Hampton University (HU)

Hampton, VA

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Hampton University

Hampton University

Hampton University Student Essentials

Hampton University Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Pirates
Nicknames: HIU, HU
Website: www.hamptonu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $19,738
Out-of-State Tuition: $19,738
Retention Rate: 65%
Enrollment: 6,283
Year Established: 1868

About HU

Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, has been educating African-American students for more than 200 years. Today Hampton University is one of the most respected historically black universities in the nation. Academics range from technical certificates to liberal arts majors to master’s degree programs. Hampton University also has an active student life.

Hampton University offers professional certifications in a number of fields, and also awards bachelor’s degrees in such disciplines as:

  • Art
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration
  • History
  • Pharmaceutical science
  • Theatre Arts

Graduate programs include master’s degrees in:

  • Architecture
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Nursing

All of Hampton University’s programs have an established reputation for excellence. The school attracts students from more than 40 states and more than 35 countries and territories. Hampton University has also been recognized by the National Urban League, which named the school’s business program the best in the United States.

Hampton University’s college life includes more than 100 creative, religious, special interest and other student organizations.

Undergraduate admissions requirements include submission of an application, ACT or SAT scores, transcripts, letters of recommendation and an essay.

Hampton University awards parent and student loans and grants. To apply for financial aid, applicants will need to submit a FAFSA.

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HU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars 6 Reviews

67% of students gave Hampton University 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

The friendships you build here last a lifetime, the school has a very friendly "family" feeling. What I like most about the school is that as you get to know your professor on a personal level he/she really will look out for your well being in multiple ways.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

I actually love my school. You have to learn to make you fun here at Hampton. The people I have met and interacted with have all been great. I have many memories here that I will never forget and met people who I will be friends with for the rest of my life.


HU Map & Location

Hampton University
E Queen Street
Hampton, VA 23668


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Getting Around HU

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

6/10
walk

Transit

Minimal transit. This area doesn't have the greatest public transportation access.

4/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Hampton, VA

Winter
Dec
52
35
Jan
48
31
Feb
51
33
Spring
Mar
58
39
Apr
68
48
May
75
57
Summer
Jun
83
67
Jul
87
71
Aug
85
70
Fall
Sep
79
64
Oct
70
52
Nov
61
43

HU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 5,186
Freshman Class 1,039
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 6,283

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 1%
  • African American: 91%
  • Caucasian: 6%
  • Asian: 1%
Latino 1%
African American 91%
Caucasian 6%
Asian 1%

Undergraduate 83%
Graduate 17%
Full-Time 82%
Part-Time 18%
Women 66%
Men 34%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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