Hampton University

Hampton University

Hampton University, also referred to as HU, is a private, coeducational HBCU (historically black colleges and universities) university. It is located in Hampton, Virginia, United States. It was established on April 1, 1868, to teach blacks and mulattos how to read and write. It was legally chartered in 1870 and called Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute. In 1930, it was renamed to Hampton Institute. In 1984, it was raised to University status and renamed to Hampton University. Today, the University grants admission to more than 4,500 students every year.

Hampton University is organized into the following schools and colleges:

  • College of Education & Continuing Studies
  • Graduate College
  • School of Business
  • School of Engineering & Technology
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Science
  • Scripps Howard School of Journalism & Communications

The University's sports teams are called the HU Pirates. The official mascot is Pirates. HU sponsors football, basketball, track, and tennis.

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Contacting Hampton

Hampton University
Hampton , VA 23668-0099
General Phone: (757) 727-5000

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Hampton Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management282business management, business administration, accounting, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, finance, banking, human resources management, MIS, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine180registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling128psychology, physical therapy
Liberal Arts120English, general studies, social services, political science, history
Science104biology, biomedical sciences, marine biology, planetary science, atmospheric physics, chemistry, physics
Media99journalism, broadcast journalism, public relations, advertising
Education and Teaching34educational administration, educational admin and supervision, gifted and talended education, education of learning disabled, school counseling, college student counseling, student counseling, elementary school teaching, Montessori teaching, ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy32sports and fitness management, recreation and leisure studies
Architecture and Planning28architecture
Medical Support and Technology22speech pathology, health diagnostic professions
Computer Science and Engineering18computer and info science, information science, computer science, computer engineering
Music15music performance, music management
Transportation13aviation tech, aviation operations, air traffic controller
Engineering13engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering
Art Studies12art studies
Law11legal assistant
Mathematics7mathematics, applied mathematics
Drama and Performing Arts5drama
Religion and Philosophy3religion, pastoral counseling and ministries
Security and Law Enforcement2criminal justice and safety, fire services administration
Mechanics and Repair2avionics maintenance
Hospitality0hotel management

Number of programs and degrees for Hampton in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree98853
Master's degree10525
Post-master's certificate222
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years02
Associate's degree23
Doctor's degree135
First-professional degree371

Hampton Student Body

Hampton is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Hampton had a total enrollment of 5,658 students (5,847 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 34%
Women 66%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 87%
Graduate 9%
First Professional 4%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 6%
Black 91%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 35%
20-21 32%
22-24 14%
25-29 6%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

New York8%
New Jersey8%
North Carolina5%
Washington, DC1%
South Carolina1%
(International Students)1%

Hampton Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 24 %

Hampton Room and Board (2007)

Hampton offers campus housing for 3,000 of its 5,847 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Hampton, Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Virginia Colleges).

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

Hampton Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal465610
SAT Math472572
ACT Verbal1627
ACT Math1725
ACT Composite1726

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT67%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT30%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Hampton Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,392
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,392
Room and board $ 7,440
Room charge $ 3,870
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,570
Books and supplies $ 1,150
Other expenses $ 3,688

Financial Aid:
Hampton participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 371400)

Hampton Faculty

Hampton has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2219
Non-tenured and not on tenure track92132

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year8$111,3897$85,587
Associate professorcalendar year5$63,2252*
Assistant professorcalendar year23$65,10927$76,702
Instructorcalendar year5$23,5883$32,031
Lecturercalendar year0*8$44,269
No academic rankcalendar year9$54,7448$36,827
All faculty totalcalendar year50$66,30855$64,758

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year29$77,55315$62,813
Associate professoracademic year36$57,35335$56,756
Assistant professoracademic year50$52,42069$49,996
Instructoracademic year5$34,88815$37,914
Lectureracademic year7$47,9413$40,722
No academic rankacademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year127$58,620139$51,509

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

Hampton Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Basketball Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Track Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports164460

Hampton Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Montessori Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other

Chemical Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician

Broadcast Journalism
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])

Music Management and Merchandising
Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
Religion/Religious Studies

Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Physics, General
Planetary Astronomy and Science

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Air Traffic Controller
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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What Sets Hampton Apart:

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Top 7%Hampton % of degrees in media
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Top 9%Hampton Dorm rooms per full-time student
Minority % of student body
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Top 11%Hampton Minority % of student body
Number of degree programs
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Top 12%Hampton Number of degree programs
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Top 14%Hampton Number of students
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 15%Hampton % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in science
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Top 18%Hampton % of degrees in science
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 19%Hampton Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Top 19%Hampton Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, navy)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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