Hampden-Sydney, VA
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Reviews 106 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Facilities are great because of the tradition shared on campus. Athletic centers are very impressive with great awards won by sports teams. Our library ranks number four in the nation. Library offers free copies and even renting laptops. There are many sources available in the library.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: School could do better on food. Lacks any real options that are healthy or really excellent food.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It is a small town. There are restaurants like Applebee's, McDonald's, Burger King and many more. There are options for Chinese or Japanese. Walmart is the only location many shop because it is the only place to shop very big. Many events are held mostly on campus. Bands and DJs are great for Friday and Saturday night. Greek week provides the best entertainment because of students from all over the country attending our Greek weeks parties.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Hampden-Sydney College offers courses that provides concrete skills in careers. The courses would sometimes entail working on projects along with guidance from professors. The academics are very vigorous because professors are not very concerned about publications and research but educating students.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: One unique aspect is that in the government department students have not much workloads other than readings. Class discussions enlightens a in depth analysis of issues discussed in class. Many students find themselves with internships freshmen year. The networking is great. There is a connection in the learning aspects. The opportunities are endless.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Many different options. Great parties.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing can be cheaper. Not many spaces.

5 College Junior

Academics: The amount of personal attention is incredible

5 College Junior

Academics: Our course load is rigorous but fulfilling and exciting

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The food in the dining hall has improved over the last few years, but some days it can be pretty bad. The Tiger Inn, our campus restaurant, is quite good though.

College Junior

Guys & Girls: My school is all male. Our general style could be described as preppy. In general we're a bunch of guys who like to work hard and play hard too. Girls from other schools come to visit on the weekends.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Elite college. If you can sacrifice getting less girls, experiencing occasional dead weekends, and not seeing any girls during the week; then, you will be rewarded with elitist connections, a six figure salary upon graduating, and almost guaranteed financial stability for the rest of your lifetime. A degree from H-SC is prestigious and respectable.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Extremely athletic student body. Most everyone plays a sport of some type, whether it is varsity or intramural.

1 College Freshman

Diversity: There is no diversity. The typical Hampden-Sydney student is white, preppy, conservative, and southern. If you are that, it is nice. If you aren't any of those things, it is difficult here, but not impossible. Mostly wealthy kids, but if you aren't wealthy it isnot a big deal, only new money chatch's brag and talk about their money here.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The girls come mostly from Longwood, Sweet Briar… then JMU, UVA, Tech.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: Good overall. Wifi is everywhere. Computer labs are everywhere. Our library has free printing.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Bad food. Our cafeteria is known as "The Moans". Whatever though, we are dudes, so we don't really care. There is always a salad bar, sandwich bar, cereal bar, and pizza. It's whatever.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got many scholarships to this school. It is easy to receive a lot of aid. Originally this school is $50,000 per semester. I go here for half of that, and have to maintain over a 2.8 to keep my scholarships. They are lenient with the GPA requirement and understand mess-ups. If your an eagle scout, you get an extra 5 grand per semester.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: The only nightlife is the fraternity circle. There are one or two bars in farmville. There is one bowling alley that is basically a bar/club. Parties are at the circle. Dorm parties happen, but are rare, and are bad.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Extremely fraternity-oriented school. There no other social life available outside of the fraternity circle. The girls are at the fraternities. Fraternities run the tailgates.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: Not much precipitation. Not too cold. A lot of sunny, clear days. Rarely snows.

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Old Virginia, cow fields, in the middle of nowhere. Longwood is 5 minutes. UVA is 1 hour. Tech is 2 hours. VCU is 1.5 hour. JMU is 3 hours.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics at this school are intense. You will learn a lot. You can't skip, and if you do, the professors notice because the class sizes are 5-20 people.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Recently, the police have been a little more strict. Parties on the circle are shut down by 2am, but not bothered until then. Occasionally on huge weekends, DEA will come in looking for cocaine.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: Student life has a variety of events and places to hang out. There is the Tiger Inn, which has pool tables, ping-pong tables, and a number of TV's. With a bar and restaurant, the TI as it is informally known, is a great hangout spot during football season and downtime.

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