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Chances of getting into Hampden Sydney College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.4%
Admission Difficulty for Hampden Sydney College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into HSC- Hampden-Sydney and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,755 out of 3,056 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 49 percent. Hampden Sydney College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Hampden Sydney College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

HSC- Hampden-Sydney SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
88%
SAT Scores for Hampden Sydney College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Hampden Sydney College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Average SAT Score 1190

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Hampden Sydney College?

Hampden Sydney College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Hampden Sydney College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >69%
1190 to 1320 Avg + 57%-69%
1060 to 1190 Avg - 44%-57%
930 to 1060 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 930 Low <31%
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HSC- Hampden-Sydney ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
30%
ACT Scores for Hampden Sydney College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Hampden Sydney College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 #17 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hampden Sydney College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Hampden Sydney College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >71%
23 to 27 Avg + 57%-71%
20 to 23 Avg - 46%-57%
17 to 20 Reach 35%-46%
Less than 17 Low <35%
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HSC- Hampden-Sydney GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.4
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Hampden Sydney College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into HSC- Hampden-Sydney. 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 57% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Hampden Sydney College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 27% Good
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

85% of Hampden Sydney College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Hampden Sydney College students
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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Hampden Sydney College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3 3,053 3,056
Accepted 2 1,753 1,755
Acceptance Rate 67% 57% 57%
Enrolled 2 226 228
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 100% 13% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Hampden Sydney College is $30.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hampden Sydney College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Hampden Sydney College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Hampden Sydney College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

FAQs

Does Hampden Sydney College prefer SAT or ACT?

88% of students submit their SAT scores to HSC- Hampden-Sydney. 30% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Hampden Sydney College?

57% of those who apply are granted admission to HSC- Hampden-Sydney. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Hampden Sydney College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1320. 88% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Hampden Sydney College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 27. 30% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.