Hampton University (HU)

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Hampton University is a historically black college found in Hampton, VA. There are around 5,800 students enrolled per year at HU.

The majority of students getting into this school got an SAT score in the range of 920 to 1090, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 18 to 23. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the HU average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.18 for accepted students. HU admits around 40 percent of applicants each year. Of those that are admitted, roughly 18 percent of students enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at hamptonu.edu.

Overall HU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Hampton University was reported as 36.1% in Fall 2013 with over 15,300 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

  • HU ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • HU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Hampton University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of HU is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

How Does HU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Hampton University is fifty-four percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Virginia Wesleyan College92.9%
Elizabeth City State University57.2%
Chowan University61.5%
Virginia Union University58.5%
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 Required
  • 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)


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

ACT®Score Range
English17 - 24
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 23
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