Hampton University

Hampton, VA, USA
3.22 Average Rating

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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
44%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. October 15, 2019
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision October 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
31%
Out-Of-State Students
68%
36%
Submitting ACT
24%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1050
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
4,321
Total Number of Undergrads
3,672
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
53%
20-39 Students
30%
40-99 Students
15%
0
100
41%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
68%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$28,347
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$26,702
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$26,702
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,778
Books and Supplies
$1100

Aid & Grants

0
100
43%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
82%
Average Aid Per Year
$12,161
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
82%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,337
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$12,043

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
80%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$21,539
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$27,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$279
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
34%
66%
Student Organizations
114
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
64%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Pirates
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
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
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.
DAsia from Erlanger, KY