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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
    C+
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.
200 William R. Harvey Way
Hampton, VA 23668
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference

Hampton University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Hampton Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
980-1120
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$27,441/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$14,899/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

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
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.143 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.142 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
13
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
11
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    2%
  • On Campus
    95%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,510Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
162
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 91 responses
  • Ambitious
    34%
  • Determined
    32%
  • Outgoing
    12%
  • Stuck up
    10%
  • Independent
    4%
  • Spoiled
    3%
  • Persistent
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.170 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.203 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 99 responses
  • Family
    25%
  • Inspiring
    19%
  • Unorganized
    13%
  • Sheltering
    11%
  • Family with some flaws
    9%
  • Dysfunctional Family
    6%
  • Ambitious
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.80 responses
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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!
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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.