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. HSC has only approximately 1000 enrolled students, which allows them to offer smaller classes.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 1060 (25th percentile) to 1320 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 20 (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 (3.06 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Approximately 60 percent of all students which applied were accepted at HSC, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 13 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at hsc.edu.

Overall HSC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Hampden-Sydney College was reported as 57.4% in Fall 2020 with over 3,060 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 ACT Scores: 20 - 27
  • HSC Average GPA: 3.06 - 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for HSC has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 55.6%
  • 2017-2018: 55.1%
  • 2018-2019: 59.0%
  • 2019-2020: 57.4%
  • Projected HSC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 53.2%

How Does HSC Compare?

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The acceptance rate for HSC is one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Sweet Briar College79.4%
Randolph College89.6%
Averett University65.0%
Hollins University71.2%
William Peace University50.6%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to HSC (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 670
Math520 - 650
Total Score1060 - 1320
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math17 - 25
Composite Score20 - 27
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