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Hampden-Sydney College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1775
Affiliation: Presbyterian
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,106
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $125,919,359
Admissions Address

PO Box 667
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943

Website

http://www.hsc.edu

Admissions E-mail

hsapp@hsc.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: March 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Anita H. Garland
Admissions office telephone: (800) 755-0733
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: March 1
Decision sent by: April 15
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Send application by: January 15
 
Decision sent by: February 15
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.hsc.edu/admissions/apply/ Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 1 N/A
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 1 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives 3 N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: March 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 69%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 80%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 68%
Total applicants: 1,509
Total acceptances: 1,041
Total freshman enrollment: 345
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,509
Male acceptances: 1,041
Male freshman enrollment: 345
 
Female applicants: 0
Female acceptances: 0
Female freshman enrollment: 0
Out-of-state freshmen: 35%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 9%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 20%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 50%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 68%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 100%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 500 – 600
Math: 510 – 620
Combined: 1010 – 1220

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.0% 4.0%
600-699 27.0% 31.0%
500-599 48.0% 47.0%
400-499 20.0% 17.0%
300-399 2.0% 1.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 18%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 18 – 26
Math: 20 – 25
Composite: 20 – 25

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% 0.0% 5.0%
24-29 37.0% 42.0% 44.0%
18-23 58.0% 47.0% 35.0%
12-17 5.0% 11.0% 16.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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