Hampton Fast Facts
Hampton University is a private, historically black institution near the Chesapeake Bay on the eastern edge of Virginia. Students at Hampton University can choose from nearly 70 undergraduate majors and master’s programs in more than 25 fields, including health and physics. On the Hampton University campus, with some exceptions for residence halls, students must follow a dress code that prohibits fashions such as baseball caps, do-rags, and low-rise pants that expose underwear.
The university, sometimes shortened to HU, offers many ways to get involved, including more than 100 student-run organizations and events such as theatrical performances, concerts, and recitals. Student athletes can get involved at the recreational level or try out for the Hampton University Pirates varsity teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Notable Hampton University alumni include Alberta Williams King, mother of Martin Luther King Jr.; Booker T. Washington, influential African-American educator and first head of Tuskegee University; and Wanda Sykes, Emmy Award-winning comedian.
Hampton was on our 2013 Intersession College Tour.
Students interested in Hampton should note that there is a new $10,000 scholarship opportunity that does not incorporate ACT scores. Otherwise, the scholarships are based on test scores as seen here. Please apply by November 1 to be considered.
Location: Hampton, VA
Number of Undergraduates: 4,360
Percentage of Black students: 97%
Overall 4 year graduation rate: 37%
Overall 5 year graduation rate: 46%
4 year Black female graduation rate: 43%
4 year Black male graduation rate: 26%
4 year Latino graduation rate: N/A
4 year Latina graduation rate: N/A
North Lawndale Alumni graduates: 0
North Lawndale Alumni persistence rate (returning to school beyond 4 semesters): N/A
Average % of financial need met: 56%
Estimated cost of attendance: $32, 428
Average indebtedness at graduation: $11,330
Admission Contact: Office of Admissions 800-624-3328
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Academic Support/Admissions Programs:
Student Support Programs The purpose of the SSS Program at Hampton University is to help eligible students meet and maintain the academic performance level required for satisfactory academic standing at the University. To assist students in this effort, various academic support services are provided free of charge. Active participation in the SSS Program will increase the students’ chances of graduating.