Hampden-Sydney College

80 College Rd, Hampden Sydney, United States
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Overview of Hampden-Sydney College

About this school

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.
  • Website


    www.hsc.edu/
  • Coeducational


    No, men only

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,046
    • Men:1,045 (99.9%)
    • Women:1 (0.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Hampden-Sydney College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
March 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
Not used if submitted
March 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Recommended
March 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 859
City, State, Zip
Hampden-Sydney, VA  23943
Phone
(434) 223-6120
Fax
(434) 223-6346
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 15, January 15
Early Action Notification
February 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
55% of 3,573 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
55% of 3,573 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
312 (16%) of 1,967 admitted students enrolled
Women
Not reported
Men
312 (16%) of 1,967 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.44
375 And Above
38%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
570 average |520-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
32%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
16%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
590 average |530-635 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
9%
• Score 600 - 700
36%
• Score 500 - 600
42%
• Score 400 - 500
13%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |21-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $45,852 (73.46899535330877%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,558 (21.724082679057844%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (1.602307322544464%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,000 (3.204614645088928%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Hampden-Sydney College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On or about March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003713
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
274 (87.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
229 (83.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
229 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
59 (25.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$33,456
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 229 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,916
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 184 (80.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,405
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 44 (19.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
80 (25.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,826

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
792 (76.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
687 (86.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
686 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
161 (23.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$33,875
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 686 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,908
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 525 (76.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,183
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 117 (17.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
341 (32.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,872

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,921
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
85.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
15.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Education, Home Economics, International Studies, Premedicine
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,395

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


95

Part-Time Faculty


15

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


80%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 33% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 41% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
462,052

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
200
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Hampden-Sydney College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


83.7%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


60.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


62.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


63.4%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (29)


  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


1,450

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,343 acres

Environment


Rural community

Campus Size


Richmond, Lynchburg, Charlottesville

Weather


Temperature
24.7 average low in January, 82.6 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
65 mile(s) from campus in Richmond
Nearest Bus Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Farmville
Nearest Train Station
65 mile(s) from campus in Richmond

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


98% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


2%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Tiger
School Colors
Garnet and grey

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Hampden-Sydney College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, republican society, pre-health society, outdoors club, tiger athletic club, pre-law society

Sororities


Fraternities


30% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


No, men only

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,046

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,046
Women
1
Men
1,045

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.5% Asian
  • 4.4% Black/African-American
  • 3.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 86.3% White
  • 1.2% Unknown

International Students


0.3% from 6 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources