Hampton University Admissions

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

Hampton University Commencement
Hampton University Commencement. Jack Duval / Flickr

Hampton University Admissions Overview:

To apply to Hampton University, students will need to submit SAT or ACT scores (those with higher GPAs have the option of not sending in scores), an academic transcript, a letter of recommendation, a writing sample (prompts are given on Hampton's website), and the application form. If you have any questions about the application process, feel free to contact the admissions office.

Campus visits and tours are not required, but are encouraged.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Hampton University Description:

Hampton University is a private historically black university situated on an attractive waterfront campus in southeastern Virginia. The college frequently ranks as one of the top colleges in the country for African American students. The college has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and students come from 49 states and 35 countries. Established in 1868, the university has a rich history.

Booker T. Washington was both a student and teacher at Hampton. In athletics, the Hampton University Pirates compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,646 (3,836 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 33% Male / 67% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $24,242
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,684
  • Other Expenses: $2,800
  • Total Cost: $38,826

Hampton University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 85%
    • Loans: 82%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,784
    • Loans: $12,308

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 12%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 36%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 55%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Bowling, Track and Field, Softball, Golf, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Hampton University Mission Statement:

see the complete mission statement at http://www.hamptonu.edu/about/mission.cfm

"Hampton University is a comprehensive institution of higher education, dedicated to the promotion of learning, building of character and preparation of promising students for positions of leadership and service. Its curriculum emphasis is scientific and professional with a strong liberal arts under girding. In carrying out its mission, the University requires that everything that it does be of the highest quality."

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