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Hampton University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 152 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 5 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

63% Women
37% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $56,349)
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


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%
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
  • 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
  • Ty from Petersburg, VA
  • 4
  • I am in the Honor's Dorm. It is a relatively new dorm on campus and I enjoy the convenience of WIFI and cables so that I can study and relax…

  • Mar-14-2016 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • KW - Atlanta, GA
  • Jan-18-2018 I am a current student here

    So honestly the food is okay. It could be better but sometimes i think the cooks just don’t care, but on special occasions like Parents Weekend, Homecoming, etc. they are making sure their food is top notch. There are a variety of things that you could choose from but sometimes if it’s too much or you get tired of “the same taste” you can never go wrong with the cereal bar or waffle maker.

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  • 4
  • Ty from Petersburg, VA
  • Mar-14-2016 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria is great. There is such a great variety of foods and drinks to pick from that I don't need to go to a restaurant for anything. The meal times are convenient and I can set my class schedules to ensure that I eat at least twice a day since I cannot have a car on campus my freshman year.

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  • 1
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-31-2015 I am a current student here

    The food in the cafeteria is terrible. There is not much of a selection. There is a lack of flavor and quality in every meal. However two of most popular meals are fried chicken Wednesday's and pasta. There are fast food restaurants on campus such as Chick-fil-A. Chick-fil-A is more tasteful, but it still does not compare to an average off campus CFA. Additionally, there is Pirates Grill, which serves burgers, fries, and more. Lastly, Tropical Smoothie is very popular with students. If you walk to the front of campus, there are non affiliated restaurants such as Wing Zone, Subway, a Jamaican and Chinese restaurant. These are all affordable and tasty meals.

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  • 4
  • KW. from Washington, DC
  • Dec-21-2015 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria food is ok most of the time, there is always something you can find to eat in there. The only thing to be cautious about is the carryout around the campus is not good AT ALL. SAVE YOUR MONEY!

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  • 3
  • Jamon from MD
  • Jan-26-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food and dining halls are nice, and the food, well, colleges aren't suppose to have that good ole home-style cooking anyways!

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  • 4
  • DAsia from Erlanger, KY
  • Jan-16-2015 I am a current student here

    The food that Hampton University serves is very good and our café has a section strictly with a healthier selection of food. The café food is never the same in one week so that is a plus because you won't get tired of the food fast.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Ty from Petersburg, VA
  • Mar-14-2016 I am a current student here

    I have not gotten involved with the Greek Life yet, but I plan to in the future. I enjoy seeing the closeness of the organizations and family. I also like the step shows.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-31-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek life is very present on campus. It is always great to see the Greeks stroll during parties and attend their events.

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  • 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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