Location
Hampden-Sydney, VA
Undergrads
1,080
Tuition
$35,570
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 95 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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.

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.

4 College Freshman

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

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.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The facilities on the campus for the most part are great. The athletic facilities are outstanding and hold much tradition. The academic facilities are good for the specific needs in a classroom. The dorms are average, but very livable. The library on campus is one of the best you will find.

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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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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: While there is a tight brotherhood, some students do feel excluded from campus life. It seems that if you don't fit a specific mold, you aren't accepted the same way that other students are. With this being said, the job and internship network is unparalleled by any school. It is a hard school and only one of three incoming freshmen will graduate. If you can handle the academics, this school is outstanding in preparing you for the future and workforce.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: This is a community who's goal is safety. In many cases, authority figures will focus on a student's safety long before they will even think of consequences.

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3 College Freshman

Computers: I use my own personal laptop, and find it very convenient. I recommend bringing your own.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek students and non-Greek students intermingle in a positive way. There is no real conflict and serious hate for "GDI's". Most parties are not exclusive to fraternities and guest, and invite the entire campus.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: For a Division III school, athletic facilities offered at Hampden-Sydney are fantastic. While there are no 100,000 person capacity football stadiums, there is a theme that parallels that of the entire campus. The tradition of the school and its athletics is something that cannot be matched by many schools.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The environment instilled at Hampden-Sydney is one of respect and trust, and there is no tolerance for a breach in either. With one of the strictest honor codes in America, it is very rare to find any criminal or suspect activity among students. The campus is secluded, which limits non-students criminal activity, however it has proven to be an issue in years past. Campus security has cracked down recently to assure that this won't be a recurring issue.

3 College Freshman

Academics: I am a double major in Business & Economics and English. Each of these departments offer its specific set of challenges, however it is made manageable because of the individual attention and access to professors.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: The beauty of Hampden-Sydney nightlife is you don't have to be a brother at a fraternity to attend fraternity parties. 95% of events are open to everyone, and it creates a fun and inviting environment.

4 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is available from freshman year on, which is very convenient.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Upon admission, you receive an initial scholarship package. This helps, but if you come from a decent economic background, you should not expect much else.

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