Hampton University

E Queen Street, Hampton, VA

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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:

  • Psychology
  • 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 Hampton University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Hampton University has a total student population of about 4,300, 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

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $21,000-$25,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $520-$630 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships84%$11,863
Receiving Student Loans82%$8,974

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To 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

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Hampton University is around 68%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years50%
Graduating in 5 Years15%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program (more info)
  • 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)

Intercollegiate Athletics

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)
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling
  • Sailing

Programs Offered

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

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

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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 2010-2016. 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.

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