Hampton University

1,861 reviews
  1. Hampton, VA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Hampton University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
E Queen Street
Hampton, VA 23668

Hampton University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
29%
SAT Range
910-1100
ACT Range
20-22
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$22,529/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,022/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,056/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,991/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,052/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,274/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.130 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.120 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.119 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,276Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    33%
  • Determined
    33%
  • Outgoing
    16%
  • Stuck up
    7%
  • Independent
    6%
  • Persistent
    3%
  • Spoiled
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.147 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.180 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • Family
    29%
  • Inspiring
    21%
  • Unorganized
    16%
  • Sheltering
    14%
  • Dysfunctional Family
    8%
  • Cluster of confusion
    4%
  • Ambitious
    3%

After Hampton University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.80 responses

Reviews

1,861 reviews
  • Excellent
    172
  • Very Good
    465
  • Average
    852
  • Poor
    226
  • Terrible
    146
Housing is okay. They need to make improvements to the housing also. I was in an honors dorm, Kennedy Hall, and all the rooms were smaller than any other dorms on campus. Also there are no computer labs or anything in the dorm lobbies, like you would see at most college campuses. Housing is also expensive! More than 11,000 a year for room and board.. that's crazy! The also should just renovate and build new dorms. Hampton University should build building up, rather than out. There will be more space if you build up, but they don't want to tear down any buildings, because of the historicness of them! SMH.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
HU Is Diverse! The students at Hampton University are diverse...
Students come from all over the country (representing all 50 states) and we even have international students who represent Hampton University. There is a girl in my bio class from Macedonia. One of my peers is Korean. There are two students from Signapore that stay in my dorm. There is a Canadian student who pledged Kappa...I could go further...and there are several students from the caribbean such as Barbados and Trinidad. There are bi-racial students as well (ie. black/white &amp; black/asian).
We have an event at Hampton University called-Battle of the States. Its very fun and it allows students to represent their region
Students have different religious backgrounds: christian, baptist, muslim, etc.
We all have different backgrounds (some come from low-income family homes and some from high-income. Some come from single family homes and some two parent homes)
  • College Sophomore
  • Nov 6 2011
College life isn't at all like you see on TV screens. Waking up every day and walking through rain in order to get to class is a daily task itself. Hampton University has offered me plenty of opportunities, I won't get anywhere else. There's a vibe that you get on this campus that is very unique compared to other campuses around the country. Friendliness is a motto that's preached and lived on the campus of Hampton University. Apathy is no where in sight on this campus! school spirit is always at an all time high. Furthermore, I wouldn't have wanted to make any other choice in colleges.
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 12 2015