B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Hampden-Sydney College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
PO Box 667
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
Website

Hampden-Sydney College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1010-1230
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$33,210/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,402/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,804/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,435/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,195/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,237/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.5 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.5 responses

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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,086Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
27%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
71%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.14 responses
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46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.13 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
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Incredible School. Great Environment. Classes are very interesting, primarily taught in the Socratic method. Professors greatly emphasize critical thinking. The Honors Program, Wilson Leadership Center, Center for Entrepreneurship and Political Economy, and the many clubs (that you get to lead) always give you something fun to do during the week. Weekends provide a great opportunity to relax and party or go do something fun with one of the campus groups. I'm loving it!
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There's truly no place like Hampden-Sydney College. The brotherhood makes this place special; everyone knows everyone. Students and professors are able to have discussions both inside and outside the classroom. The professors here teach students how to think for themselves! The tradition of honor here really distinguishes the college because it creates a great sense of trust among the students. There are numerous clubs and organizations in which a person can get involved. I could go on and on about the college. I have nothing bad to say about Hampden-Sydney College.
Hampden-Sydney College provided me the opportunity to receive a premier liberal arts education, meet and make life-long friends, share thought provoking discussions in the classroom, travel abroad, and develop a common sense leadership approach amongst peers in an evolving environment - with an emphasis on integrity, morals, and ethics. Having graduated from "H-SC" and now an Active Duty Army Officer, I am most thankful for the principles I gained from this historic institution.