Study at Hampton UniversityHampton University, also referred to as HU, is a private, coeducational HBCU (historically black colleges and universities) university. It is located in Hampton, Virginia, United States. It was established on April 1, 1868, to teach blacks and mulattos how to read and write. It was legally chartered in 1870 and called Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute. In 1930, it was renamed to Hampton Institute. In 1984, it was raised to University status and renamed to Hampton University. Today, the University grants admission to more than 4, 500 students every year.
Hampton University is organized into the following schools and colleges:
The University's sports teams are called the HU Pirates. The official mascot is Pirates. HU sponsors football, basketball, track, and tennis.
- College of Education and Continuing Studies
- Graduate College
- School of Business
- School of Engineering and Technology
- School of Liberal Arts
- School of Nursing
- School of Pharmacy
- School of Science
- Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications
Profile of Hampton University
Hampton, VA is home to Hampton. Hampton is a medium-sized city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Hampton go up to the Doctoral degree.
Students commonly pursue studies in science and media.
Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. The school attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 49% of them . Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 465. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 472 and 578.
The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Hampton has a tenure system for senior faculty.
The school has 5, 658 enrolled students . Hampton has a large minority student population.
The school has a residential or campus feel. Hampton offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Hampton values student athletics, and belongs to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Hampton Programs and Degrees
|General Category||Degrees||Most Common Majors |
|Business and Management||249||business management, marketing, business administration, finance, accounting, sales and marketing, MIS, human resources management|
|Nursing and Emergency Medicine||132||registered nursing|
|Media||116||public relations, journalism courses, advertising, journalism, radio and television, broadcast journalism|
|Therapy and Counselling||115||psychology, physical therapy|
|Liberal Arts||107||political science, English language and literature, general studies, history, economics, speech and rhetoric|
|Science||104||biology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, marine biology, physics|
|Medicine||51||pharmacy, health professions|
|Education and Teaching||37||school Counselling, physical education teaching, English teaching, education of learning disabled, elementary school teaching, music teaching, science teaching, educational admin and supervision, . . . |
|Computer Science and Engineering||36||computer science, information science, computer and info science|
|Nutrition and Exercise Therapy||36||sports and fitness management, recreation and leisure studies|
|Medical Support and Technology||25||speech pathology, health diagnostic professions|
|Family and Social Work||23||social work|
|Music||15||music, music management, various music studies|
|Architecture and Planning||14||architecture|
|Mathematics||12||mathematics, applied mathematics|
|Art Studies||10||art studies|
|Drama and Performing Arts||9||drama|
|Engineering||4||engineering, chemical engineering|
|Transportation||4||aviation tech, air traffic controller, aviation operations|
|Mechanics and Repair||4||avionics maintenance|
|Religion and Philosophy||2||religion|
|Security and Law Enforcement||1||fire protection, fire services administration|
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