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Hampton University


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Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1868
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 5,135
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $199,030,896
Admissions Address

Tyler Street
Hampton, VA 23668

Website

http://www.hamptonu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@hamptonu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: March 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Ms. Angela Boyd
Admissions office telephone: (757) 727-5328
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: March 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.hamptonu.edu/Admissions/admiss.htm Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $600 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 2 2
Lab 2 2
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 2 2
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 6 6
Total academic units 17 17

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
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: June 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: N/A
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
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: N/A
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 37%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 37%
Total applicants: 7,120
Total acceptances: 2,659
Total freshman enrollment: 1,133
 
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: 1,952
Male acceptances: 1,115
Male freshman enrollment: 415
 
Female applicants: 5,168
Female acceptances: 1,544
Female freshman enrollment: 718
Out-of-state freshmen: N/A
 
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: 20%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 45%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 90%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 70%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 92%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 62%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 481 – 552
Math: 464 – 606
Combined: 945 – 1158

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 4.0%
600-699 14.0% 12.0%
500-599 49.0% 46.0%
400-499 36.0% 38.0%
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 38%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 – 27
Math: 18 – 25
Composite: 17 – 26

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 5.0% 5.0% 5.0%
24-29 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
18-23 54.0% 54.0% 54.0%
12-17 33.0% 33.0% 33.0%
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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