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Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
1,058
Total Undergrads
315
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

100% Men

Athletics

We do not have information on athletics at Hampden-Sydney College

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.4%
Hispanic 1.1%
Non-resident alien 1.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.2%
Two or more races 0.7%
White/non-Hispanic 86.6%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 8%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • No On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 17
Liquor Law Violation 68
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 13
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jamshaid from Baltimore, MD
  • 4
  • The dorms could use a little work but the frequent interactions and lasting connections made between roommates and sweetmates outweigh all of the negatives. …

  • Jul-23-2013 Read More
  • Christopher from Hampton, VA
  • 4
  • Depending on whether you live in Freshman housing (Carpenters, Whitehouse, or Cushing), Venable Hall, or any other housing such as The Blakes, Hampden Houses, and etc you will find that…

  • Nov-05-2013 Read More
  • Kerr of Connecticut
  • 4
  • Not to say the least, dorm life is always interesting. Throughout the week, there is never a dull moment, but on every other weekend outside of football season, it can…

  • Jun-05-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Christopher from Hampton, VA
  • Nov-05-2013 I am a current student here

    The hospitality of the workers is great, they're very kind, and generous; however, the food in the dining hall can frequently vary and most times you will hear guys bashing on the food. Sure, it may not be the best food in the world, but at least it is edible and that the workers try to make it as best as they can. It's buffet styled with some serve yourself, but mostly it is moderated by the workers.

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  • 4
  • Timothy from North Chesterfield, VA
  • Jul-30-2013 I am a current student here

    The main dining hall is very good all things considered, and the campus has it's own restaurant called the Tiger Inn. It serves cheap, quality food and has beer on draft and in the bottle for those who are of age. Local dining is great if you have a car, as it's about a 10 minute drive to anywhere. There's a great variety of places and they're all great quality.

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  • 4
  • Jamshaid from Baltimore, MD
  • Jul-23-2013 I am a current student here

    Like many other private colleges, food and dining is probably the only fault in HSC; however, that is probably due to the fact that after several weeks of eating in the same environment everyone starts to miss a good home-cooked meal.

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  • 3
  • John from Hanover, VA
  • Jun-27-2013 I am a past student here

    The food isn't the best characteristic of H-SC. It is better to eat in the cafeteria than to have to drive into town (Farmville) for other food sources.

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  • 4
  • Richmond, VA
  • Mar-15-2013 I am a current student here

    The best meal of the day hand down is breakfast. Everyone loves breakfast here but lunch and dinner can be hit or miss. The food down in the TI has more quality to it but it's a tad bit expensive. I would know because I eat down there a lot more than I should.

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  • 3
  • Kerr of Connecticut
  • Jun-05-2012 I am a current student here

    The food is alright. We have a new catering company founded by some alums, so the food should get a lot better.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Christopher from Hampton, VA
  • Nov-05-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is bountiful at Hampden-Sydney College, and it is a way to further develop a brotherhood with your fellow Hampden-Sydney Brothers. With our many Fraternities, most of the students look forward to pledging and serving in these wonderful organizations.

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  • 0
  • Timothy from North Chesterfield, VA
  • Jul-30-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is the center of this school. It's all male, so the fraternities on campus are the center of attention. Getting a bid is pretty easy because of the size of the school, though dues can be pretty expensive. There are about 12 social fraternities and a couple professional fraternities. Friday and Saturday are the big party nights, and there are a couple parties each night, depending on the time of year. Greek life is highly recommended by anyone who attends this school.

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  • 0
  • Richmond, VA
  • Mar-15-2013 I am a current student here

    I'm not a member of any of the fraternities, but I hear that they are amazing and the parties are pretty good too.

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  • 0
  • Kerr of Connecticut
  • Jun-05-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is prominent! Think of Greek life at one of the largest party schools and just shrink it to fit a student body of 1300. Pretty freaking epic if I do say so myself.

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