Hampton University is a historically black university located in Hampton, Virginia, United States. It was founded by black and white leaders of the American Missionary Association after the American Civil War to provide education to freedmen in April 1, 1868. It’s nickname is the Pirates and the University is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). Their colors are Reflex Blue & white and their motto is The Standard of Excellence, An Education for Life.
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11 Frissell Avenue
Hampton, VA 23669
Phone: (757) 727-5000
Type: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
One but less than two years certificate
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
Doctor’s degree – professional practice
Campus housing: Yes
Student population: 5,254 (4,361 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio: 10 to 1
- In 1863, using government funds to continue the work started by Mary Peake, General Butler founded the Butler School for Negro children.
- Brigadier General Samuel Armstrong on April 1, 1868, Armstrong opened Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute.
- By 1872, Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute was flourishing and drawing students from all over the country.
- In 1878, Hampton established a formal education program for Native Americans.
- In addition to expansion of the agricultural program in 1913, Hampton’s music program flourished under the direction of Dr. R. Nathaniel Dett.
- A Library Science School was established in 1924 and an extension program was begun in 1929 to reach students who were unable to come to campus.
- On July 1, 1930, Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute became Hampton Institute.
- In 1984, after a nine-month study of Hampton Institute’s rapid growth and development in quality of students, faculty and academic offerings, the recommendation was made to change the name to Hampton University.
The campus contains several buildings that contribute to its National Historic Landmark district: Virginia-Cleveland Hall (freshman female dormitory, as well as home to the school’s two cafeterias), Wigwam building (home to administrative offices), Academy Building (administrative offices), Memorial Chapel (religious services) and the President’s Mansion House.
A 15-acre (61,000 m2) portion of the campus along the Hampton River, including many of the older buildings, is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District.
- University Enrollment 5402
- Total Undergraduate 4565
- Percentage of Undergraduate Men 36.3%
- Percentage of Undergraduate Women 63.7%
- Undergraduate Applications 8638
- State Residents 39.7%
- Out of State 60.3%
- Total Graduate and Professional Enrollment 770
- Average SAT Score 1054
- Student/Faculty Ratio 16:1
- Total Full-Time Faculty 333
- Total Part-Time Faculty134
- Faculty with Terminal Degrees79.0%
- Comprised of six schools – Business, Engineering and Technology, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Pharmacy, Science, and the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications – Hampton University has a diverse group of academic offerings.
- Hampton University offers 68 undergraduate programs, 27 master’s degree programs, and 6 doctoral degree programs and 2 specialist in education degrees. Hampton University’s current endowment is $193.4M.
- If you are looking for a non-academic degree program, our campus extension, the College of Virginia Beach, as well as our College of Education and Continuing Studies have multiple opportunities including non-credit continued education courses, food service management certification, and various teaching certifications.
- There are currently six libraries under the Hampton University library structure, four of which are located on Hampton University’s main campus.
- The Hampton University College of Virginia Beach, a satellite campus of Hampton University.
- Attending college not only requires focused study, but also a solid financial plan to help offset costs.
- Hampton University offers students a variety of continuing education and professional development programs. Many of which are part of the efforts of the College of Education and Continuing Studies, which has as its mission to serve the learning needs of adults and other organizations.
- Hampton U Online offers students the freedom to study online anytime to earn a certificate, undergraduate or graduate degree in an ever-expanding range of degree program offerings.
- Hampton University Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships offers a variety of academic scholarships and provides information about need-based grants, as well as educational grant awards from other state higher education agencies.
- The Hampton University Health Center provides acute care services by a physician or nurse practitioner during clinic hours.
- The Hampton University Police Department is a professional, full-service organization providing all of the services normally performed by municipal police, plus many services unique to an academic institution.
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