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Hampden-Sydney College Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Hampden-Sydney, VA

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 Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
PO Box 859
City, State, Zip
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
Phone
(800) 755-0733
Fax
(434) 223-6346
E-mail
hsapp@hsc.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 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 1
Early Decision Notification
December 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
October 15, December 1
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
57% of 3,056 applicants were admitted
Women
67% of 3 applicants were admitted
Men
57% of 3,053 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
228 (13%) of 1,755 admitted students enrolled
Women
2 (100%) of 2 admitted students enrolled
Men
226 (13%) of 1,753 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
36% of 147 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
61% of 2,345 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
3.44
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
580 average
520-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
8%
Score of 600 - 700
30%
Score of 500 - 600
46%
Score of 400 - 500
16%
Score of 300 - 400
.5%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
590 average
540-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
35.6%
Score of 500 - 600
41.6%
Score of 400 - 500
14.9%
Score of 300 - 400
.9%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
20-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
13.1%
Score of 24 - 29
37.7%
Score of 18 - 23
41%
Score of 12 - 17
8.3%
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 7%
Top quarter: 24%
Top half: 53%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
0%
Student Government Officer
10%

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