Hampden-Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, VA

Hampden-Sydney, founded in 1776, is a private, liberal arts college for men. Its 660-acre campus, including Federal style architecture, is located 65 miles southwest of Richmond.

Website: www.hsc.edu/

Private
1,072
Undergraduate
Students
(0.2%) 2 Women
(99.8%) 1,070 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
59% of 3,240 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.45
SAT Math
520-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
584 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$63,602
Tuition and Fees
$46,890
Room and Board
$13,712
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$33,289
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,777
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
96
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 33% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Hampden-Sydney Population
1,450
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Richmond, Lynchburg, Charlottesville
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
98% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Tiger
Sororities
 
Fraternities
30% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
4.9% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
86.0% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students
0.4% from 5 countries
First-Year Students Returning
81.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
61.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
86%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
11.0%
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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%

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$63,602
Tuition and Fees
$46,890
Room and Board
$13,712
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,000
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On or about March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003713
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
297 (87.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
251 (83.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
251 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
74 (25.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$33,289
Need-Based Gift
Received by 251 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,345
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 189 (80.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,909
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 60 (19.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
91 (25.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,327

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
832 (76.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
732 (88.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
732 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
192 (23.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$33,849
Need-Based Gift
Received by 731 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,385
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 544 (76.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,716
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 147 (17.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
328 (32.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,967

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
67%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,777
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business
Number of Awards
918
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
504
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
270
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,413
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
96
Part-Time Faculty
15
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
78%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 33% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
499,700
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
200
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Hampden-Sydney Population
1,450
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Richmond, Lynchburg, Charlottesville
Campus Size
1,343 acres

Weather

Temperature
24.7 average low in January, 82.6 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Farmville
Nearest Train Station
65 mile(s) from campus in Richmond

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
98% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Tiger
School Colors
Garnet and grey

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball     x  
Football     x  
Lacrosse     x  
Soccer     x  
Swimming And Diving     x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball    
Football    
Lacrosse    
Soccer    
Swimming And Diving    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Football x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
fencing, riflery

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, republican society, pre-health society, outdoors club, tiger athletic club, pre-law society
Sororities
 
Fraternities
30% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
No, men only
All Undergraduates
1,072
Women
2 (0.2%)
Men
1,070 (99.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,070
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
4.9% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
86.0% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students.
0.4% from 5 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
81.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
61.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
63.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
63.4%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
86%
Average Starting Salary
86%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
11.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 20%
Law 6%
Medicine 7%
Education 1%
Other 3%

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