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Holy Names University
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3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 436-1000

About the College

The Holy Names University is home in the Oakland Hills on 60 wooded acres. The college provides a beautiful and scenic place for educational study. The close-knit community is not only a great environment for further education but also for developing an intense learning and personal development. The Holy Names University has been named "Best Value: A Great School at a Great Price" by U.S. News & World Report in 2004.


The campus at Holy Names University, as mentioned above, is in the Oakland Hills. The scenic view is one that will have students and guests standing in awe as they view San Francisco and the Bay from the unique location of the university. The location of the college is not just one for beauty and solitude but is only a few short minutes from sporting events, museums, and performing arts. Along with these opportunities, the college is close enough to wonderful day long or weekend trips including Monterey Bay, Napa Valley wineries, Sonoma County wineries, Yosemite National Park, Carmel, Lake Tahoe, and Sierra Gold Country. The area is also home to many different parks for a variety of outdoor activities including biking, horseback riding, and hiking.


Undergraduate Programs at Holy Names University include seventeen areas. These studies include Business Communication, Business Management, Business Marketing, Criminology, International Business, English, History, International Relations, Latin American and Latino Studies, Liberal Studies, Music, Philosophy, Psychobiology, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Sports Management, Teaching - Elementary K-6, and Teaching - Junior High and High School. The nursing program is a partnership program with Samuel Merritt University.

Master's Degree Programs at Holy Names University include MBA, Counseling Psychology, Culture & Spirituality, Education, English, Music, Nursing, and Pastoral Ministries.

Ninety percent of all faculty members hold doctorates or the highest degree available in their field. Some students have the chance to graduate in only three years through an accelerated B.A. program.

College Type: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Offering: Bachelor's degree, Postbaccalaureate certificate, Master's degree

Campus Setting: City, Large

Campus Housing Available: Yes

Student Population: 1114, 59% undergraduates

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