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About Hampton University

Hampton University is a private, nonprofit school located in the urban setting of Hampton, VA, less than an hour from Norfolk.

Founded in 1868, the institution currently enrolls around 3,516 students a year, including 3,063 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Hampton University's endowment was valued at $280,598,089 in 2021. For each full-time student, Hampton University spends about $16,612.

2021 Admissions Facts About Hampton University

Acceptance rate: 36%

Average GPA: 3.3

Mean ACT score: 22

Mean SAT score: 1059

Does not offer early decision.

Offers early action.

Get ready! The 2022 regular decision application deadline for Hampton University is March 1

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What is Hampton University's acceptance rate?

Admission to Hampton University is moderately difficult. Hampton University accepts around 36 percent of applicants each year. Last year, 10,811 students applied to Hampton University and 3,892 were admitted.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Hampton University is 1059. The mean ACT scores is 22.

Hampton University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Hampton University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 855 students who started at Hampton University as first-time freshman, 350 graduate within four years.

Around 60 percent of students who started at Hampton University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

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. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $31,359 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Hampton University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Hampton University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

100 Cemetery Road Hampton, VA 23668

Campus Setting: Urban

Hampton University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hampton University is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hampton University is Mar 1.

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


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Hampton University ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Hampton University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Hampton University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 25 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.

Hampton University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1150 - 1020


Math SAT Range

500 - 550


Reading SAT Range

530 - 590

Hampton University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Hampton University is like? There are approximately 4,619 students enrolled at Hampton University, including 3,799 undergraduate students and 820 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 27% percent are from VA and 73% percent of students are from other states.


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