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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    D
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    D-
  10. Campus Food
    D+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
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 3,651 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Hampton acceptance rate is 36%. Popular majors include Psychology, Corporate Communications, and Office Management. Graduating 56% of students, Hampton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,200.
About Hampton University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
100 E. Queen Street
Hampton, VA 23668
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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
36%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
980-1120
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$26,031/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,352/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,196/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,508/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,052/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,367/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
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.134 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.133 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,651Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 83 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    33%
  • Determined
    33%
  • Outgoing
    13%
  • Stuck up
    10%
  • Independent
    5%
  • Persistent
    2%
  • Spoiled
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.161 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.194 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 90 responses
Report
  • Family
    27%
  • Inspiring
    19%
  • Unorganized
    14%
  • Sheltering
    12%
  • Dysfunctional Family
    7%
  • Family with some flaws
    7%
  • Ambitious
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.80 responses
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The absolute best experience I can share it when I first arrived at HU, day one freshmen year I was embrace like all of the students as a part of our established class name and identity; in my case Onyx 11 (it just so happen my brother was Onyx 7, and mom was Onyx 4). It made sense that even though we all start together with our big dreams and goals, but understand we may not finish our race together. But you will always belong to Onyx11, forever. It relatively easy to seek out and join organizations that fit your interest and personality. Unfortunately, the dormitories NEED a major overhaul! GO HU.
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Through my freshman year at Hampton University, I have learned that in order to enact change is like pulling teeth. The administration has been intact for some 40 years, therefore it is very difficult to get things such as food quality, dorm maintenance, and events to change for the better. Although this year was a very academically rigorous year, it did lack in other areas. In the aforementioned areas, students had to organize a sit in protest in order to have our voices and concerns addressed. Academically speaking, Hampton University is not lacking at all, well, at least in my experience. All of my professors were professional, thorough, and cared about the well being and academic journey of their students. Entering my sophomore year, I look forward to how this illustrious institution will grow, or decline!
I love Hampton University! classes. Hampton is a tough college academically, but it is only tough love. They want you to succeed the best you can therefore they will hold you to a higher standard than other students in other Universities. This is so when you are competing for things such as internships and job opportunities you will already be ahead of the game. Hampton has a plan for every major and makes sure you have what you need to do to be successful once you graduate. Teachers will hold you accountable for your grades in the classes, and they rarely accept excuses. This makes some teachers seem like they don't really care however, if you stick through the battle and prove yourself academic wise you will become a better a person and have a great sense of responsibility. This leaves nothing ahead of your dreams and aspirations in life.