Hampton University.

Hampton University

Hampton, VA4 year degree
Acceptance rate

About Hampton University

Hampton University is a private historically black research university in Hampton, Virginia. It was founded in 1868 by black and white leaders of the American Missionary Association after the American Civil War to provide education to freedmen. It is home to the Hampton University Museum, which is the oldest museum of the African diaspora in the United States, and the oldest museum in the commonwealth of Virginia. In 1878, it established a program for teaching Native Americans that lasted until 1923. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and associate degrees
  • 3,786 students
  • 0.29 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • www.hamptonu.edu

Notable programs at Hampton University

Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Biology, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Management Information Systems, Journalism, Computer Science, and Mathematics.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

4,391 students out of 12,130 applicants were accepted into Hampton University. They had an average SAT score of 1083. 24% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 36% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Hampton University was $25,441. After taking into account the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for students was $40,559.

Financial aid available at Hampton University

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

73% of undergraduate students at Hampton University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Hampton University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hampton University was of $11,218 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100.

Diversity at Hampton University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017