Hampton University
Hampton, VA 23668-0099


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 4,646
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 11:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,760 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Hampton University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 11,165 applications and 7,237 students were granted admission. Hampton University is at the #63 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 47% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 74% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT860 to 1040
ACT19 to 24

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Hampton University's tuition was $21,552 for all students regardless of residency (19.6% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 96% of Hampton University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 44% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,562 (which is 3.7% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Hampton University in 2016-2017, was 682, which is 74% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $11,749 (which is 99.3% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Hampton University has enrolled a total of 4,646 students (4,260 students full-time and 386 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 4,646 students, 149 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 33% men and 67% women and 3,836 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 810 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 373 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 91%

White: 4%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Hispanic: 1%

Asian: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Two or more races: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Hampton University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 20% 528 176
Health Professions And Related Programs 19% 517 0
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 7% 184
Education 6% 164 12
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 5% 143
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 5% 138
Psychology 5% 128
Social Sciences 3% 72
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 2% 66 22
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 2% 66 22

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Hampton University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Hampton University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $36,600. Last year, out of the total 251 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 251 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 289 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 289 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $36,600 $48,700
Employment Rate 100% 100%
Total Graduates 251 289

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Hampton University.

Bethel College
4.1 mile away
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13.4 mile away
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