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Hampton University is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Hampton, VA. Most historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. Around five thousand students enroll at Hampton University yearly.
Areas of study offered at HU include but are not limited to:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Health And Clinical Professions
- Communications And Journalism
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
To be considered for admissions, you may be required to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit high school records and test scores, which are then studied by admissions officials. Students may submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores to be considered for admissions to HU. A score in a range of 1043 to 1076 on the SAT, or 21 to 26 for the ACT is common among accepted students. 37% of students that apply are accepted to this school, of which 24% choose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at hamptonu.edu.
Undergraduate tuition is approximately $21,000 for the year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students should check the school's price of attendance calculator to see the personalize cost of attendance. The price of on-campus housing is estimated to be $4,800 for the year. Hampton University may offer financial aid for students who are eligible in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
The Hampton University "Pirates" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include:
- Basketball (NCAA Division I-A)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division I-A)
- Football (NCAA Division I-A)
- Golf (NCAA Division I-A)
Contact information, tuition information, areas of study offered, and more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.hamptonu.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students HU accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting into Hampton University.
Admission Requirements & Recommendations
- High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
- High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
- Letters of Recommendation are Required
- SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
- TOEFL for ESL Students are Required
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||17 - 24|
|ACT ® Math||17 - 24|
|ACT ® Composite Score||18 - 23|
Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into HU
The chances of getting accepted into Hampton University can be seen in the table below.
|Granted Admissions||5,529 (36%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||1,004 (18%)|
Hampton University has a total student population of about 4,400, with undergraduate students making up about 80% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $20,000-$23,000 per year
- Part time students pay in the range of $500 to $600 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||91%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||68%||$9,637|
|Receiving Student Loans||74%||$6,487|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 8.6%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Hampton University may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
The overall graduation rate of Hampton University is around 68%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||50%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||15%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||3%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
- Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program (more info)
- Speech-Language Pathology Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
Hampton University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Basketball (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
- Track and Field (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
- Football (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
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- Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA (9 miles away)
- Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA (9 miles away)
- Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA (13 miles away)
- College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA (27 miles away)
- Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, NC (52 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2008-2013. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Hampton University for official up-to-date information.