B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  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
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Hampton University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic 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
65%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
860-1040
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$24,377/ 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
    $34,234/ year
  • $30-48k
    $32,400/ year
  • $49-75k
    $34,428/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,052/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,229/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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.124 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.123 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,652Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    33%
  • Determined
    33%
  • Outgoing
    15%
  • Stuck up
    8%
  • Independent
    5%
  • Persistent
    3%
  • Spoiled
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.151 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.184 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 80 responses
Report
  • Family
    29%
  • Inspiring
    20%
  • Unorganized
    16%
  • Sheltering
    14%
  • Dysfunctional Family
    8%
  • Cluster of confusion
    4%
  • Ambitious
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
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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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.
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The environment created and experience of being surrounded by other African Americans was surreal, but they are still very old school! This is there downfall. Many students don’t like the school because the staff is old and many dont seem to care about there jobs . It’s all about meeting and surrounding yourself with the right people.
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.