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Hampden-Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, VA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate37%
Acceptance Rate37%

About Hampden-Sydney

Hampden-Sydney College Overview

Hampden-Sydney College is a private, religious school in the rural setting of Hampden-Sydney, Virginia. Hampden-Sydney was founded in 1775 and the school presently has around 851 students per year, which includes 851 undergraduate students. Hampden-Sydney provides on-campus housing for up to 1,122 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 66% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Hampden-Sydney for Fall 2023 is February 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by April 15.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Hampden-Sydney!

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Hampden-Sydney's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Hampden-Sydney students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? Hampden-Sydney has fraternities, but doesn't have sororities.

Planning to play sports? Hampden-Sydney has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Hampden-Sydney on the Student Life page.

2022 Hampden-Sydney Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 37%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 57%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 56%
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 56%
Tuition $48,188
Percent of Need Met 85.4%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $42,587

Is Hampden-Sydney a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better idea of what Hampden-Sydney offers and if the college could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Hampden-Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Hampden-Sydney is 37%. Last year, 2,907 students applied to Hampden-Sydney and 1,070 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hampden-Sydney

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 90% of students who start at Hampden-Sydney come back for their second year of college. Around 65% of students who started at Hampden-Sydney earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Hampden-Sydney Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Hampden-Sydney by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 65% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent Hampden-Sydney grads have an average starting salary of $47,727 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Hampden-Sydney College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Hampden-Sydney's endowment was valued at $176.3 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $81,654 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Hampden-Sydney

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Hampden-Sydney meets 85.4% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Hampden-Sydney full-time are awarded $42,587 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $37,297 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Hampden-Sydney.

Based on this information, does Hampden-Sydney seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Hampden-Sydney a good school for you?

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Where is Hampden-Sydney College Located?

Hampden-Sydney is located in the rural setting of Hampden-Sydney, Virginia, less than an hour from Richmond and Lynchburg and Charlottesville.

If you would like to see Hampden-Sydney for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Route 460 to Hampden-Sydney, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Richmond International, Lynchburg Regional.

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College Info

PO Box 859 Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943

Campus Setting: Rural

Hampden-Sydney Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hampden-Sydney is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hampden-Sydney is Jul 1.

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Wondering what life at Hampden-Sydney is like? There are approximately 851 students enrolled at Hampden-Sydney. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 72% percent are from VA and 28% percent of students are from other states.


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