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Colleges / Hampden-Sydney College

About Hampden-Sydney

Hampden-Sydney College is a private, religous school located in the rural setting of Hampden-Sydney, VA, less than an hour from Richmond, Lynchburg, Charlottesville.

Founded in 1776, the institution currently enrolls around 879 students a year, including 879 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Hampden-Sydney's endowment was valued at $176,339,000 in 2021. The school spends $79,816 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About Hampden-Sydney

Acceptance rate: 47%

Average GPA: 3.44

Mean SAT score: 1140

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: February 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: April 15

Hampden-Sydney Acceptance Rate 2021

Admission to Hampden-Sydney is moderately difficult. Around 47 percent of all applicants to Hampden-Sydney are accepted each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.44 out of 4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 1140.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Hampden-Sydney a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

About 78 percent of students who start at Hampden-Sydney return for their second year of college. Out of the 322 students who started at Hampden-Sydney as first-time freshman, 212 graduate within four years.

Around 71 percent 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 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 48 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $42,868 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $36,532 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Hampden-Sydney sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Hampden-Sydney a good school for YOU?

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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

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

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

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Hampden-Sydney ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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27 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Hampden-Sydney is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Hampden-Sydney. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Hampden-Sydney SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1300


Math SAT Range

520 - 650


Reading SAT Range

540 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1300 and Above


1050 to 1300


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Hampden-Sydney students is 1170. Applicants with SAT scores of 1300 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Hampden-Sydney, while applicants with SAT scores between 1050 to 1300 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1050 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Hampden-Sydney.

Hampden-Sydney Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Hampden-Sydney is like? There are approximately 993 students enrolled at Hampden-Sydney. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 70% percent are from VA and 30% percent of students are from other states.


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