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Hampton, Virginia

Hampton University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Hampton University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
36.2%
Admission Difficulty for Hampton University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Hampton University and can I get accepted? The school has a 36% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,391 out of 12,130 applicants were admitted making Hampton University a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. Hampton University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% 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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Hampton University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
24%
SAT Scores for Hampton University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Hampton University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Hampton University?

Hampton University typically requires 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 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #27 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 24 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Hampton University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >49%
1125 to 1190 Avg + 36%-49%
1060 to 1125 Avg - 25%-36%
995 to 1060 Reach 16%-25%
Less than 995 Low <16%
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Hampton University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
36%
ACT Scores for Hampton University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Hampton University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Hampton University?

Admission data indicates that Hampton University 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 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #22 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hampton University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Hampton University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >49%
22 to 24 Avg + 36%-49%
20 to 22 Avg - 25%-36%
18 to 20 Reach 16%-25%
Less than 18 Low <16%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Hampton University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hampton University was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #25 in Virginia for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Hampton University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Hampton University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 18% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Good
3.25 to 3.50 10% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 29% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 8% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

89% of Hampton University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Hampton University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 45%
Top 50% of class 89%
Bottom 50% of class 11%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

Hampton University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,308 3,822 12,130
Accepted 3,469 922 4,391
Acceptance Rate 42% 24% 36%
Enrolled 703 315 1,018
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 34% 23%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
166

Applicants have 166 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 Hampton University before the Mar 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
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

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hampton University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Hampton University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Hampton University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232265 IPEDS survey data for Hampton University.