Tiny Holy Names University is set in the Oakland hills, with a view of San Francisco across the bay. Just over 1,300 students are enrolled, with the most popular majors being nursing, education, business, psychology and the biological sciences. Holy Names has a five-year MBA program and students in the nursing program take courses at HNU for two years, and then transfer to Samuel Merritt College in San Francisco to complete their degree. A complete list of majors is here.
The science labs are newly renovated; the dorms are not (I stayed in them for a week!). Holy Names has been recognized for its diverse student body, including students of color and a high percentage of first-generation college students.
About 80% of students live on campus. Almost 80% of students are from California, and 5-10% are international students. Classes are small, with the average class size being about 15.
Learning differences are accommodated, with free tutoring and academic assistance offered where needed.