About Hampton University

Founded in 1868, Hampton University. is a Private college. Located in Virginia, which is a city setting in Virginia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 3,836 full time undergraduate students, and 810 full time graduate students.

The Hampton University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 305 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Hampton University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate64%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range860-1040
ACT Range19-24

Admissions at HU are considered Selective, with ,81% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Hampton University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
20%
“We know about current events and vote”
63%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
16%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
1%
“We save it for the classroom”
18%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
38%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
8%
“I only go out in groups”
49%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
43%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
42%
“We bought the gear”
56%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
24%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
46%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
24%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
68%
“They keep regular office hours”
24%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
4%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
74%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
21%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
9%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
23%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
34%
“We only party on weekends”
34%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
21%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
36%
“There might be people who do”
36%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
8%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
20%
“We know about current events and vote”
63%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
16%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
1%
“We save it for the classroom”
18%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
38%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
8%
“I only go out in groups”
49%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
43%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
42%
“We bought the gear”
56%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
24%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
46%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
24%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
68%
“They keep regular office hours”
24%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
4%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
74%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
21%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
9%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
23%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
34%
“We only party on weekends”
34%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
21%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
36%
“There might be people who do”
36%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
8%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Hampton University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    236 Students rated on-campus housing 2.9 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    180 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    242 Students rated campus food 2.2 stars. 3 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    244 Students rated campus facilities 3.2 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    242 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    243 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    244 Students rated local services 3.2 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    244 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Hampton University?

95 Students rated Hampton University

Brandon - 11/30/2021

It is what you make it. If you do not get out there and get out of your comfort zone, you will not like it here. It is a learning experience. The school needs better staff in departments such as financial aid. The administration should really lend an ear to the students and not just shun them.

Camille - 04/15/2021

If you're looking for a school that's inclusive, fun, and has great educators, Hampton University is the place to be. Coming here, I've experienced nothing but feeling welcomed and pure fun. All the students I've met so far are very helpful, encouraging, and hilarious. If any school had to be one of the easiest places to make friends, this would be top 5. My professors are very helpful and communicate their lessons in ways all students can understand. They're always making themselves available to students and provide many opportunities for grade improvement.

Joydan - 09/22/2020

It’s a great school, but it could be better if they only listen to the students, TRULY listened to the students and create more financial opportunities. I love my school, but it does have its major flaws which is something hard to look past especially it being an elite HBCU. You hold the students to a certain standard..... do the same for your faculty and staff.

Jordan - 07/10/2020

Hampton is a decent school, but there’s a lot of things about it that just don’t sit right with me, the biggest being the president of the university and how he has no real regard for the students. The faculty and staff don’t always look out for their students which is sad considering HU is a $40,000 a year school

Hampton University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Hampton University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Hampton University is 64%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    When people say college is where you find out who you want to become and where you want to be, well that is very much true. Being at Hampton helped me establish who I am now. I knew who I was and what i wanted out of life but I had some confusions about certain things and being at Hampton just helped me clarify that. I can now stand proudly and speak elegantly when asked a question of what I would like to be or what my future plans are. Hampton has helped me set a road map for my life and future plans, where I want to be, who I am going to be and where I end up after graduation. Any school is valuable to attend because it is a chance to further your educational goals and seek a better life for yourself, family and future generations. It has been valuable to me because I now know who and what I am without any hestitation.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    When considering my school, the worst thing about Hampton University would have to be the college expense. Although there are not any out of state fees the tuition along with comp. fees, housing, and food add up to almost $30,000 a year which is hard for most students who are not on scholarships (football players) to afford.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is historical but modern. It has strong beliefs in excellence for education.

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  5. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    It's not a school for artisitc students similar to myself. If you sports like rugby or feild hockey like me, we don't have them here. Nor if the majority of your fiends from high school were caucasian

    Read all  44 answers
  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anybody that wants the HBCU experience should attend Hampton University.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Hampton University is the small size of the campus. There are only about 5,000 undergraduate students and approximately another 1,000 graduate students. The campus is small enough that one can cross it by walking in approximately 20 minutes. The class sizes are the same as high school, and it does not feel like the campus is overcrowded by people.

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    They are music-loving, fashion-oriented, partiers that understand the need for a good education and are able to get up from a night of socializing to attend an early morning class.

    Read all  38 answers
  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best know for having a high number of graduates that go on to get offers from many jobs, have a many intership offers, and very succesful Journalism School.

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  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    One unique feature that Hampton University has to offer, is the overall development of confidence and originality in its students. It is a culturally diverse school with plenty of oppurtunities. Here people are very accepting of different cultures and ideas. Many people find who they truly are because here, they feel accepted and able to express and explore their true selves. Every other school may offer the same classes, but not the same type of feeling when students attend Hampton University.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    We are the real HU. Not Howard University or Harvard but Hampton University. Also we have great programs such as the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications adn the new proton research therapy institute is only 3 of its kind in the world.

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is at times there is not enough activites to be involved with during the weekend. There may be events that are happening but becaue I a ma freshman , I can't get to them due to them being off campus.

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  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish i would have known to look out for the locals.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    hospitable and very friendly

    Read all  2 answers
  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    good but could be better

    Read all  1 answers
  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    not sure

    Read all  1 answers
  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    not sure

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

67%

female

33%

male

3,836

Total Undergrad Enrollment

810

Total Grad Students

75%

Out-Of-State

21%

In-State

4%

International

Organizations

110

Student Organizations

6

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

56%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
% Black or African-American
95%
% Hispanic/Latino
1%
% White or Caucasian
2%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

96% of students attending Hampton University receive some sort of financial aid. 45% were awarded federal grants. While 74% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$24,242

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,100

Books and Supplies

$10,684

Room and Board

36,026

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$34,234
$30 - $48K
$32,400
$48 - $75K
$34,428
$75 - $110K
N/A
$110K & UP
$36,229

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