Hampden-Sydney College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Morton Hall at Hampden–Sydney College

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Hampden-Sydney College Admissions Overview:

To apply to Hampden-Sydney College, students will need to submit an application (the Common Application is accepted), official high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, standardized test scores, and an essay. Be sure to check out Hampden-Sydney's website for updated requirements and deadlines. The school has an acceptance rate of 56%, making it somewhat selective.

Admissions Data (2016):

Hampden-Sydney College Description:

Founded in 1775, Hampden-Sydney College is the 10th oldest college in the United States. It is also one of the few all-male colleges in the country. Hampden-Sydney's attractive 1340-acre campus is located about 60 miles from Richmond, Virginia, and it features red-brick buildings in the Federal style. The college if affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, and its general education goals include moral, civic, and academic components. The college has an impressive 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,027 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 100% Male
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,962
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,286
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $59,248

Hampden-Sydney College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 57%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,908
    • Loans: $9,111

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business, Economics, English, History, Political Science, Psychology.

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 13%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 60%
  1. 6-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Lacrosse, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Hampden-Sydney College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.hsc.edu/About-H-SC/College-Mission.html

"Hampden-Sydney College seeks to form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning."

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