Hampton University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU
NCAA Division I-AA
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Hampton University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.130 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.122 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.121 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management80 Graduates
Public Relations48 Graduates
Political Science and Government29 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management21 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration19 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.149 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.182 responses
After Hampton University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.80 responses
Hampton University Reviews
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On May 28, 2015, I graduated high school and had high hopes of going to my dream school Hampton University. I knew with Hampton being a very prestigious HBCU and private, the tuition was going to be high. With that being said I was unable to go to HU my freshman year of college. While finishing up my first year of college at the Ohio State University, I applied again to attend HU and got reaccepted! I was happy and I couldn't wait to go. I was able to attend HU the second time around because I managed to win some scholarship money. I have been at Hampton for a semester now finishing up my sophomore year. I absolutely love the loving family atmosphere that the school has and I also love how it is so rich in history. One thing that I would say that needs to change is organization. I also would like to see better housing. Lastly I would love to have better food opportunities on campus other than our cafeteria, Chick-fil-a, Pirates Grille, and Planet Smoothie.
Overall, my experience at Hampton University has been relatively good. I enjoy the variety of organizations and activities that I can engage in on campus. Being a part of various groups and participating in events has helped me create my "Hampton family". If I could change anything at Hampton University, it would be its traditional nature. Because Hampton is a prestigious historically black university, its academic system does not take full advantage of the technological progress of the modern world like it should. In addition, Hampton's leading figures are members of an older generation that is not necessarily open to change which has also set the institution back in more ways than one (politically, financially, socially).
Housing is okay. They need to make improvements to the housing also. I was in an honors dorm, Kennedy Hall, and all the rooms were smaller than any other dorms on campus. Also there are no computer labs or anything in the dorm lobbies, like you would see at most college campuses. Housing is also expensive! More than 11,000 a year for room and board.. that's crazy! The also should just renovate and build new dorms. Hampton University should build building up, rather than out. There will be more space if you build up, but they don't want to tear down any buildings, because of the historicness of them! SMH.