Hampden Sydney College

Hampden Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney College, H-SC, is a private liberal arts college for men. Located in Hampden Sydney, Virginia, H-SC was founded by Samuel Stanhope Smith in 1775. It is situated on a sprawling 1340 acre campus and offers undergraduate degrees in subject including modern languages, mathematics, computer science, religion, economics, chemistry, and international studies.

H-SC is a member of the NCAA Division III. Students participate in football, lacrosse, basketball, baseball, soccer, cross country, tennis, and golf. The nickname of the athletic teams is the Tigers. The college has 15 honor fraternities, 11 social fraternities, and several student clubs and organizations such as The Madisonian Society, The Animation Society, Future Educators, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and The Outsiders Club.

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Hampden-Sydney College
College Road
Hampden-Sydney , VA 23943-0128
General Phone: (434) 223-6000

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Hampden - Sydney Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts104German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, Ancient Greek language, Latin language, English, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, ...
Business and Management53managerial economics
Science31biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling19psychology
Religion and Philosophy18philosophy, religion, philosophy and religious studies
Mathematics7mathematics, applied mathematics
Fine Arts2fine arts, fine arts studies
Computer Science and Engineering1computer science

Number of programs and degrees for Hampden - Sydney in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree23527

Hampden - Sydney Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hampden - Sydney had a total enrollment of 1,122 students (1,122 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 100%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 91%
(Foreign Students) 9%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 42%
20-21 45%
22-24 12%
25-29 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina10%
(International Students)1%
New York1%
West Virginia1%
South Carolina1%
Washington, DC1%

Hampden - Sydney Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %

Hampden - Sydney Room and Board (2007)

Hampden - Sydney offers campus housing for 1,122 of its 1,122 (full-time) students.

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Hampden - Sydney Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510600
SAT Math515630
SAT Writing480590
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math2026
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT100%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT20%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Hampden - Sydney Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 29,801
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 29,801
Room and board $ 9,228
Room charge $ 3,864
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,364
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 720

Financial Aid:
Hampden - Sydney participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 371300)

Hampden - Sydney Faculty

Hampden - Sydney has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year31$91,9402*
Associate professoracademic year17$71,28210$64,530
Assistant professoracademic year10$55,7808$58,278
Lectureracademic year20$49,80210$44,702
All faculty totalacademic year78$71,99730$57,910

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Hampden - Sydney Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Basketball Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Baseball Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Track Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Hampden - Sydney Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Managerial Economics

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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