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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 3,652 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Hampton acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Psychology, Corporate Communications, and Office Management. Graduating 55% 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
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

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
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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
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.129 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.128 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 78 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    33%
  • Determined
    31%
  • Outgoing
    14%
  • Stuck up
    10%
  • Independent
    5%
  • Persistent
    3%
  • Spoiled
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.156 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.189 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Family
    27%
  • Inspiring
    20%
  • Unorganized
    15%
  • Sheltering
    13%
  • Dysfunctional Family
    7%
  • Family with some flaws
    4%
  • Cluster of confusion
    4%

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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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!
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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.
The Hampton University atmosphere is one that you cannot compare to other Univeristies. Hampton students and alumni partake In certain traditions; some being 12-2, Holland and Ogden crossing prior to graduation. These traditions make Hampton unique because they are celebrated for generations. The Hampton community ranges from 3,000-4,000 students total a year but our connection is strong and we are willing to help any of our fellow Hamptonians. However, something I would like to see change are the dorms. They are historical building that were built in the 1900’s but they could use some renovations. Maybe changing the bathroom stalls and the closets that are in the dorm. Overall, Hampton is an illustrious and wonderful school which I wouldn’t be happier anywhere else.