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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only Not used if submitted March 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Recommended March 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
PO Box 859
City, State, Zip
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
Phone
(434) 223-6120
Fax
(434) 223-6346
E-mail
hsapp@hsc.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 15
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 15, January 15
Early Action Notification
December 1

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
59% of 3,240 applicants were admitted
Women
100% of 1 applicants were admitted
Men
59% of 3,239 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
312 (16%) of 1,912 admitted students enrolled
Women
1 (100%) of 1 admitted students enrolled
Men
342 (18%) of 1,911 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
45% of 166 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
65% of 2,357 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.45
3.75 and Above
38%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
520-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
31%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
13%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
584 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
40%
Score of 400 - 500
12%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 11%
Top quarter: 22%
Top half: 64%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
0%
Student Government Officer
12%

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