Hampton University (HU)

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Hampton University is a historically black college found in Hampton, VA. There are around 4,700 students enrolled per year at HU.

HU admits around 40 percent of applicants each year. Of those that are admitted, roughly 27 percent of students enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at hamptonu.edu.

Overall HU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Hampton University was reported as 36.0% in Fall 2020 with over 9,550 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.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Hampton University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 64.8%
  • 2017-2018: 36.2%
  • 2018-2019: 43.8%
  • 2019-2020: 36.0%
  • Projected HU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 39.1%

How Does HU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Hampton University is fifty-eight percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Christopher Newport University71.9%
Virginia Wesleyan College76.8%
Elizabeth City State University65.6%
Chowan University68.4%

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 Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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