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Want the scoop on Hampden - Sydney College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Hampden - Sydney offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Hampden - Sydney College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Hampden - Sydney College was awarded 19 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

Hampden - Sydney landed the #406 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Hampden - Sydney is also ranked #13 out of 48 schools in Virginia.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Hampden - Sydney?

Acceptance Rate

Hampden - Sydney College has an acceptance rate of 55%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Hampden - Sydney.

Average Test Scores

About 79% of students accepted to Hampden - Sydney submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 635. Math scores were between 520 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Hampden - Sydney College  ( 530 to 635 )

SAT Math Scores for Hampden - Sydney College  ( 520 to 630 )
Hampden - Sydney received ACT scores from 42% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Hampden - Sydney College  ( 21 to 27 )

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Hampden - Sydney College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Hampden - Sydney it is much better at 10 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Hampden - Sydney College is 93%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  93 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hampden - Sydney College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Hampden - Sydney College has a freshmen retention rate of 84%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Hampden - Sydney the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 60%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  60 out of 100

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Hampden - Sydney College Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 993 undergraduates at Hampden - Sydney with 986 being full-time and 7 being part-time.

Hampden - Sydney Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 6.80 out of 100, Hampden - Sydney is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  6.80 out of 100
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How Much Does Hampden - Sydney College Cost?

The overall average net price of Hampden - Sydney is $30,321. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Hampden - Sydney

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$26,590 $26,871 $27,397 $30,579 $32,780

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Hampden - Sydney, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Hampden - Sydney, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $9,006 a year. That adds up to $36,024 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hampden - Sydney is 6.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Hampden - Sydney Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Hampden - Sydney make around $52,200 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Hampden - Sydney graduates since it is 31% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Hampden - Sydney College

Hampden - Sydney College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia. Hampden - Sydney is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

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Location of Hampden - Sydney College

Contact details for Hampden - Sydney are given below.

Contact Details
Address: College Road, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943-0128
Phone: 434-223-6000

Hampden - Sydney College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business/Managerial Economics 56 $46,500
Economics 33 $39,300
History 24 NA
General Biology 23 NA
Political Science & Government 20 NA
International Relations & National Security 12 NA
General Psychology 10 NA
General English Literature 10 NA
Chemistry 5 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 5 NA

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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