Hampton University Details

Email Address admissions@hamptonu.edu
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address Hampton, Virginia 23668
City Virginia Beach
State Virginia
Zip 99999
Phone 757-727-5000
Total Enrollment 5383
Motto The Standard of Excellence, An Education for Life
Level of Selectivity Competitive
Location Hampton University (HU) is located in Hampton, Virginia, which has a population of approximately 125,000. Points of interest include the Hampton University Museum, the Syms-Eaton Museum, and the Kecoughtan Indian History Center. The city is served by mass bus transportation, and passenger rail is 10 miles away. There are airports 10 to 13 miles away in Norfolk and Newport News. The campus is close to Norfolk, Richmond, and Virginia Beach. Students have access to water sports, fishing, and hiking.
History Hampton University is a four-year, private, coed liberal arts institution that was founded in 1868 as Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute to educate former slaves who had gathered behind the Union line on the Virginia Peninsula. Its original purpose was to train selected blacks who would then teach and lead their people. Postsecondary-level programs were instituted in 1922, the first bachelor’s degree was awarded in 1926, and graduate school began in 1928. In the early years, residence quarters were a problem. The men lived in army tents and the women lived in barracks until the completion of Virginia Hall. The Hampton Singers, a group that toured communities in the north, raised some of the money for this building. Hampton University has deep roots in the social history of America and seeks to motivate its students to be responsive to the problems affecting our society. It continues its mission to provide education for the educationally underserved as it seeks out promising students from outstanding high schools. While effective teaching and scholarly research play important roles, Hampton places the student at the center of its planning. The 204-acre campus comprises approximately fifty main buildings and seventy-five auxiliary structures. The “Emancipated Oak Tree” stands on the Hampton University campus in an area that served as the first classroom for the new freedmen. The Emancipation Proclamation was read to area residents under the tree in 1883, it now serves as a symbol of freedom and education. The Wigwam building, originally a male residence hall erected in 1878, is a reminder of Hampton’s role in the education of Native Americans. Five of the buildings are designated National Historic Landmarks, including “The Mansion,” which predates the founding of the University. Ogden Hall is recognized as having the best acoustics in the state and is home to the Virginia opera and symphony companies.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation No
Accrediation Hampton University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and master’s degrees.
Costs per Year 2002–03 Tuition: $10,464 Room and board: $5446 Special fees: $1202 Books: $900 Estimated total cost: $18,012
In State Tuition 10464
Out of State Tuition 10464
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Financial Aid Specific to the School Army and Navy ROTC offer two- and three-year scholarships that pay tuition, fees, books, and a monthly stipend. For more information, students should contact the ROTC office.
Financial-Aid Deadline March 1 (priority), continuous notification
Admission Deadline March 15 (fall-priority), December 1 (spring).
Entrance Requirements SAT (minimum combined score of 950) or ACT (minimum score of 20 English, 20 math) is required. Graduation from an accredited high school and completion of the following 17 Carnegie units: 4 English (grammar, composition, literature), 3 mathematics (algebra I, and II, geometry), 2 natural science (biology and chemistry), 2 social science, and 6 academic electives; 2 foreign language units recommended; GPA of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or “C” average; rank in top half of class; essay; and health certificate completed by a physician. A $25 nonrefundable application fee is also required. Admission Application Deadline: March 15 (fall-priority), December 1 (spring). Admission Contact: Dean of Admission, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia 23668; Telephone: 757-727-5328; 800-624-3328 (toll-free); 757-727-5095 (fax).
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 120 semester hours and completion of core requirements to include: six English, six mathematics, six to eight science, six social science, four health and physical education, and three speech courses; freshman orientation; minimum 2.0 GPA; and completion of last 30 hours in residence.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 5,383 In-state: 2,535 Other regions: 48 states, 48 international Full-time undergraduates: 4,510 Part-time undergraduates : 465 Graduate students: 408 Median SAT composite score: 1010
Diversity 298
Student Life Campus Regulations: Freshman orientation mandatory; freshman cars not permitted; quiet hours; dorm visitation hours enforced. Campus Services: Health center, personal and psychological counseling, career planning and placement, student employment services, women’s resource center, tutoring, remedial instruction, testing for GMAT, GRE, LSAT, PATB, NTE, ACT, ACT-PEP, ACT-ASE, and CLEP. Late-night escort is available. Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater, band, chorale, dances, orchestra, movies, art exhibits, lectures. Other activities include open forums, field trips, and athletic contests. Students may get involved in the student-run newspaper or yearbook. Communication majors or volunteers can work at the student-run radio station. The renowned Hampton Jazz Festival, originated by the University, is an annual event now sponsored jointly with the community. Several other campus-community partnerships give students options for community involvement. The Musical Arts Program brings great artists to the campus in the areas of art, dance, drama, media, and music. Leadership opportunities can be found in the Student Government Association (SGA) or the Student Union Board, which plan activities and programs for the University. There are more than thirty-five other clubs and special interest groups, including the Women’s Senate, Men’s Association, radio club, debating society, writer’s group, and hobby groups. Communications majors and volunteers can get involved in the student-run radio station, WHOU FM. Greek Life Sororities include: Alpha Kappa, Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta. Fraternities include: Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma. Thirteen departmental or special honor societies are also represented, including Alpha Kappa Mu. Housing Availability: 2,700 housing spaces; freshmen given priority; freshman-only housing. Handicapped Services: Wheelchair accessibility.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 389 Student-teacher ratio: 16:1 Full-time faculty members: 300 Part-time faculty members: 89
Athletic Program Hampton University is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division I), and the I-AA (for football). Intercollegiate Sports: men’s basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor/outdoor tennis, and sailing; women’s basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, indoor/outdoor tennis, track, sailing, softball, and volleyball. Intramural Sports: badminton, basketball, dancing, field hockey, gymnastics, horseshoes, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track, volleyball, and weight lifting. Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia 23668; Telephone 757-727-5641.
School Calender August-May Commencement and conferring of degrees: May Three summer sessions.
Website http://www.hamptonu.edu
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: Architecture, Advertising, Art/Graphic Design, Communication Sciences and Disorders, English, Fine Arts, History, Journalism, Mass Media Arts, Music, Music Education, Music/Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Sociology, Spanish, Speech Communications, Theater Arts/Performing Arts/Technical Theater/Dance Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Airway Science, Biology, Banking and Finance: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Elementary Education, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Foods and Nutrition, General Dietetics, Gerontology, Health and Recreation, Interior Design, Management, Marine Science, Marketing, Mathematics, Music/Engineering Technology, Nursing, Physical Education, Physics/Engineering, Social Work, Special Education Master’s Degree: Biology Education, Computer Science, English, English Education, Marine Science, Mathematics Education, Music Education, Physical Education, Pharmacy, Political Science, Social Work, Special Education Doctorate: Physics, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Pharmacy
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