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.
NCAA Division III (with football)
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
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Hampden-Sydney College Reviews
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!
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.