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Study at Holy Names University

The main campus of Holy Names is in Oakland, California (a large city). The school is a Roman Catholic institution. Holy Names is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Holy Names offers more choices of majors than most colleges its size. The school students most commonly major in a field related to nursing and emergency medicine.

Holy Names Selectivity

Holy Names does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, 27% of people who applied to the school were accepted. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 450 to 530. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 430 or more.

The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Holy Names had 1, 114 enrolled students. The school has a larger minority student population than most schools. Older students (40+ years old, e. g. ) are welcome and common at Holy Names. Females make the bulk of the Student Enrolment at the school.

Student Life
Holy Names makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at Holy Names belong to the California Pacific Conference for major sports. The school takes athletics seriously enough to offer athletic financial aid to a significant portion of its students.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Holy Names University, an academic community committed to the full development of each student, offers a liberal education rooted in the Catholic tradition, empowering a diverse Student Enrolment for leadership and service in a diverse world. "

Holy Names Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine52registered nursing, nursing administration, nurse practitioner, community nurse
Education and Teaching49education, education of learning disabled, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, music teaching, special ed, ESL instruction
Business and Management48business management, business communications, marketing, human resources
Religion and Philosophy34philosophy and religious studies, pastoral Counselling and ministries, religion, pastoral Counselling, philosophy
Liberal Arts30liberal arts and sciences, sociology, English, humanities, history, Spanish language, international relations, minority and gender studies, . . .
Therapy and Counselling25Counselling psychology, psychology
Family and Social Work4human services, public administration
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and media applications, computer services management, computer science
Music2music, music performance, music pedagogy
Art Studies1art studies
Media0communication studies
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Contact: Holy NamesHoly Names University

3500 Mountain Blvd

Oakland, California 94619-1699

General Phone: (510) 436-1000