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5 College Student

Overall Experience: I haven't started school yet, but from what I've heard, it is one of the best HBCU's. It seems to be very together and just a great experience in and out of the classroom. I can't wait to start school in the fall

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The security and police officers on campus do a great job of patrolling on campus. Our campus is medium sized private campus. The security and police officers make sure those who aren't suppose to be on campus don't end up being on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really appreciate most of the classes with the professors that I have come in contact with since I've been on campus. They're understanding and their passion for their classes really show. Some professors act other wise but you do find professors like that on any campus. The class sizes vary depending on the class but the professors know how to make things work.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The value of a degree from this school can definitely take me very far. With the major that I am concentrating in, most alumni with that major have gone to work for ESPN. ESPN is the worldwide leader in sports. The professors in the department still have great connections with those alumni so opportunities for internships and jobs after graduation can occur.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing here on campus is okay. Some of the dorms look better than the others. Some of them can definitely use some upgrades and or renovations. The upperclassmen dorms are better than the freshman dorms.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty big on campus but it isn't what you would originally expect. Greek life is more of a popularity contest for some of the organizations. Some of the organizations actually pick who is qualified and who they feel can help bring good exposure or be a great representation.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our athletic program has a very rich and successful tradition. Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, and Men's and Women's Track and Field are the programs that have experienced the most success at the school and even in the conference. It attracts students to attend.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: What makes my school unique is the genuine family feel everybody gets. Everybody supports eachother here and is willing to lend a helping hand. I also appreciate the diversity here from the different regions that are present. From the music, to the lingo, even to how people dress.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: As an HBCU there are a LOT of African Americans and those of African descent that attend. But there are people from ALL around the world. So even if we 'look the same' many of us have very different ideals and beliefs. There are people of other races that attend as well and they don't seem to be uncomfortable or feel as if its hard to be here. We as a whole are generally pretty accepting.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: People just smoke a LOT of weed. Thats pretty much it. No one really cares except the cops.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: People definitely steal every once in a while, so just remember to keep your doors locked and if you feel the need, locks on the things in your dorm. I personally carry mace, but I feel safe on campus overall. My only complaint is that I wish there were more of the little police blue light box things on campus. Campus police are constantly patrolling and past midnight, the campus is closed to those without a parking pass. During the day, the only way into campus that doesn't require a key card is the front gate, the officers at the gate do a great job of making sure that visitors are identified and it ensures that random people on campus are easy to track if something bad were to happen happened The fact that we are NOT an open campus makes me feel really safe.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, HU is a great place to be. If you're a transfer OR a freshman with college credits, be prepared for the runaround. Sometimes it just takes forever for anything to get done, BUT if you stay on them, its gets done a little bit faster.

I haven't had a serious problem with any of my professors. I had a slight dilemma once so I called the chair of the department, she set up a meeting for the next day and we quickly got everything resolved. Class sizes aren't huge. Pretty decently split up if you ask me. My biggest class is a lecture and it has less than 100 people.

Fashion is a big part of campus but you don't have to look like you stepped off a runway everyday to fit in. It is pretty cool to see some of the styles from different regions displayed across campus. There is usually always something to do on a weekend night if you like to dance/party. One of our gyms is named Holland and usually every Saturday there is a dance there. Just a good place to blow off steam and show out if you want.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I honestly think the school does a great job of making sure every senior has had the chance to land a job before they graduate. There is a career fair every February and there are a LOT of different companies represented, all ready to talk with HU students.

There are also a lot of flyers around campus about potential jobs and internships. The campus does a lot to help us out.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports games are definitely attended by a large amount of students, but sports aren't stressed here like they are at said a Big-10 school like University of Michigan. Our sports teams are actually really great. The boys b-ball team recently won a few games for the NCAA tourney.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I transferred into Hampton and I must say it is truly worth it in my opinion. This is a small campus and there are definitely a few negatives, but every place has a negative. The caf isn't always amazing but there are a decent amount of off campus options.

If I had to do it all over again, I would apply to HU immediately to go after HS.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: In some classes, you want to be sure that you are going to gain something out of that class.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: They will work with you on finding jobs and internships.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Since Hampton is know for being historic some of the buildings are not up to age.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is fun and inspirational and very helpful in the community.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The school spirit is lively and rich especially when the alumnae come.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Hampton is a wonderful place where you can learn and grow. This will definitely help me with my working profession to become a public relations specialist.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Majority is black then white

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Do better. It could be ten times better and more than what it actually is.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Team performance is half and half. School spirit and fan support are very good and exciting.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security is very unprofessional. No harm on campus, but a lot of recent break-ins on the off campus apartments.

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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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