• Address: 100 E Queen St, Hampton, VA 23668, USA

  • Phone Number: 757.727.5000

  • Website: www.hamptonu.edu/

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About Hampton University

Hampton University is a private for-profit dynamic and progressive institution of higher education. It represents 49 states of US and several nations. It was founded in 1861 at the time of American Civil war. Mary Peake, a free Negro held her 1st class which was about twenty students, on September 17, 1861, under an oak tree. Later this tree came to be known as Emancipation oak. 

  • The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

  • Hampton University acceptance rate is 65%

  • The student population is 4,646 in which 4,260 are full-time and 386 are part-time students.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 11:1 and the total graduation rate is 55%.

  • Hampton University address is 100 E Queen St, Hampton, VA 23668, USA.

Hampton University Online

You can earn your degree from home through the online programs offered by the university. The web-based virtual campus provides you with the option to study online anytime. Students can pursue a Certificate, Undergraduate or Graduate program in a variety of degree program offered

  • Hampton University Blackboard provides the students with plenty of online resources personalized according to the program. The MyCampus is a gateway which allows several online resources like Blackboard, email, HUnet and the Banner.

  • Hampton University email is required to log in to the portal. The students will get their credentials after registration on HUnet. Students can access the coursework, attendance, and grades.

Hampton University College and Schools

College of Virginia Beach School of Liberal Arts & Education
Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications School of Nursing
School of Business School of Pharmacy
School of Engineering & Technology School of Science

Hampton University Tuition

The university offers a wide range of Undergraduate, Graduate, and Certificates program. The tuition cost varies for each program. The average tuition cost for each degree type is given below.

Degree Type

Total Average Tuition

Associate $18,150
Bachelors $36,450
Masters $22,141
Doctorate $44,567
Certificate $7,800
Post-Master's Certificate $20,850

Hampton University Majors and Programs

The university blends the programs with proven theory and challenging practice, engaging the students to take the lead in the chosen career. A dynamic approach to progressive education is at the heart of the university. It consists of over 80 academic programs ranging from Engineering to Journalism and Communications.

It offers 35 programs across 9 disciplines in the online format. The majors include Aviation, Behavioral Science, Criminal Justice, Theology, Information system, Nursing, and many others.

Some of the programs offered are given below.

Associate of Science in Aviation Management Associate of Science in Business Management 
Master of Arts in Counseling - General Counseling Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Hampton University Financial Aid

Attaining a degree not only needs focused study, but also a firm financial plan to further offset costs. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is actively working to provide direction and clarity to students who are considering some kind of financial aid for pursuing their education.

The university requests the students to start the financial aid process by filling the FAFSA form. The Federal school code of the university is 003714.

The Federal-Aid include Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Direct PLUS Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, and many others.

The Military Aid includes Veteran programs like Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.

Hampton University Library

The university has 6 libraries to cover all the resources required for all the programs offered. The libraries include The William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library, College of Virginia Beach Resource Center, William H. Moses Jr. Architecture Library, Music Library, and the School of Nursing Library.

The William R. and Norma B. Harvey library is the central academic library which is a 125,000 square foot building, intended to deliver the assistance and supplies to the academic students in the most efficient way.

Hampton University Ranking and Reviews

The ranking and reviews and given below. The rankings are provided by the U.S.News.

  • The university ranks 27th in 'Regional Universities-South'.

  • It ranks 18th in 'Best Colleges for Veterans' and 52nd in 'Best Value Schools'.

  • It ranks 3rd in 'Historically Black Colleges and Universities'.

  • It ranks 134th for 'Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs'.

  • The campus is very beautiful. Interesting events take place in VA Beach and Norfolk. It is suitable for people who love small and quiet areas.

  • Some of the professors are very strict on the attendance and the curriculum. They are helpful and open to the student needs. The registration process is smooth and the staffs work with students to get their classes in order.

  • Most of the time the workload is average and less time-consuming. There are internship opportunities provided by the university.

Hampton University Campus

At present, the university hosts over 110 student organizations to encourage the students to discover new things, engage with new people and build a wealth of memorable experiences.

Hampton University Athletics- Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Tennis, and Track are the major sports participated in by the Hampton Pirates. The university concentrates both on academics and athletics. The facilities include Armstrong Stadium, Armstrong Stadium Football Office Complex, Convocation Center, Holland Hall, Neilson-Screen Stadium, Weight Room and many others.

Hampton University Dorms- Campus highlights a beautiful mix of traditional and modern residence halls. There are plenty of separate halls for both men and women. Some of the residence halls include Dubois Hall, Harkness Hall, Holmes Hall, Pierce Hall, Wilder Hall, Marshall Hall and many others. 

Hampton University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit
Also see:
For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

Hampton, Virginia

FAFSA/Federal School Code

Also see:
What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

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What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Historically Black College or University



Financial Aid, Veterans Friendly , Military Friendly, eLibrary


Lockheed Martin, Parker, The Pepsi Bottling Group, Cox Communications, Prudential Financial

Data Source: www.hamptonu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Hampton University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 65 %
Student Faculty Ratio 11: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 81 % Part Time: 75 %
Total Population 4,646
Student Population Full Time: 4,260 Part Time: 386
Gender Division Male: 33 % Female: 67 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 11,165 3,425 7,740
Total Applicants Admitted - 7,237 2,091 5,146
Applicants Enrolled - 1,285 377 908
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 1,268 372 896
Part Time Applicants Enrolled - 17 5 12

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 47 %

The College Monk

Female: 60 %

Total Graduation Rate: 55 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Hampton University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Hampton University

School of Business

Majors available

Business Management

School of Engineering and Technology

Majors available

Public Administration Philosophy

School of Nursing

Majors available


School of Science

Majors available

Health Science Safety

Graduate College

Majors available

Safety Business Management

School of Journalism and Communication

Majors available


School of Pharmacy

Majors available


School of Liberal Arts and Education

Majors available

Literature Education

Hampton University Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $35
Graduate Application Fee $35

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 907
Number of students submitting ACT scores 575
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 74%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 47%
SAT Math 505 average 470 - 540 range
SAT Critical Reading 510 average 470 - 550 range
SAT Writing 350 average 300 - 400 range
ACT Composite 22 average 20 - 24 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Hampton University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,633 Undergraduate Student, U, S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $7,981 Undergraduate or Graduate student, enrolled in TEACH Grant Eligible major,Minimum of 3.25 CGPA June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $7,981 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled atleast half-time. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study $6,822 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $20,500 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $11,749 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Federal Perkins Loan $11,749 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $16,236 Honorably Discharged from the military Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program $16,236 Honorably Discharged from the military. Varies

Data Source: www.hamptonu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $34,234
$30,001 - $48,000 $32,400
$48,001 - $75,000 $34,428
Over $110,000 $36,229

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 39% $4,493
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 85% $12,784
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 45% $5,205
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 67% $12,065
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 82% $12,308
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 74% $11,749
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 24,377
Military Aid
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.hamptonu.edu/studentservices/financialaid/military.cfm
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 125 $15,878
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 119 $16,236
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 6 $8,776

Data Source: www.hamptonu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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