Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodD+
- Student LifeC
Hampton is a private university located in Hampton, Virginia in the Norfolk Area. As a historically black college, Hampton has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,510 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Hampton acceptance rate is 44%. Popular majors include Biology, Psychology, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 60% of students, Hampton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,900.
Hampton University Rankings
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- 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.143 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.142 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities51 Graduates
Corporate Communications43 Graduates
Office Management39 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science38 Graduates
Broadcast Journalism34 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration20 Graduates
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.170 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.203 responses
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
Hampton University is one of the most prestigious HBCUs in the country; it's rooted in tradition and history. Hampton pushes me out of my comfort zone, and pushes me academically and socially. Professors create warm and fun learning environments, that allow for open discussions. The buildings need updates, especially considering how expensive the tuition is, and the quality of the food could be much better. Hampton opened a plethora of networking and connections for me. I constantly get emails about opportunities to grow my skills and resume. There are numerous clubs on campus, and if there is not a club that suits your interests, teachers, and mentors will help you get one started. Hampton prepares young African American and black students on how to be great adults and professionals in the real world, while still teaching them how to embrace diversity. Looking for a university that pushes you academically and has amazing support, then Hampton University is the place to be!
This school is really what you make it. Many things at this school were overhyped, I wish I knew that before coming here. Some professors have the best interest at heart. Many others just come for a paycheck. The food is literally hit or miss. Student life, also is what you make it. Dorm living could be wayyy better! Not sure why there are so many freshmen dorms, but not enough upperclassmen dorms. Dealing with a car on this campus can be very frustrating.
They continuously motivated students through being open and honest about any problem we brought to them. They also opened my eyes to new opportunities and internships that gave me a better view of the veterinary field. I was able to land a internship at the Smithsonian and have contact with the Dr. Pierre Comizzoli, who researches Animal physiology at the Smithsonian. Another professor told me about Adventures of Veterinary Medicine which is a week long summer program. With the help of recommendations from my Molecular biology and Physics professor I was not only accepted but was also awarded a scholarship for it. The Professors there really helped me find myself and opened my eyes to an impactful career that I love and can make a difference in. I have learned so much over the years and have been exposed to amazing people and experiences because of it. I know without a doubt, that I wouldn't be where I am today without the wonderful professors at Hampton University.