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Hampton University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Hampton University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Hampton University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Hampton University was awarded 14 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is communication and journalism.

Overall Quality

Hampton is ranked #735 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 49 colleges in Virginia, Hampton is ranked at #26.

See all of the rankings for Hampton University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Hampton?

Acceptance Rate

Hampton University has an acceptance rate of 36%, 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 Hampton.

Average Test Scores

About 24% of students accepted to Hampton submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 570. Math scores were between 480 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Hampton University  ( 500 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Hampton University  ( 480 to 550 )
Hampton received ACT scores from 36% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Hampton University  ( 20 to 24 )

Learn more about Hampton University admissions.

Hampton University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Hampton University is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Hampton University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hampton University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 78% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Hampton University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Hampton is 13%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  13 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Hampton University.

Below Average Overall Diversity at Hampton

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,792 undergraduates at Hampton with 3,651 being full-time and 141 being part-time.

Hampton Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Hampton is 29.98 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  29.98 out of 100
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How Much Does Hampton University Cost?

The overall average net price of Hampton is $26,458. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 Hampton, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Hampton, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $12,418 a year. That adds up to $49,672 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hampton is 7.2%. 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 Hampton Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Hampton make around $44,700 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Hampton students since it is 10% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Hampton University make the most money.

Location of Hampton University

Hampton University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Hampton, Virginia. Hampton is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of Hampton University

Contact details for Hampton are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 200 William R. Harvey Way, Hampton, VA 23668-0099
Phone: 757-727-5000

Hampton University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 46 majors graduated from Hampton University. Of these students, 597 received undergraduate degrees and 241 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 85 $38,200
General Biology 66 $29,400
Health & Physical Education 52 $20,100
General Psychology 52 $26,400
Liberal Arts General Studies 48 NA
Public Relations & Advertising 43 $20,800
Journalism 34 $25,700
Marketing 22 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 20 NA
Political Science & Government 18 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Hampton University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Hampton

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 286 students took at least one online class at Hampton University. This is a decrease from the 347 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 286 216
2016-2017 347 240
2015-2016 1,846 373
2014-2015 223 127
2013-2014 849 356

Learn more about online learning at Hampton University.

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