Points of Pride

Hollins pursues an uncommon mission to provide women the opportunity to find their own voices and seek their own individual dreams and goals. We help them gain confidence to compete in a still-unequal world and give them the tools to make the world a better place for other women, children, and men. We seek out women with strong personalities and ambitious goals.


Initially established in 1842 as Valley Union Seminary, a coeducational college, Hollins became an institution for women in 1852. Three years later, it was renamed Hollins in recognition of benefactors John and Ann Halsey Hollins.

Location & Contact

Hollins University

7916 Williamson Road

Roanoke, VA 24020

United States

Office of Admissions

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Pre-Professional and Certificate Programs

Areas of Study

  • Art History
  • Art/Studio
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English & Creative Writing
  • Environmental Studies/Environmental Science
  • Film
  • French
  • Gender & Women's Studies
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Studies
  • Mathematics Statistics and Computer Science
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theater