Holy Names University, HNU, is a private coeducational institution in Oakland, California. HNU was founded in 1886 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Situated on 60 acres, HNU awards bachelor's and master's degrees in subjects like arts, science, business, education, nursing, and music.
HNU's athletics department, which is a member of the NAIA California Pacific Conference, sponsors teams in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, and volleyball. The sports teams are nicknamed the Hawks. The US News and the World Report's 2008 edition of America's Best Colleges rated HNU first in campus diversity among all the institutions of the West. Students from more than 35 countries worldwide enroll in HNU every year.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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