Hampden-Sydney College (HSC)

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Hampden-Sydney College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Hampden-Sydney, VA, a predominately rural area. There are around 1,200 students enrolled per year at HSC.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 1485 (25th percentile) to 1790 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 22 (25th percentile) to 27 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants accepted to HSC. We were able to estimate the HSC average GPA (3.13 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Approximately 50 percent of all students which applied were accepted at HSC, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 20 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at hsc.edu.

Overall HSC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013

54.9%

The overall acceptance rate for Hampden-Sydney College was reported as 54.9% in Fall 2013 with over 2,620 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • HSC SAT Scores: 1485 - 1790
  • HSC ACT Scores: 22 - 27
  • HSC Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Hampden-Sydney College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Hampden-Sydney College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2017 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2017-2018 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for HSC has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 56.0%
  • 2010-2011: 54.0%
  • 2011-2012: 54.8%
  • 2012-2013: 55.6%
  • 2013-2014: 54.9%
  • Projected HSC Acceptance Rate 2017-2018: 55.0%

How Does HSC Compare?

54.9%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for HSC is one percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Longwood University81.4%
Sweet Briar College84.3%
Lynchburg College63.7%
Randolph College83.4%
University of Richmond31.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants2,623100.0%-
Admitted1,439100.0%-
Enrolled293100.0%-

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to HSC (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading495 - 600
Math510 - 615
Writing480 - 575
Total Score1485 - 1790
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math22 - 27
Composite Score22 - 27
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