Hampton University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Hampton University
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
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
Applicants Submitting SAT24%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1060|
|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.
|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%|
Hampton University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT36%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.3
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
89% of Hampton University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||20%||34%||23%|
Applications are DueMar 1, 2020
Days left to Apply166
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|
What are the requirements for admission to Hampton University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.