Location
Hampton, VA
Undergrads
3,764
Tuition
$19,238
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Junior

Academics: Registration process can be somewhat difficult sometimes. You have to really be on your game and staying up with your professors to get to where you want/need to be. Professors in my major are very adament on class attendance because there is so much material that is to be learned.

4 College Junior

Academics: The aspects of the sport management programs are very beneficial; you just really have to apply yourself and dedicate your time for getting the most out of it. The workload and curriculum is decent; it just makes you really be on top of your game and learn how to manage everything. Internship and job opportunities are available only if you apply yourself to obtain one. Everything you need is there; only thing that matters is is if you are willing to go for it

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I really feel that dorms at Hampton could be way better than what they are. I understand how they want to stick to tradition and always keep that traditional lifestyle in tact, but these days, it's impossible to do so. The living conditions that we as students need are modernized. Community bathrooms suck especially if some of the showers/toilets are broken. What we are paying for room&board definitely is not worth the living conditions.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Curfew for freshmans are beneficial; it teaches them to have patience, discipline, and time management. As far as visitation goes, it sucks. I feel that everyone should have open visitation throughout the week, during certain hours, if they still want to continue with the strict rules. I feel that we should have some of the privileges public schools have.. Which is a reason why most students at Hampton are rebellious because it feels like we are being treated like children.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The cafeteria food is what you make it. I just wish there were 24 hour options for food or something because those are the hours where most students get hungry. The dining hall is very good. I like the variety of foods that we have on a daily basis.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The students are pretty supportive of the athletics at the school. Attendance to home games are great and people carpool to the important away games. The teams do pretty well too, and even if you're not a varsity athlete, you can find some club team to join.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's only a few places to eat that are off campus, and by off campus I mean literally right across the stree from the university library. On the bright side, you don't have to walk far for food if you need it. On the downside, your pockets might be feeling empty after you get your food, from the same very small handful of places you've been eating from all year long. Oh, and if you were hoping for a late night snack, your options are narrowed down to overly priced chicken wings or a much longer walk downtown to the local 7-11.

2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Being a college student in Hampton can be a real bummer without transportation because all the fun is away from campus. The school is located in downtown Hampton, and downtown doesn't really have anything for recreation or shopping or entertainment. The school is like an island civilization you can only escape by taxi or car.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are apartments near campus and the cost to live off campus is just about the same as living on campus, so I'd say it's a pretty good deal because freedom on campus is very limited. On the downside, there's only one area of apartments close enough to the school to where you wouldn't need your own car. Other areas with apartments would in the city would definitely require for you to have a car to easily get on campus.

College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I am not yet attending this college but I have heard many things from professors and current students that attend this school.

College Freshman

Majors: I will start taking classes for my major in the fall but by obtaining information from the professors and chairperson of my major, I was able to get tons of encouraging words about the major.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The only difficulty I had with my major (Biology) was choosing the correct classes for that particular major. Other than that the process of admission was fairly easy.

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College Freshman

Overall Experience: Well I am not yet attending the school. I will be attending this fall, but I have been on the campus plenty of times since I have been in 8th grade. This school is so unique because it is a HBCU.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: Campus events are always interesting and exciting. Also students can hang out in the newly built student center.

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3 College Freshman

Facilities: Hampton University gives so many opportunities for every attending students to get involved and to get to know peers.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Security is high on campus. We have dress code and if it is not followed, security will ask us to go back to our dorms and change into something more appropriate.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is average. No one will be disowned if they are not a part of the Greeks

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everybody is friendly and is willing to help peers.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining options at my school include those average fast food restaurants that are convenient to college students.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Students living off-campus have a lot of opportunities to exactly where they want to live. They have the option of nearby apartments, hotels, and condos.

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College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live at home with my mother and sister, so I would not know what it is like to live in an off-campus place of residence.

3 College Junior

Academics: The instructors are very easy to work with. The curriculum depends on how experienced someone is with the subject.

4 College Junior

Academics: We have a Math club that is voluntary for those that want to join.

College Junior

Scholarships: It is hard to say, but I had a rough time getting any kind of outside aid.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing is not the best. We are a historic campus so many of our buildings are old. The dorms need remodeling asap. They are old and many times have elevators that completely stop working. Some buildings do not even have elevators and students have to work 4 or 5 flights of stairs all the time.

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Tommie Collins
Hometown
Chicago, IL
Major
Graphic Design & English Expression
Grad Year
2015
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Hampton University requires an acquired patience and has issues you would probably not endure at another university. The financial aid mix-ups, runaround, and the registrar's office's inability to provide answers can make any Hamptonian want to pack their bags and transfer elsewhere. The crazy weather, poor transportation and parking, and the never-ending hunt for something to do at night, while frustrating, can also lead to some interesting memories and experiences. It can even make for a good story or two. On the other hand, the educational experience students receive is one of the best in the HBCU system, full of inspirational teachers and awesome classes. The friends you make and relationships you build at Hampton make any student or alumni proud to live out a Hampton University experience. Many meet their lifetime mates either while attending Hampton or by meeting a Hampton alumni later in life at a job or other event. Hampton students and alumni are everywhere and can tell you about the good times and bad times they spent at the University. The HU experience is definitely one-of-a-kind. At Hampton, you come in with the feeling that this is going to be the best experience of your life, when in actuality, it has become a lesson of choice and decisions, yet not regretted. The campus scenery will entice you, the academics will challenge you, the student body will enthrall you, and everything else will, without doubt, fall into place. The college experience is, in the long run, what you make of it. And at Hampton, you'll have the opportunity to make it everything you could possibly hope for and more!

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