Hampton University, founded in 1868, is an historically black, private liberal arts university, dedicated to the promotion of learning, the building of character and the preparation of promising students for positions of leadership and service. Its curriculum emphasizes science, business and liberal arts. Programs are offered through the Schools of Business, Engineering and Technology, Liberal Arts and Education, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Science, and through the College of Continuing Education and the Graduate College. Hampton University serves students from diverse national, cultural and economic backgrounds. From its beginning, the institution has enrolled students from five continents and many countries, including Gabon, Kenya, Ghana, Japan, China, Armenia, Great Britain and Russia. Learning is facilitated by multiple leadership opportunities and an emphasis on the development of character that values integrity, respect, decency, dignity and responsibility. Research and public service are integral parts of Hampton's mission. In order to enhance scholarship, the faculty is engaged in writing, research and grantsmanship. Faculty, staff and students provide leadership and service to Hampton University as well as to the global community. In achieving its mission, Hampton University offers exemplary programs and opportunities that enable students, faculty and staff to grow, develop and contribute to our society in a productive, useful manner. Its 204-acre campus, including buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located within 40 miles of Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
3,799
Undergraduates
1,247
Men - 32.8%
2,553
Women - 67.2%
820
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
36% of 12,130 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.68
SAT Math
518 average
500-550 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
558 average
530-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$46,198
Tuition and Fees
$29,312
Room and Board
$12,986
Average Percent of Need Met
43%
Average Freshman Award
$6,436
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,680
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
252
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
29%
10-19
22%
20-29
22%
30-39
14%
40-49
7%
50-99
6%
Over 100
1%
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Norfolk Population
136,836
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Norfolk
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
57% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Pirate
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4%
Asian
0.3%
Black/African-American
96.4%
Hispanic/Latino
1.2%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
1.2%
Unknown
0.4%
International Students
0.7% from 22 countries
First-Year Students Returning
77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
63%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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