Holy Names University

Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate and Graduate Suburban No 1100 (Total) No
Degrees Offered Public/Private Institution Type Student Body
Bachelor, Master Private Master: Colleges and Universities Co-educational

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa* (Total Required Funds) ELS
Bachelor $$$$ $ $$ $$ $$ $$$$ 112
Master 112
 I-20/Visa costs include Tuition, Housing, Meals and all other fees in USD
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses


Founded in 1868, Holy Names University (HNU) offers a liberal education rooted in the Catholic tradition, empowering a diverse student body for leadership and service in a diverse world. Holy Names University is located on a 24-hectare wooded campus in the Oakland hills, 20 minutes east of San Francisco. Its site provides a breathtaking view of Oakland and the San Francisco Bay. Nestled among the hills, the campus provides a quiet, safe and beautiful study atmosphere. At the same time, students are within easy reach of a variety of cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities within the Bay Area. The San Francisco Bay area is a thriving metropolitan community, America's gateway to the Pacific Rim and a global center of computer technology, bioscience and finance.


There are three residence hall buildings, all interconnected by hallways and common areas. Double and single rooms are available with a Resident Assistant on every floor. Most floors are co-ed and arranged by class; one floor houses women only. Each room is equipped with Internet and cable television capability. A computer lab is located in one of the three buildings. Phone service is also available. Meal service is provided by Epicurian Group and on-campus parking is available.

Student life

  • The Student Activites department plans a number of social, cultural, service and educational activities.
  • 19 student clubs and organizations are available.
  • Both intramural and intercollegiate sports programs are available.
  • Other activities include choral groups, drama/theater, music ensembles, student government, and the symphony orchestra.