Hampton University

100 E Queen St, Hampton, United States
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Overview of Hampton University

About this school

Hampton University, founded in 1868, is an historically black, private liberal arts university, dedicated to the promotion of learning, the building of character and the preparation of promising students for positions of leadership and service. Its curriculum emphasizes science, business and liberal arts. Programs are offered through the Schools of Business, Engineering and Technology, Liberal Arts and Education, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Science, and through the College of Continuing Education and the Graduate College. Hampton University serves students from diverse national, cultural and economic backgrounds. From its beginning, the institution has enrolled students from five continents and many countries, including Gabon, Kenya, Ghana, Japan, China, Armenia, Great Britain and Russia. Learning is facilitated by multiple leadership opportunities and an emphasis on the development of character that values integrity, respect, decency, dignity and responsibility. Research and public service are integral parts of Hampton's mission. In order to enhance scholarship, the faculty is engaged in writing, research and grantsmanship. Faculty, staff and students provide leadership and service to Hampton University as well as to the global community. In achieving its mission, Hampton University offers exemplary programs and opportunities that enable students, faculty and staff to grow, develop and contribute to our society in a productive, useful manner. Its 204-acre campus, including buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located within 40 miles of Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,799
    • Men:1,247 (32.8%)
    • Women:2,552 (67.2%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Hampton University 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
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
6
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
June 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
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
100 Cemetery Road
City, State, Zip
Hampton, VA  23668
Phone
(757) 727-5328
Fax
(757) 727-5084
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
June 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Not 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
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Audition for music recommended for some freshmen
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
36% of 12,130 applicants were admitted
Women
42% of 8,308 applicants were admitted
Men
24% of 3,822 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,454 (33%) of 4,391 admitted students enrolled
Women
975 (28%) of 3,469 admitted students enrolled
Men
479 (52%) of 922 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.68
375 And Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
24%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
518 average |480-550 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
9%
• Score 500 - 600
57%
• Score 400 - 500
33%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
535 average |500-570 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
14%
• Score 500 - 600
54%
• Score 400 - 500
31%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |20-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
28%
• Score 18 - 23
68%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $25,442 (62.726824457593686%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,218 (27.657790927021697%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,100 (2.712031558185404%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,800 (6.903353057199211%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Hampton University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15 | Final deadline April 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003714
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
887 (81.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
715 (80.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
678 (94.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
288 (42.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
43%
Average Award
$5,975
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 676 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,361
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 581 (85.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,854
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 572 (84.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
36 (3.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,275

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,356 (73.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,825 (77.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,746 (95.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
769 (44.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
44%
Average Award
$5,803
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,730 (99.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,322
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,541 (88.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,952
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,256 (71.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
765 (23.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,947

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
75%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,131
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
24.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

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, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Health Fields, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Members of Minorities, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,249

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


288

Part-Time Faculty


79

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


66%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 22% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 22% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# 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
407,489

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Hampton University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


77.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


37.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


49.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


53.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (77)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Architecture
  • Army JROTC/ROTC
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Finance, General
  • Fire Science/Fire-fighting
  • General Studies
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Modern Languages
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Navy/Marine Corps JROTC/ROTC
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Biological/life sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Teaching, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (33)


  • Adult Nursing
  • Allied Health--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Biology
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Medical Physics
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Physics
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Secondary Education
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Women's Health Nursing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


136,836

Nearest Metropolitan Area


314 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Norfolk

Weather


Temperature
30.9 average low in January, 82.9 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
14 mile(s) from campus in Norfolk
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Hampton
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Newport News

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


64% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


36%

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


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Pirate
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Sailing
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Sailing
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Hampton University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government, student leaders, student union board, student recruitment team, resident assistants

Sororities


4% of women participate

Fraternities


5% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,651

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,799
Women
2,552
Men
1,247

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.3% Asian
  • 96.4% Black/African-American
  • 1.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 1.2% White
  • 0.4% Unknown

International Students


0.7% from 22 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


820

Student Resources

Study resources