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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational No, men only
Undergraduate Students 1,027
   Women 2 (0.2%)
   Men 1,025 (99.8%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 56% of 3,403 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline March 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.56
SAT Math 560 average
510-615 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 550 average
500-615 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
21-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $60,058
  Tuition and Fees $42,962
  Room and Board $13,286
Average Percent of Need Met 81%
Average Freshman Award $31,743
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 87
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Hampden-Sydney Population 1,450
Nearest Metropolitan Area Richmond, Lynchburg, Charlottesville
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 95% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Tiger
Fraternities 34% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.9% Asian
4.7% Black/African-American
3.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.5% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students 0.6% from 9 countries
First-Year Students Returning 82.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 60.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 44%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 14.0%