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Hampton University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
4,361
Total Undergrads
Including 152 Part-time
998
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 5 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

63% Women
37% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

5
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $56,349)
7
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $50,774)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 57 56 - -
Basketball 14 15 Yes Yes
Bowling - 8 - Yes
Football 89 - - Yes
Golf 7 8 - -
Softball - 19 Yes Yes
Tennis 9 8 - -
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Sailing - - - Yes
Table Tennis - - - Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 88.7%
Hispanic 1.3%
Non-resident alien 0.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 7.5%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • 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
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 7
Liquor Law Violation 10
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 49

Notable Alumni

  • Alberta Williams King , Mother of Martin Luther King
  • Angela Burt-Murray , Editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine
  • Booker T. Washington, National leader and founder of Tuskegee University
  • Brandon Fobbs, Actor
  • Brett A. Pulley, Renowned business journalist and author
  • DJ Envy, Disc Jockey
  • George Lewis, Recently retired president and CEO of Philip Morris Capital Corporation
  • Rick Mahorn, Former NBA Player for Detroit Pistons
  • Wanda Sykes, Comedian
  • Alonzo Coleman , Football player for the Dallas Cowboys
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Myles from Baltimore, MD
  • 3
  • Harkness Hall is the best dorm with the largest rooms, however the dorm director is very strict. James Hall is less strict and you will have the most freedom.…

  • Jan-06-2012 Read More
  • Cassio from Norfolk, VA
  • 3
  • Dorm life can have it's up and downs. Being put with a room mate who you just seem to can't see eye to eye happens, though in your dorm room…

  • May-30-2012 Read More
  • Katiria from Hampton, VA
  • 4
  • Although Hampton University is a very old school, with building being somewhat run-down when compared to the new ODU; i love attending HAmpton University. Dorm life is an experience between…

  • Jan-10-2012 Read More
  • Chatan from Williamstown, NJ
  • 1
  • dorm life at hampton university is one of its worst qualities. since hampton u is a historical university, it is very very old and the buildings and dorms are proof.…

  • Feb-08-2012 Read More
  • Naomi from Jamaica
  • 4
  • I love the dorm life. I am currently staying in Twitchell Hall and we have one of the best lobbies and we are one of the best freshman girls dorm.…

  • Jan-30-2013 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Jul-01-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is not so bad, they have variety but after of a while, you can get tired of it.

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  • 2
  • Amber from Newport News, VA
  • May-28-2014 I am a current student here

    The food in the Hampton University cafeteria is extremely under par because the food is normally over or under-cooked. Also, as the end of the first and second semester comes closer the food will get worse, except around holidays and special occasions.

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  • 2
  • Kendra from Silver Spring, MD
  • May-19-2014 I am a current student here

    It is not your mom's homecooked meal. On the bright side you will never starve, there are a lot of options so you will find something you like. They have many stations including pasta,deli,grill,waffles,pizza etc. In addition to the main dining option each semester you get 50 Gourmet dollars, to use at Chick-fil-A, and other fast food options in our student center including Planet Smoothie and Pirate Grille.

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  • 3
  • Chris
  • May-13-2014 I am a current student here

    The new cafeteria just built last year is very nice I will admit, but the food is so-so. Sometimes the food will be great some days and decent other days, you just never know. Best day to go to the caf���© is on Wing Wednesday where they serve chicken and other edible sides to go with it. Not a lot of variety at the caf���© so you get a lot of the same stuff throughout the week which gets old. It forces you to get food at the Student Center or Wing Zone or Subway near the Harbors.

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  • 4
  • Gaston from Miramar, FL
  • May-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Hampton has partnered with a great dining team, the Gourmet Services company that serves a variety of items and even spices things up by having themes depending on the holiday or event. We also have a cafeteria that opened its doors in 2012 and it has a grand waterfront view, with a view of downtown Hampton as well.

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  • 3
  • Khala from Matthews, NC
  • May-07-2014 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria at Hampton is a hit or miss type thing. Some days the cafeteria has a great selection of food. Other days it doesn't, but the cafeteria gives you the option of having waffles (served all day), pasta (made with any add-ins that you choose) and pizza (which is also a hit or miss type thing).

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  • 5
  • reviewer
  • Apr-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria has all the food you can think of. but beware the freshman 15. the food is good , however you should not let it consume you.

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  • 3
  • Dazon Worthey
  • Apr-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Fried chicken Wednesday is hands down the best day to eat at the cafe. The rest of the week is questionable. It depends on what they make.

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  • 5
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Feb-11-2014 I am a current student here

    All students on campus are required to be on meal plan. The food in the cafeteria is good. They keep a good variety of food and also foods from different places around the world. There are also places in the student center including Chic-Fil-A. There is a subway and wing zone within walking distance and many delivery options.

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  • 3
  • Londen
  • Jan-18-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is also average. The university just built a top notch new cafeteria looks amazing but the food doesn't amount to the look of the building but it is improving the quality of the meals.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Chris
  • May-13-2014 I am a current student here

    The Divine 9 is featured throughout campus, you just have to look. Currently, they are building a specific area for the Greeks near the student center which adds to the Greek life. The best time and place to see Greek Life is at the student center on Fridays (12-2s) where Greeks stroll throughout that time period. They also host parties on the weekends and occasionally you will see them showing their colors around campus and different sporting events. If your thinking big time, two-three times a semester a Step shows is held in Holland gym and even the Convocation center. That's where you truly get your monies worth too see your favorite frats and sorts. step.

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  • 0
  • Gaston from Miramar, FL
  • May-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Hampton has representatives from all 9 Greek letter organizations affiliated with the Pan Hellenic Council. We also offer fraternities and Sororities for the musically inclined, honors students, and military students.

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  • 0
  • Khala from Matthews, NC
  • May-07-2014 I am a current student here

    The greeks are live and prevalent at hampton University. By the end of your first semester you will know who is a greek and which greek organization they belong to.

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  • 0
  • reviewer
  • Apr-29-2014 I am a current student here

    At Hampton University there is the divine 9 sorority and fraternity groups.

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  • 0
  • Dazon Worthey
  • Apr-03-2014 I am a current student here

    You will not be able to pledge until your sophomore year, so it's probably not something you'll want to make a top priority as soon as you get to Hampton.

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  • 0
  • Londen
  • Jan-18-2014 I am a current student here

    The Greek Life here at Hampton is very important and valued. They take Greeks seriously here.

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  • 0
  • Gabrielle from VA Beach, VA
  • Jan-12-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm only freshman and cannot participate in Greek life this year, however the Greeks I have met are fun and still valve their studies. They make the campus lively

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