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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Hampden-Sydney is an above-average private college located in Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,039 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Hampden-Sydney acceptance rate is 55%. Popular majors include Managerial Economics, Economics, and Biology. Graduating 64% of students, Hampden-Sydney alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,200.
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

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1050-1260
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$32,402/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,751/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.6 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.6 responses

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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,039Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
30%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
73%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.15 responses
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50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.14 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
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This is as you know it is a all male college. This college has very good professors. The professors are easy to talk to and ask for help! HSC has a very good reputation within the state of Vrigina. Everyone is nice and welcoming. The pledge you sign is awesome. I can leave my stuff around with out it getting stolen. The buidlings are awesome, and they provide us students with plenty of study spaces. The staff are very willing to help you no matter what. The dorms are C rated altough. Overall, this college is great!
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What I've experienced on campus has been mediocre at best. While there may be activities available to distinguish yourself from the rest of the student body, this is mainly because most of the students don't have any drive. Academics is the best experience on campus, but this can be found at most colleges. The reputation of the school is something to worry about here as outside of schools with close connections to the campus, reputation as a "Hampden-Sydney Man" is that of alcoholism and ignorance. This is true as you will encounter people that party frequently and engage in different types of drugs. As an active student with fine arts and on campus activities with minorities and student run organizations, I've found that most interactions with people mainly reflected around discussing alcohol and non-academic activities. RAs and professors will party and drink with freshman. I am currently looking to transfer and would strongly suggest reconsidering your decision to come here.
Hampden-Sydney is a small liberal arts college with an amazing alumni network that offers countless opportunities in virtually any discipline. As a freshman, I'm amazed at all of the different programs available to me. There are plenty of things to get involved in, and plenty of ways to stand out in a success-driven environment like HSC.