StudentsReview :: Hollins University - Comments and Student Experiences
-or-
Search for Schools by Region
 

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Sweet Briar College -- Sweet Briar, VA
George Washington University -- District of Columbia, DC
Agnes Scott College -- Decatur, GA


  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.


Hollins University

There are 13 Comments

View:

Sort By: [Date] [Major] [Rating]

Select Comments:

Positive Negative Neutral Advice
Hollins is a great school for just aboutQuite BrightEnglish
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!

3rd Year Female -- Class 2013
Useful Schoolwork: A+, Surrounding City: C
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Question
Hollins is a smallAverageCommunications
Hollins is a small nit community. The types of people that have a tendency to make it here all four years are strong, independent, open minded women who are driven to be the best.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2013
Collaboration/Competitive: A+, Surrounding City: D
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Question
Being a first semester freshman I can't giveBrightUndecided
Being a first semester freshman I can't give too much of a review on a major department or post-graduate experience, but I can say that as compared to my friends at other larger, co-ed universities my transition to college life has been much smoother. I haven't had any trouble finding friends, clubs that interest me, coursework that is challenging and interesting. Already so many of my perceptions of myself and the world around me have changed in ways that I never expected. Yes, Hollins does have alot of rich girls, my best friend is of old Virginia tobacco money, but that doesn't seperate us much. Hollins is the most accepting place I've ever been in. The diversity is astounding, considering it is a small private school in Virginia, this part of the state isn't known for it's diversity, but it's impossible to find people exactly like me. I wouldn't consider transferring even for a second.

I came into college already pretty confident in myself, my convictions, and what I want to do with my life, but these things are already shifting and growing. I'm even more confident than I was, I'm never looked down upon by my friends or my professors, my professors are incredibly helpful and personable. One of my professors took my class on a trip to visit his farm and go hiking for a day. Dinners with professors are a common occurence. The Dean of Students knows me personally, even the President of the college is friendly with everyone on campus.

I look forward to the next four years and I encourage anyone that wants a good education in a welcoming community to come visit.

Common myths i'd like to contest:

1)Boys DO show up quite often. Theres parties almost every weekend and they always find their way here, the W&L Rugby team was outside my dorm uninvited one night, that doesn't happen at just any college. Every Hampden Sydney, VMI, and W&L boy knows Hollins is the place to go to find a girl to bring home to Mama.

2)Roanoke does NOT suck. We have top-notch dining, nightclubs, and museums. The shuttle runs from campus to the mall and downtown all weekend, you can spend a whole day and night downtown easily and without getting bored. You just have to get out there.

3)All Hollins girls are NOT lesbians. I, personally, am straight. We have our fair share of lesbians, maybe it appears to be more here, but thats because we're more openly accepting of the LGBTQ community than any other university you might go to.

4)Not everyone is a rider, writer, or rich. I am none of those three, and I have tons more friends who aren't as well. Yes girls who are one or all of those three are here, but they're everywhere else too. The great thing about Hollins is that we celebrate our differences as well as our similarities and learn from eachother's experiences.

5)Going to an all girls school does not make you hate men or be afraid of them in the real world. We do have male professors here, and boys do come to visit, and we do have menfolk in our Graduate program, we aren't completely cut off nor do we forget how to function with a man in the room. In fact, we act exactly the same when a man is in the room, we don't recognize either sex as superior or inferior, we recognize individual iniative and ability. I could go on forever about Hollins, but it's not the same as personally experiencing it. Come visit if you're interested.

1st Year Female -- Class 2013
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Campus Maintenance: B-
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Question
Hollins University
Compare HollinsSave Hollins

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→
• Boston Apartment lease: Watch out!

Are you a student and about to sign the very first lease in your li... more→

• What college is right for you?
When thinking about their choices for colleges, many students and pare... more→