Founded in 1868 after the Civil War to provide education to freedmen, Hampton University is an Historically Black College and University on the Virginia Peninsula. Hampton is home to eight undergraduate colleges conferring bachelor’s degrees and certificates. Once every year during Black History Month, HU hosts an annual Black History Extravaganza celebration featuring musical and dramatic performances. Sometimes referred to as the “Home by the Sea,” HU is surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and is located near attractions such as the NASA Langley Research Center and the Virginia Air and Space Center.
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Hampton University is an extremely strict insitution, were freshman are given a curfew and have limited freedoms. This maybe in order to have control over the freshman class and have them focus on school work, but to those who are mature, this is a nuisance. Besides this the faculty are very helpful and want to see you succeed and the big brother, big sister program is excellent and Hampton University a big family.
Myles from Baltimore, MD
Hampton University is a diverse institution with a meaningful legacy and beautiful campus. It is a great college to learn the essence of professionalism and importance of upholding principles. While Hampton is about business, it is also a place to socialize, interact and learn about students and facilitators from different places.
Shaniece from Brooklyn, NY
Hampton University definitely goes by it's motto which is the Standard of Excellence. This University holds a plethora of opportunities. Any individual can succeed here.
Naomi from Jamaica
hampton university i a beautiful school full of life and possibilities. it is the real hu and the professors here want to see you succeed. hampton university is the standard of excellence.
capri from philadelphia, pa
Hampton University is a great school to achieve academic achievements. It is a school that challenges you yet the reward of graduating is well worth it. I would highly recommend Hampton University for anyone looking to succeed and go far in their career path.