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Hampton University

Hampton, VA, USA
3.22 Average Rating

Hampton University was founded in 1868 after the American Civil War to provide education to former slaves. This HBCU is surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Peninsula on three sides and sometimes referred to as the “Home by the Sea.” U.S. News & World Report ranks HU as #3 in Historically Black Colleges and Universities and #21 in Regional Universities South. Psychology, office management, and corporate communications are among the top majors for undergraduate study.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
31%
Out of State Students
68%
0
100
36%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1050
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. October 15, 2018 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
4,619
Total Number of Undergrads
3,793
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
41%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
68%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$28,272
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$26,702
Out-of-State Tuition
$26,702
0
100
43%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%
Average Aid Per Year
$11,582
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
32%
68%
Student Organizations
114
Size of Town
City: Midsize
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Washington
Norfolk
New York
Atlanta
Philadelphia
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
40%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.22 Average Rating
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
Great school to grasp a life learning experience.
Andrea from Plainfield, NJ

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