Admissions 2011 Viewbook
View from the balcony at the top of HNU’s campus
A Smart Value Admissions for Your Future
Passing the Test of Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03 Campus and Beyond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05
Faculty and Learning Environment . . . . . . . 07 Service and Social Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 09 Academic Programs & Majors . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Student Success and Technology at HNU . . . 13 Hawks Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Student Clubs and Campus Life . . . . . . . . . . 17 First Year Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 HNU Alumni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 HNU Admissions and Requirements . . . . . 25 University Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Passing the Admissions Test of Time
For over 140 years, Holy Names University has been serving students in the greater San Francisco Bay Area where we continue to make a positive difference in their lives and remain devoted to their soaring potentials. Living and studying in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, and multi-national campus community offers growth through diversity. We cultivate leaders through hands-on experiential learning opportunities where students develop as a whole person. At Holy Names University we challenge you to see beyond your horizon and here you will find a home to begin your journey of endless possibilities.
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Admissions Campus and Beyond
We recognize that the educational journey must also include opportunities for fun. Our campus is ideally located near the excitement of San Francisco, the action of numerous professional sports teams (A’s, Raiders, Warriors, Sharks, 49ers, Giants and the EarthQuakes), and the funky culture of Berkeley. The HNU campus is a safe and lively home base that puts the bright lights of the big city within your reach. We encourage you to climb the 106 steps to the top level of our hillside campus and look out from the balcony in front of McLean Chapel. You can see virtually the whole San Francisco Bay Area spread out in front of you. It is a spectacular sight. The value of our location, however, goes beyond the priceless view or the scenic beauty of the campus. Attending HNU allows you to live and learn in one of the most desirable areas in the United States. Cultural, intellectual, and recreational activities abound in every direction from HNU’s location in the Oakland Hills.
Chabot Space and Science Center
Faculty & Learning Admissions Environment
Our faculty are experts in their fields with impressive academic backgrounds. Most of them have earned doctorates and many have published scholarly articles and books. Most of your classes will consist of 15-18 students. We provide academic support and study skills training through the Student Success Center. We also offer internships, self-designed majors and other programs that bring learning to life. We are a student-centered educational institution. Every member of the administration, faculty, staff and the entire HNU community recognizes that we are here because of, and for, our students. Our classes, programs and activities focus on your learning and achievement.
Faculty who connect
Faculty at HNU are just as passionate about your educational experience as they are about the classes they teach. They will share, explore and cultivate these interests with you. At HNU you will learn about the history of Central America from one of our professors who grew up in El Salvador. You will read essays and explore literature with a professor who is a published author. You will also learn the accounting field and marketing strategies from a professor who is a Certified Public Accountant and who was the owner of a privately held company. Our professors are passionate and engaged in their fields, and will share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you.
At HNU the Faculty are supportive and encouraging. Small classes, one-on-one attention, and a personalized educational experience help you achieve your academic goals.
Service andAdmissions Social Justice
Holy Names University is committed to inspiring generations to take action. Here we expect you to do more. We want you to go beyond just attending class, listening to lectures, and reading a textbook. We want you to engage the world at every stage in your education. At the heart of our institution, we believe in striving for social justice through service. We inspire our students to take what they have learned in the classroom out into the world to make it a better place. Throughout the year, you can engage in service projects like helping Habitat for Humanity in Oakland, walking for breast cancer research or traveling to Tutwiler, Mississippi, to build houses. Student commitment to these projects is what makes the HNU vision of service actually happen. HNU students are activists, mentors and leaders.
Academic Admissions Programs & Majors
From the very beginning of your academic life at Holy Names we design experiences to complement classroom learning. We share your excitement about preparing for the completion of your undergraduate degree and the next steps you plan to take whether those include joining the workforce or continuing on with graduate studies. The HNU undergraduate academic experience isn’t just about relevant majors and dynamic faculty, it’s about educating the whole person in preparation for your next step after college. We want you to be prepared to not just excel in your field, but to live a professional life that values making the world a better place. Our commitment to small classes and an individualized education exists to help you maximize your time at HNU through interactions with faculty both in and out of the classroom.
• Biological Science • Business – Communication – International Business – Management – Marketing – Sports Management • Child Development • Criminology • English • History • Intercultural Peace and Justice • International Relations • Latin American and Latino/a Studies (LALS) • Liberal Studies (Education) • Multimedia Arts and Communication • Music • Nursing • Philosophy • Psychobiology • Psychology • Religious Studies • Sociology • Sports Biology Pre-Professional Concentrations • Pre-Law • Pre-Medicine/Health • Pre-Veterinary • Pre-Pharmacy • Pre-Dentistry • Pre-Physical & Occupational Therapy Seamless to Graduate Degree • Accelerated to MBA Program
“I’m meeting with my professor this afternoon to prep for the quiz. Catch up with you later.”
Student Success Admissions and Technology at HNU
In Fall 2009 we unveiled the transformation of Brennan Hall into a 15,800 square-foot full service student center with classrooms, faculty offices, a bookstore, a lounge, a café, the HEDCO Technology Center, the Center for Social Justice and Civic Engagement and the Student Success Center (SSC). HEDCO Technology Center has state of the art cross-platform large screen Apple computers making it simple to use them as a PC or a Mac. The SSC offers tutoring, laptop computer loaners, career guidance, health and wellness counseling and psychological services and materials, international student services (ISS) and disability support services. On campus we stay connected as a community through electronic communication portals like Blackboard and MYHNU student email. Wireless internet throughout the campus allows you to form study groups and research your next essay topic from just about anywhere you’d like. In class, professors utilize SmartBoard technology to make taking notes and keeping up with lectures simple and easy. As professors record in-class discussion notes, the information is uploaded immediately to your student portal for future study.
Admissions Hawks Athletics
The HNU Hawks are flying high! Our coaches boast 22 Conference Coach of the Year Awards. Together the women’s and men’s athletic teams have won a total of 44 Conference Championships, produced 28 NAIA All-Americans, 30 Conference MVPs, and made 30 NAIA National Championship Tournament appearances. As a NAIA member, our men and women compete against other universities throughout California and the country. We offer considerable athletic scholarships to assist our student athletes in paying for school. Go online to www.hnuhawks.com for more information and to contact a coach. MEN Basketball Cross Country Golf Soccer Volleyball WOMEN Basketball Cross Country Soccer Softball Volleyball
The J.M. Long Foundation Lounge
Student Clubs Admissions and Campus Life
All HNU students have the opportunity to grow through experiences across and beyond the campus. Get involved! While you may come up with great ways to have fun on your own, the Student Activities Committee makes sure that there is always something to do on or around campus. You will probably find that there is already a club or organization that is dedicated to one of your favorite activities. If there isn’t, be creative! At HNU, students are encouraged to start new clubs and initiate new activities. Special events occur at different times of the academic year. At the beginning of the year, new students have the opportunity to go on a bay cruise for a dance and tour of the San Francisco Bay.
Clubs & Organizations at HNU
Special Interest Learning Communities
Aquatics Club Face A.I.D.S. Growing Connections Club HNU Construction Club HNU Drama Club HNU Red Cross Club Live Music Club (LMC) Model United Nations (MUN) Student Activities Committee (SAC) Student Athletic Leadership Council (SALC) Viva la Justicia First Year Experience Sophomore Connections Project Student Government Internships Service Learning Study Abroad Opportunities Experiential Learning
2+2 Nursing Club HNU Psychology Club
Brothers and Sisters United (BSU) International Student Club Latinos Unidos Living in God’s Holiness Together (L.I.G.H.T.) Pacific Islanders Club Transcontinental Club
“The new J.M. Long Foundation Lounge makes organizing study groups easy and accessible so that my academic performance has increased tremendously.” Daren Johnson, Covina, California 17
Your First Year Admissions Experience
As an incoming freshman you will participate in our Connections Project First Year Experience. This program is specifically designed to help students build relationships with each other, faculty and staff as they develop a deeper understanding of Holy Names University. The program was designed with a primary goal of assisting students with a successful transition to college, while developing students into leaders of positive social change through interactions with the campus and local community. Students choose from a variety of courses which are all connected to a campus learning community. The learning communities are designed around three areas of commitment to social justice: Diversity, Leadership and Service.
“My Connections Project group is taking a trip to the Chabot Space and Science Center. It will be a great opportunity for everyone to get to know each other and it will be a lot of fun.”
After Graduation Admissions HNU Alumni
HNU graduates leave our programs with critical thinking and communication skills as well as a sense of social responsibility that prepares them for lifelong learning well beyond their graduation day. But more than that, our graduates leave as part of a new family of Holy Names alumni. Our diverse student body and long standing presence in the city of Oakland has created a far reaching network of alumni with a breadth and depth of professional experience.
“I wake up every morning grateful that I get to do what I do. The Sisters worked with me one-on-one. They turned every small victory into an opportunity to convince me I was smart. That’s why it’s so important to have somebody who believes in you and can help you craft a different vision for your future.” Leterria Fletcher, Class of 2006 BA, 2008 MA 21
The Value ofAdmissions HNU
100% of the incoming students to Holy Names University receive some sort of HNU grant or scholarship assistance in paying for school. This is money we give you to help pay for school that you don’t ever have to pay back. It is the goal of HNU to assist students with the overall cost of attendance: tuition, books, room and board, travel, etc. Along with HNU financial assistance, most students will apply for federal financial aid using the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) which can be found at www .fafsa .ed .gov. The application is free and this is how you qualify for grants, loans, and federal work study to assist in paying for college. California residents who qualify for the Cal Grant will receive up to $9,708 per year to help pay for school at Holy Names University.
Annual Cost 2010–2011
Undergraduate - Entering High School and Transfer Students
HNU Students who benefit from Federal Financial aid: Tuition per year Books (Estimated) Room (double w/roommate) Campus Fee Board (19 meal plan) Above 95% $28,350 $1,000 $5,120 $340 $4,660
The HNU code for the FAFSA is 001183.
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HNU Admissions Admissions Requirements
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Freshman Applicants are considered for admission based on the overall strength of their high school record, SAT or ACT scores, an essay (prompts provided), leadership and extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation. We do not have any minimum academic requirements for admission. We are looking for well rounded and curious students who are prepared for the academic rigor of a university. Students must have completed the minimum curriculum required for high school graduation in order to be eligible for admission. Some majors may be looking for proficiency in particular areas such as math and science. Contact your HNU admissions counselor for more information on admission criteria or call 1-800-430-1321.
Begin your Journey. Climb to the Top.
A staircase runs down the middle of our campus. Your first day on campus you will experience our Rite of Passage ceremony where all of our new students are lead up the stairs to a reception welcoming them to Holy Names University. We look upon your time at HNU as your first steps on your journey to the top. At HNU you will be learning on one of the most diverse university campuses in the country and engaging in different thoughts, ideas and concepts. Achieve your personal and professional goals while gaining valuable knowledge, skills and perspective along the way. It all starts with the application.
Hey! Guess what?? I got accepted!!
ETHNIC DIVERSITY (based on 2008-09 enrollment) 31% Caucasian American, 30% African American, 13% Latino, 8% Asian American, 18% Other. BACKGROUND
ACADEMIC AREAS Of STUDY Undergraduate Majors • Biological Science • Business – Communication – International Business – Management – Marketing – Sports Management • Child Development • Criminology • English • History • Intercultural Peace and Justice • International Relations • Latin American and Latino/a Studies (LALS) • Liberal Studies (Education) • Multimedia Arts and Communication • Music • Nursing • Philosophy • Psychobiology • Psychology • Religious Studies • Sociology • Sports Biology Pre-Professional Concentrations • Pre-Law • Pre-Medicine/Health • Pre-Veterinary • Pre-Pharmacy • Pre-Dentistry • Pre-Physical & Occupational Therapy Seamless to Graduate Degree • Accelerated to MBA Program Founded: 1868 Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges Campus: 60 wooded acres high in the scenic hills of Oakland, California Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Average Class Size: 16 Total Enrollment: 1,230 Student Geographic Distribution: 22 states and 21 nations Full-Time Faculty With Highest Degrees In Their Fields: 91%
Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Music LVN to BSN RN to BSN Master of Arts Master of Business Administration Master of Culture and Spirituality Master of Education Master of English Master of Music Master of Pastoral Ministry Master of Psychology Master of Science in Nursing Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Single Subject Teaching Credential
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