HU Description

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.

Quick Facts about Hampton University

Region

Mid-Atlantic

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Pirates

Nicknames

HIU, HU

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$16,888

Out-of-State Tuition

$16,888

Retention Rate

85%

Enrollment

5,250

Year Established

1868

HU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 3.5

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67% of students gave Hampton University 4 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

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:
4

Detailed Ratings

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.

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HU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
4,700
Freshman Class
1,039
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
5,250

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
90%
Graduate
10%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
82%
Part-Time
18%

Gender of Students

Women
66%
Men
34%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
1%
African American
92%
Caucasian
6%
Asian
1%

International Students

International
1%
Domestic
99%

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