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Hampton, VA
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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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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on campus however there have been incidents of robbery more frequently then I would like.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Never had to use it

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: My only major concern on my school's campus is the dorm quality. Although it is understood that Hampton University is an HBCU (Historically Black College/University), new construction or improvement within the dormitories should indeed be taken into consideration. I believe that this task can surely be done over time and the school's history can be incorporated and somehow remained.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never had a problem walking across campus late at night. If you tend to constantly be out late alot studying, or working on long term assignments, then you will not have to worry about someone hurting you while you're on your way back to your dorm. Hampton has excellent 24 hour security, and nobody has ever been hurt by non-students on campus.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 164th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1276th
    Safest Campuses
  • 1365th
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Tommie Collins
Chicago, IL
Graphic Design & English Expression
Grad Year
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No college campus is crime- or incident-free, and HU is no exception, though incidents have been minimal over the years. Overall, the campus of HU is relatively safe, and the administration has been working to make the campus even safer. There are now 24-hour security guards at the main gates to limit unauthorized vehicle access on campus. No one, other than students and those with proper verification, is allowed anywhere on campus without going through security, and it is the only entrance and exit through which outsiders may enter the campus. The police officers on campus are much more active than they were in previous years. Students roam the campus at all hours of the day and night and feel comfortable and safe doing so. There are blue boxes around campus that allow you to call campus police for help, and there is 24-hour emergency assistance ready and waiting. Having had a couple of incidents on campus and being only a few miles from the roughest place in the area where crime is fairly active, HU police are on their guard. Hampton, in general, has a comparatively low crime rate compared to the surrounding Hampton Roads cities, and it has a crime rate lower than the national average for cities its size.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 6
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 46
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
University Police Department
607 Cemetery Road
(757) 727-5300 or (757)-727-5259
Safety Services
  • Assault classes
  • Emergency posts scattered on campus—when you push the button, it signals the police immediately, and a dispatcher speaks to you from the post.
  • Self-defense classes
Health Center
Student Health Services
55 E. Tyler St.
(757) 727-5315
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Health Services
Basic medical services
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • Hampton is ranked number 25 by Ladies Home Journal Magazine for "America's Best Cities for Women."
  • Hampton was selected as "the most family-friendly city in America" by Sesame Street Parents magazine.
  • Rapper 50 Cent mentions Newport News in his song "Ski Mask Way," referring to the city as "Bad News, VA." "Bad Newz" is the street nickname of Newport News known by local residents. It's earned this name primarily from the Lower East End of the city which has a reputation for "bad news."

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 64 responses

  • 13% Walking alone
  • 10% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Criminal activity near campus
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% None
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Dorm safety
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 6% Lack of safety escort services
  • 6% Drugs
  • 5% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 5% Violence among students
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Gang violence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 63 responses

  • 8% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 27% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 11% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 30% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 17% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 63 responses

  • 5% We have campus police?
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 33% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 35% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 25% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 63 responses

  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 29% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 49% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 21% Extremely safe and secure on campus.


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