From America’s Best Kept College Secrets –
“Here’s the challenge for a university such as Hollins: The legacy of the genteel college for well-bred southern women is hard to shake, especially when the university’s location is in a small and generally undistinguished city in the southwestern tip of the Commonwealth. Roanoke is a pleasant small city of about 90,000, but it is not a hip urban metropolis. Among the highlights of the cultural calendar in Roanoke are the Chili Cook-Off and the Big Lick Blues Festival; one of the points of interest in the city is the Roanoke Weiner Stand…
Against all expectations, Hollins has attracted a wonderfully weird and attractive mix of bohemians, beatniks, hippies, preppies, belles, horse-crazy barn rats, political junkies, artists, and astounding writers…”
Find the full profile of Hollins in America’s Best Kept College Secrets.