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

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
69%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
940-1090
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Hampton University

Cost

Net Price
$23,404/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,432/ year
  • $30-48k
    $27,003/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,261/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,052/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,141/ 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.124 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.123 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,264Undergrads
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
90%
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
$42,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
48%
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
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Hampton University Reviews

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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.
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Hampton University is definitely the standard of excellence. It instills leadership and professional skills that you won't even realize you have. The campus is very family oriented so you'll never feel alone. The teachers believe in your success and will go to many measures to ensure you reach it. Overall, Hampton University will be your favorite Home by the Sea and you won't regret it!
Overall, my experience at Hampton University has been relatively good. I enjoy the variety of organizations and activities that I can engage in on campus. Being a part of various groups and participating in events has helped me create my "Hampton family". If I could change anything at Hampton University, it would be its traditional nature. Because Hampton is a prestigious historically black university, its academic system does not take full advantage of the technological progress of the modern world like it should. In addition, Hampton's leading figures are members of an older generation that is not necessarily open to change which has also set the institution back in more ways than one (politically, financially, socially).