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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.

Website: www.hamptonu.edu/

(67.2%) 2,552 Women
(32.8%) 1,247 Men


Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
36% of 12,130 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Early Decision Offered
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
SAT Math
518 average
500-550 range of middle 50%
558 average
530-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met
Average Freshman Award
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Hampton Population
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
57% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
4% of women participate
5% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3% Asian
96.4% Black/African-American
1.2% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
1.2% White
0.4% Unknown
International Students
0.7% from 22 countries
First-Year Students Returning
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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