Private university in eastern Roanoke County, Virginia. All-female in the undergraduate college, but co-ed in the graduate school. Formerly known as Hollins College until a name change in 1996 to promote the grad school.

Academically, popular majors include art (both studio art and art history) and theater. Nationally renowned for its equestrian program. Other sports compete in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (NCAA Division III).