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College focus – Holy Names



The university has a lot to offer, but it starts with faith.

Aldo Suarez, Staff writer

Holy Names University is a private, fully accredited, Catholic university in Oakland. It was founded in 1868 and remains focused on the sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (https://snjm.org/en/). The school offers liberal arts and profession education, to prepare each student that comes in for many productive years of leadership and service in their lives, according to the school’s website at www.hnu.edu.

According to prepscholar.com, only 52.6% of applicants are accepted, meaning that they are a moderately selective school.

While most years, freshman applicants are expected to share SAT or ACT scores, with an average score of 950 in the SAT and an average score of 20 in the ACT for acceptance, that requirement has been suspended for Fall 2021 students.

Students who attend Holy Names University have a great time and those who end up living on campus generally have a positive college experience, while they are enrolled as well as after graduation. They end up forming friendships and building strong ties.

Holy Names University can be pricy. According to www.collegedata.com, costs can be over $55,000 a year, but the average financial aid package for freshmen can be close to $19,000.

If you want to learn more about Holy Names University, check out their website: https://hnu.edu/.

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