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Hollins fits me like a glove.Quite BrightPolitical Science
Hollins fits me like a glove. I'm involved with many extracuricular activites, I have a great GPA, I have great friends, and I really feel like I'm coming into myself thanks to Hollins. The faculty is always helpful and very intelligent, and academically they challenge and foster self confidence along with an education. The campus is beautiful. My only complaint about Hollins is the food, the cafeteria is seriously lacking. I love Hollins and am so happy to call it my college.
1st Year Female -- Class 2011
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: C+
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It has been a year since I graduatedQuite BrightOther
It has been a year since I graduated from Hollins. While I believe I received and excellent education at Hollins, I feel that the curriculum was lacking a bit in choices. I double major and had a hard time trying to meet my requirements not to mention finding classes that I would enjoy as electives. With that said, the classes that were available were great. As for the amount of work I was given, it was a lot and most was challenging.

The campus is very picturesque – the traditions are wonderful. As for the faculty, I have my favorites and not all of them in my departments. I loved the English/literature classes even though I was a business major. I also truly enjoyed my pottery class. Overall, your educational experience is going to depend on the type of person you are – if you want to be involved you can find things to do. Hollins is a small school with a tight community – yes there are clicks but name one school that doesn’t have them… All I can say is that if you are serious about your education and you want to learn, you will succeed where ever you go but at Hollins you will get more than just an education. You will make friendships that will last a lifetime; not only with your fellow classmates but with the wonderful staff and faculty.

I never had a problem reaching any of my professors or the dean of students. Even the president of the school was readily accessible. During my graduate college application process, I never had to ask twice for a letter of recommendation. Once I even asked for a letter to be sent out with less than a week left on the deadline. I got the notice from the college I was applying that the recommendation had been received within days of my request.

Hollins is a small all female liberal arts school and even though most all female universities have the stigma/stereo type that everyone woman there is either a lesbian who does not shave their legs or armpits that is not what you will find there. It takes all types to make a community and Hollins is a community.

If you are considering Hollins, go visit, talk to the faculty or contact an alumna and know that if you decide to attend you will not have a typical college experience but you will have a wonderful experience nonetheless.

4th Year Female -- Class 2007
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Surrounding City: C-
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When I transferred to Hollins as a SophomoreQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
When I transferred to Hollins as a Sophomore I was reluctant because I thought it would be hard to socially adapt at a small university, but once I settled in I made some great friends. While it may not have the largest variety of classes the ones they do have are stimulating and to the point. Hollins is a true liberal arts university.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2006
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Social Life: C+
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