1,871 reviews
  1. Hampton, VA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Hampton University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
E Queen Street
Hampton, VA 23668

Hampton University 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
29%
SAT Scores Range
910-1100
ACT Scores Range
20-22
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Hampton University

Cost

Net Price
$22,529/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,022/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,056/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,991/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,052/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,274/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.130 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.120 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.119 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,276Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    33%
  • Determined
    33%
  • Outgoing
    16%
  • Stuck up
    7%
  • Independent
    6%
  • Persistent
    3%
  • Spoiled
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.147 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.180 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • Family
    29%
  • Inspiring
    21%
  • Unorganized
    16%
  • Sheltering
    14%
  • Dysfunctional Family
    8%
  • Cluster of confusion
    4%
  • Ambitious
    3%

After Hampton University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.80 responses

Hampton University Reviews

1,871 reviews
All Categories
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.
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.
  • College Sophomore
  • 8 months ago
  • Housing
Hampton University isn't where I wanted to be, but it definitely is where I needed to be! The experience here is unparalleled, and is something that is worth the tuition. The campus is beautiful, the social scene is pretty cool, the only drawback is the administration.