insane. I've shown up to several social events but I can never seem to find any friends and people have said very negative things about me when I correct them when they say things like "All christians are closed minded" or "christians hate gays." I'm personally sick of being stereotyped for not being as "diverse" as everyone else here. Personally this campus makes me sick because of all of the hypocrisy. The faculty are wonderful but the students are not. |
|Jan 20 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2015 |
| Hollins is a great school for just about any major, especially those in the humanities or social sciences. All the faculty members are so nice and helpful. I have one professor who is not my advisor, but is willing to sit down with me and chat about problems with a class or life. Also, all the professors I have had are highly educated, published, and have their own websites. Some even have their own wikipedia page! Those things are the mark of quality teachers. |
The student body is also very diverse and accepting. You can feel free to express yourself through unique dress without being ostracized, for example. People are friendly and willing to help if you need help. There is a strong sense of community here without being mindless school worship. We are proud of our college, but keep it in perspective. Also, fun fact: we have no mascot! Academics are a top priority here instead of sports. That is not to say there aren't good opportunities of you are interested in that. The equestrian program, for example, is highly celebrated and boasts many members. It is a little bit expensive if you are just interested in taking lessons for fun. I'm sad that my time here is almost up because Hollins is a great school!
|Oct 27 2011|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2013 |