Private 4 Year

Hampden Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, Virginia

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Hampden Sydney College overview
Location Hampden-Sydney, Virginia
Online hsc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Rural
Hampden Sydney College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Hampden-Sydney College, established in 1775, is a private men's college located in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia. Situated on a rural campus of more than 1,300 acres, the institution is approximately 60 miles southwest of Richmond, offering a traditional liberal arts education. The college architecture reflects the Federal style, complemented by a landscape that includes groves of hardwoods and the surrounding rolling countryside. Hampden-Sydney is known for its rhetoric program and a strong emphasis on the classics, enrolling a relatively small undergraduate population and fostering a tailored educational experience. The application process is moderately selective. Most students reside in on-campus housing, which encompasses traditional residence halls and fraternity houses. Hampden-Sydney College is known for its specific prominence in the field of political science and for a commitment to cultivating leaders in public service and business.

In the most recent statistical year 3,262 prospective students applied, and 1,298 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 279 enrolled in the school.  838 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 8 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $48,188 plus fees of $2,552.












HSC- Hampden-Sydney is rated within the top 29% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Hampden Sydney College overview
SAT 1040/1310
ACT 23/29
GPA 3.53

Applications Accepted

Hampden Sydney College overview
Applications Due Feb 1, 2024
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Hampden Sydney College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$2,552
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $14,634
Budget for Other Expenses$2,000
Total One Year Cost$68,374

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$54,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

67% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Hampden Sydney College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 37%
History 17%
Business 11%
Biology 7%
Philosophy and Religious Studies 5%

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