HSC- Hampden-Sydney Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Hampden Sydney College
How hard is it to get into HSC- Hampden-Sydney and can I get accepted? The school has a 55% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,967 out of 3,573 applicants were admitted making HSC- Hampden-Sydney a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. Hampden Sydney College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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HSC- Hampden-Sydney SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT79%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1130|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||650|
|SAT Composite 75th||1330|
|Average SAT Score||1230|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Hampden Sydney College?
Hampden Sydney College typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 79 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1330 and Above||Good||>68%|
|1230 to 1330||Avg +||55%-68%|
|1130 to 1230||Avg -||42%-55%|
|1030 to 1130||Reach||30%-42%|
|Less than 1030||Low||<30%|
HSC- Hampden-Sydney ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT42%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||24|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into HSC- Hampden-Sydney?
Admission data indicates that HSC- Hampden-Sydney regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 42 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hampden Sydney College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>68%|
|24 to 27||Avg +||55%-68%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||42%-55%|
|18 to 21||Reach||30%-42%|
|Less than 18||Low||<30%|
Avg. High School GPA3.4
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into Hampden Sydney College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hampden Sydney College was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #21 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as HSC- Hampden-Sydney accepts 55% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||20%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||13%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||16%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||20%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||5%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
85% of Hampden Sydney College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||13%|
|Top 25% of class||28%|
|Top 50% of class||85%|
|Bottom 50% of class||15%|
|Bottom 25% of class||1%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||?||16%||16%|
Applications are DueMar 1, 2020
Days left to Apply134
Applicants have 134 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to HSC- Hampden-Sydney before the Mar 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
What are the requirements for admission to Hampden Sydney College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232256 IPEDS survey data for Hampden Sydney College.