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Admissions & Aid

By choosing HNU, you'll be part of a close-knit, welcoming community that will support you from admissions through graduation.

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There's a spot just for you

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Reach your full potential in our tight-knit campus community.

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HNU is transfer-friendly! Join us and experience the opportunities a small, private university can provide.

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Why stop? Go further with HNU grad school.

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Our students come from Chile to Spain to Turkmenistan. And they all love life in "The Town." (Oakland.)

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Share your unique perspective with top professors and welcoming classmates.

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Explore the many career pathways nursing has to offer.

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Special Status Students

Special status students enroll in courses for personal enrichment or as a pre-requisite for a graduate program.

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Parents or Guardians of Current HNU Students

Take up to two free undergraduate courses at HNU. Learn more about our Parent Promise program.

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Families of Prospective and Current HNU Students

Check out upcoming deadlines and events at Holy Names University.

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Program Finder

Explore our wide range of academic programs with our Program Finder.

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Some numbers worth noting


Total Enrollment as of Fall 2021


First-Generation College Students (HNU undergraduates)


Student to Faculty Ratio