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Academic Approach

We train graduates who care about social justice and give back to their communities.

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educating the whole person

Our values

At Holy Names University, we deeply value community engagement and provide opportunities for community-based learning. We help you realize your full potential through programs that promote:

• Social justice and action for making the world a better place
• Community-building and dialogue for promoting civility
• Cultural competence and leadership for living in a global world
• Academic competence and direction for realizing success in life
• Personal responsibility and integrity for serving ourselves and each other

Read about our Academic Strategic Plan
By the numbers

We lift one another up


First-Generation College Students (HNU undergraduates)


Half of our students volunteer regularly.


US News and World Report Best Colleges Guide 2020 ranks HNU 17th in their new Top Performers in Social Mobility category